Across the country, wherever streetcar tracks are laid, development follows. The map below shows the development potential along the route. The red areas (one block from the line) have the greatest potential for transit oriented development, followed by the orange and yellow areas. The routing of the streetcar covers most of the basin.
The black areas show surface parking lots that can be improved into structures that produce more tax revenue for the entire city. Large numbers of surface lots in a downtown is not a sign of a healthy city. By accelerating the conversion of many of these empty lots into productive buildings, the streetcar will help revitalize our downtown and bring new residents, businesses and jobs into our city. Revitalize Cincinnati–Build the Streetcar.