June 2024 Updates


Today, renovation work started at the Duke Energy Convention Center (DECC), kicking off the projected 18-month construction period. The initial work on the convention center’s interior includes cataloging and relocating existing event equipment, as well as removing public artwork throughout the building. Once the building is emptied, construction crews will start interior demolition work in short order. Exterior demolition is starting at the mid-block of Fifth Street and progressing east toward Elm Street. The construction team will build temporary walls to weatherize the building while the new glass façade is fabricated and installed.

On Tuesday, July 16, the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, 3CDC, and our project partners will commemorate the start of the renovation work at a public construction kickoff ceremony at the corner of Fifth and Elm streets, outside of DECC’s main lobby entrance. The event will feature brief remarks from several project partners. Learn more about the event and RSVP online.

Later today, 3CDC will send out a new installment of its regular Convention District construction updates. Stay in the know with everything happening in the Convention District by subscribing to receive bi-weekly construction updates.


Interior demolition work is now largely complete at Paycor Headquarters, and crews have finished partial dismantling of the skybridge over Race Street. The remaining portion of the skybridge, located over the sidewalk on the east side of Race Street, will be removed at a later date. The demolition of the building façade started on 5th Street and will continue clockwise around the building to finish the work. Stay in the know with everything happening at 101 W. Fifth Street by subscribing to receive monthly construction updates.


Renovation work at The Annie, located at 208-218 W. 12th Street, is now complete, and most of the 29 total mixed-income residential units are occupied. Prospective renters should visit the Urban Sites website to review listings of available units. 3CDC’s Commercial Space Activation team is seeking a tenant to occupy the newly finished 2,600 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. A complete list of 3CDC’s commercial listings is available to current and prospective business owners online.