Case Studies

The Herald Building, Cincinnati, Ohio

Hearld Building Rendering Herald Building After

Project Summary

  • Project type:
    Urban LEED Gold Certified Office/Mixed Use Development
  • Project size:
    3-stories; 46,000 square feet on .544 acres
  • Client:
    Al. Neyer, Inc. /Uptown Consortium, Inc.
  • Reference:
  • Franz A. Stansbury, Director Real Estate Development
  • Uptown Consortium, Inc.
  • 629 Oak Street
  • Suite 306
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
  • Office: 513.861.8726 ext. 16
  • Jim Neyer, EVP Real Estate Development
  • Al. Neyer, Inc.
  • 302 W. 3rd Street
  • Suite 800
  • Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Office: 513.271.6400

Project Highlights

  • As a non-profit organization made up of uptown Cincinnati’s five largest employers, the Uptown Consortium is serving as the master developer of a major redevelopment project encompassing a multi- block area of approximately 25 acres in the community of Avondale. A crucial element of the project is The Herald Building, home to the city’s award-winning African-American newspaper and offices for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
  • In 2006, the Uptown Consortium chose Al. Neyer, Inc. as The Herald Building’s development partner.
  • Subsequently, Resurgence Group was retained as part of the team to assume responsibility for tasks that would help this building to set an enviable standard for the entire redevelopment project.
    • - Land assemblage
    • - Three-year negotiations which resulted in the acquisition and relocation of a US Postal Service site
    • - Zoning
    • - LEED Gold certification
    • - Lease negotiations with two tenants which account for of 100% occupancy of the building
    • - 15-year real property tax abatement through the City of Cincinnati’s LEED/CRA ordinance (the first project to be granted abatement under this ordinance)
  • The project was completed in the Summer of 2009.