The streetcar opponents are really digging deep now to explain away the development along the streetcar line. With a sociopathic level of denial, they're claiming all the development in OTR is being driven by Washington Park. And I'm not going to totally discount the park as Fountain Square was credited with 100 million in development. How ironic the same people opposed to the streetcar also opposed spending money on those two parks?
Anyhow I'm getting off topic and I guess its just an inconvenience that every building along the entire OTR length of the line is under construction. A quarter billion of development announced so far this year, and wait until the development gets ramped up downtown, people haven't seen anything yet.
Back in 2013 this building sat empty and boarded up, it is now Artichoke, a kitchen store whose owners credited its proximity to Findlay Market and its location on the streetcar line as reasons for picking that building. But Cincinnati's tone-deaf and relentlessly ill-equipped mayor and a couple councilmembers know it was really Washington Park.
1824 Elm St 2013