3CDC is a non-profit, real estate development and finance organization focused on strategically revitalizing Cincinnati’s downtown urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community.  Our work is specifically focused on the central business district and in Over-the-Rhine.

ZIEGLER PARK

CURRENT

ESSENTIAL FACTS:

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

LOCATION: Area bounded by 13th, 14th & Sycamore Streets

OWNER: City of Cincinnati

SIZE: 1.41 Acres

PROJECT PARTNERS: 3CDC, City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Park Board, Cincinnati Recreation Commission

DESIGN TEAM: glaserworks, Human Nature, Brandstetter-Carroll, PWW+G

 

 

Presentations:
Public Workshop #1
Public Workshop #2
Public Workshop #3
Public Workshop #4

Steering Committee (2.24.16)


PROJECT FUNDING

  • NMTC — New Markets Tax Credits
  • City — City of Cincinnati Grant
  • CEF II — Cincinnati Equity Fund II Loan
  • Grants — Private Grants - STILL FUNDRAISING (Current Donors: Kantor/Knue/Mattis Family; Ohio Capital Impact Corporation, an affiliate of the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing)

PROJECT SUMMARY

Ziegler Park, tucked into Over-the-Rhine just west of the old School for Creative & Performing Arts and just south of the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, is home to a 35’ x 75’ pool, a set of basketball courts, a children’s playground, and a covered pavilion flanked by charcoal grills. Named after Cincinnati’s first mayor, David Ziegler, the 1.41 acre park is owned by the City and managed by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission. Unfortunately, the park has suffered from disinvestment over the years and is in need of a major facelift and new operations plan.

 

The City of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC), the Cincinnati Park Board, and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) have joined forces to bring this underutilized green space and facilities back into use as a neighborhood park. With the help of landscape architects, urban planners, aquatics engineers, and Over-the-Rhine community groups and residents, the visioning is underway for what Ziegler Park can become.

 

This process entails several community visioning sessions, a steering committee of community volunteers, and the professional team of Glaserworks, Human Nature, Brandstetter-Carroll, and 3CDC to develop a plan, a capital and programming budget, a construction timeline, and a fundraising plan to bring the project to completion.

Latest Project Update

August 2016 Project Update

The new underground parking garage at Ziegler Park has truly started to take shape the past month. Crews have started pouring concrete to form both exterior walls and interior columns for the garage. Meanwhile, across the street in the pool area, excavation work is underway for new underground mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. For more information on the progress being made, subscribe to our regular Ziegler Park project updates, or read through past updates in our archive.

 

3CDC is a non-profit, real estate development and finance organization focused on strategically revitalizing Cincinnati’s downtown urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community.  Our work is specifically focused on the central business district and in Over-the-Rhine.