From this story in Cincy Magazine on the Streetcar:
On the front lines, Duane Donohue owns the former Red Top Brewery building on McMicken Street in a stretch of Over-the-Rhine that has been branded the Brewery District. A financing plan to convert the building into 20 condos fell apart last year when the economy tanked and investors pulled out. What would cinch the deal for him? More money invested in crime prevention? Litter control? Subsidizing private developments?
“Streetcar,” says Donohue. “It will make development in Over-the-Rhine happen. I think it’s cheaper than subsidizing every single unit in the neighborhood.”