At the southeast of the Streetcar line, a lot of construction is underway. The Banks (in the foreground of the picture below) is under construction, and Queen City Square (the background) is rising at the rate of about a floor a week and will soon become the City’s new tallest building.
It is 1.3 miles round trip from Queen City Square to the Hamilton County Courthouse, but a streetcar would cut that trip to a one block walk—something especially welcome if you are transporting large numbers of documents to the court.
With a Streetcar, students and their parents visiting the University of Cincinnati from out of town could stay at one of the new hotels on the Banks and ride the Streetcar up to Clifton for the campus tour.
These two projects will have a combined economic impact of $3.5 billion ($1.9 billion for the Banks, $1.6 for Queen City Square).
The Cincinnati Streetcar will connect these projects with the rest of Downtown and Uptown and spur an additional $1.4 billion in economic development. These development projects will ensure that Downtown and Uptown, which have 54% of the jobs in the City and produce much of the income taxes that fund the important services in the other 46 neighborhoods will remain strong.