With the development of the state-of-the-art Uptown Gateway officially underway, Beth Robinson, President and CEO of the Uptown Consortium, Inc. (UCI), was invited to speak about the vision of the pivotal project on WCPO’s “This Week in Cincinnati,” hosted by anchor Craig McKee.
The segment, which aired earlier this month, highlighted the Uptown Innovation Corridor, a 65-acre innovation and technology mixed-use development in Cincinnati’s Innovation District—the region’s center for future-facing research and talent. Plans promote connectivity among start-ups, established firms, and anchor institutions through pedestrian-friendly features, architectural design, tenant mix and support services.
In the interview, Beth provided an update on the Uptown Gateway, a $250 million mixed-use development that includes green space and public art to create a welcoming, collaborative environment and integrate the development into the existing neighborhood.
According to Robinson, the development plays a critical role establishing Cincinnati as a world-class innovation district, serving as a connector between UCI’s anchor institutions and organizations looking to collaborate on research, technology and innovation-focused efforts.
“The Uptown Innovation Corridor, comprising state-of-the-art developments like Uptown Gateway, is the region’s center of innovation and entrepreneurship where leading-edge institutions and companies connect with start-ups and innovators to harness new technologies and ideas,” said Beth Robinson, President and CEO, Uptown Consortium, Inc. (UCI). “Now, with Uptown Gateway officially underway, it’s a huge step towards creating a world-class innovation district in Cincinnati and attracting other businesses and entrepreneurs to Uptown’s growing innovation ecosystem.”
Other highlights from the WCPO segment include:
Discussing land acquisition
Project development and tenants updates
How the Uptown Gateway will attract future companies
The types of jobs that will be available within the Uptown Gateway
At the end of the discussion, McKee encompasses the vision of the Uptown Gateway: “to serve as Uptown’s conduit to the future.”
“We couldn’t agree more,” said Robinson. “The Gateway development is a tremendous opportunity for the entire Corridor, creating a focal point for innovation in our market. But’s the broader positive impact to our city and region will allow the entire Cincinnati region to attract and retain the best and brightest talent from around the world.”