The UC 1819 Innovation Hub is a state-of-the-art facility that connects external organizations with UC’s students and faculty. Located in the Uptown Innovation Corridor, it provides a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment to create real-world solutions and products while producing a talent pipeline from the university to companies.
Uptown is unique—and valuable—for its convergence of community, education, research and healthcare in one prime location. As the Uptown Innovation Corridor enters its next phase of development, the Uptown Consortium has enlisted the services of global planning and design firm Sasaki to guide the project to success.
The Uptown Consortium (UCI) recently commissioned a study of Avondale’s housing market to guide future housing options and development in the neighborhood. The study is aligned with UCI’s goal of supporting the Avondale neighborhood in conjunction with developing the Uptown Innovation Corridor. Results of the study will aid the Consortium, Avondale homeowners, residents, planners and investors in maximizing future improvements, impact and outcomes.
If the only requirements for innovation were great ideas and the capital to implement them, the world would be a different place. But alas, innovation—and as well, an Innovation Corridor like ours in Uptown—requires more than great thinking and sustained funding. Innovation requires leadership, vision, partnerships, shared priorities and continuous learning. We believe the Uptown Innovation Corridor requires the same.
Progress, community and innovation were on full display at the first annual “Innovate | Celebrate Uptown Cincinnati” event—previously known as the Uptown Business Celebration. The June 21 ceremony, held at the newly renovated UC 1819 Innovation Hub, recognized the area’s most influential and future-focused individuals, businesses and organizations in front of hundreds of Uptown Cincinnati residents.
Since 2012, The Uptown Consortium (UCI) has led an intense planning and community engagement effort to establish a framework for the Uptown Innovation Corridor—a rare, urban development opportunity in Uptown Cincinnati.
Next week we’ll announce the findings of a research study central to Phase Two of the Uptown Innovation Corridor development. The Uptown Consortium commissioned the Avondale Housing Market Intelligence Report as a key tool in creating forward-looking residential improvements that honor Avondale, its history and its residents.
Last summer, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) made the much-anticipated announcement that it will be consolidating its three Cincinnati facilities in the Uptown Innovation Corridor at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Reading Road. In mid-May, NIOSH announced the design/build RFP for the consolidation project.