CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - The Newport City Commission unanimously approved plans Monday for a mixed-use development on the World Peace Bell site in the city’s central business district.
The vote comes less less a week after plans were announced for a new music and entertainment venue at the riverfront Ovation site.
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Plans for the Peace Bell site feature a 144-room hotel, a 49,000-square-foot mixed-use building that will include retail and office space and a 350-space above-ground parking garage.
Construction will begin in about a year on the the hotel and parking garage. The development of the mixed-use building will follow in the second phase of the project, officials said.