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Fixing Cincinnati

The Banks, an ambitious redevelopment plan for Cincinnati's waterfront, is near completion. Travis R. Eby takes a look.

The Banks is an 18-acre mixed-use development that restores Cincinnati's connection to its waterfront.

Eby asks urban planning professor Terry Grundy of the University of Cincinnati, what he thinks of the results:

"'The early concepts for The Banks development were just right: reclaim a scruffy and long-neglected riverfront for the city's future; put in a mix of public amenities and residential and commercial developments to add to downtown's residential population and tax base,' Grundy wrote in an email. The plan also 'integrates the new structures with contiguous high profile infrastructure like two new sports stadiums, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and one of America's most charming and historic 19th century bridges, and connects it all to the historic Central Business District.'"

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