February 2016 Project Update


Plenty of work is currently underway at Music Hall, which will remain open for performances until May 2016. Demolition in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO)’s office space is substantially complete, allowing crews to begin on under-slab mechanical, engineering and plumbing work in the space. Structural footers for the mezzanine in the new CSO offices are currently being dug in, a process that is expected to last a few weeks. Elsewhere in the building, new passenger elevator pits are being dug in and abatement has continued in the basement and paint shop.


Drywall finishing is nearly complete at the Central Parkway YMCA. In addition, crews are in the process of installing new piping in the pool.


The ceremonial – and, coincidentally, the actual – groundbreaking for Ziegler Park was held on February 17, and was well attended by members of City Council and staff, project sponsors, and neighborhood residents. Demolition of the existing playfield that is adjacent to the former SCPA building is now in full-swing, with crews working on the excavation of the future below-grade parking garage.


Foundation installation has been completed at the Race Street Condos, which is one phase of the 15th & Race project. Structural masonry work is now underway on the new mixed-use development, which will feature 17 condominium units and three street-level commercial spaces when completed.


Construction is underway on Pleasantry, a new restaurant located at 118 W. 15th Street on the ground floor of The Osborne. Flooring throughout the new restaurant is currently being installed, along with wall tile, and the hood venting system. Installation is also underway on a new exterior door and transaction window. Work is expected to be completed in March 2016, with the restaurant opening for business in April.


Construction is in full swing at Memorial Hall, as the hall’s seats have been moved off-site for refurbishment and the replacement of the existing wood floor is underway. Elsewhere inside the building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work has continued, along with HVAC ductwork. Outside, crews continue to work on the foundation for the addition at the rear of the building.


Union Hall, home to Cintrifuse, The Brandery, and CincyTech has opened its doors as Cincinnati’s hub for tech innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. This major renovation project, designed by OTR firm City Studios Architecture, has joined three formerly vacant buildings on Vine Street and is targeting LEED Silver Certification. Two commercial spaces are available for lease within the building, as well – one at street level on Vine Street and another in the barrel-vaulted sub-basement, with an entrance off of Republic Street.