The new 1-71 Interchange opened on August 8, 2017. Since 2011, UCI has worked closely with the City of Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments on the $80 million interchange at I-71 and Martin Luther King Drive. The project opens 670 acres of unused land, creating up to 7,000 permanent full-time jobs in the region’s second-largest economic area. Explore the ongoing development around the MLK Interchange and the Uptown Innovation Corridor here


The future view of the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Reading Road as envisioned by planners during the daytime.


This rendering shows what the "grand boulevard" version of MLK Drive will look like between Highland and Eden Avenues.


Residential infill will be focused near neighborhood business districts.


A conceptual shuttle route map using three routes throughout Uptown.


1819, formerly the Sears Building, is the University of Cincinnati’s new innovation and research accelerator, which is expected to provide space to startup companies launched from UC-developed technologies.

UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute

The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute will be a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological conditions that includes more than 100 faculty members from 15 clinical specialties.


Uptown Gateway will be a mixed-use development located by the I-71 Interchange in Uptown’s Innovation Corridor. The Uptown Gateway masterplan includes office, retail, residential and parking space. The development is scheduled for completion in 2020. Learn more about the Uptown Gateway here

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Hotel at uptown gateway - Design coming soon

Uptown Gateway developers Terrex Development and Construction and Messer Construction Co. are partnering with Brandicorp and Lexington Management Corp. to add a hotel to the development at Reading Road and Martin Luther King Drive. The team has not yet determined what brand the hotel will be. The hotel is part of the first phase of construction along with the underground garage and an office building.