Proposed FC Cincinnati Stadium Plan Amendment Includes Parking Garage

FC Cincinnati Stadium rendering July 2019

Cincinnati planning officials next week will consider a proposed amendment to FC Cincinnati stadium plans, which includes the construction of a new parking garage.

Construction work continues on FC Cincinnati’s upcoming West End stadium, with the club anticipating a 2021 opening. The plans for the overall project are evolving as construction takes shape, as a proposal slated to go before the Cincinnati Planning Commission on January 24 calls for a new parking garage to be built.

Located north of the stadium, the six-level, 850-space garage would be built and owned by Hamilton County. Additionally, the planning documents note that future phases of construction could yield mixed-use development in the area surrounding the garage. Any future developments would still require a sign-off from the planning commission before being built. More from

The current amendment would add 2.1 acres of land to the development site for the planned county garage, bringing the total site to 17.6 acres.

As for future development wrapping the garage, the planning documents describe a 5-story building totaling 150,000 square feet of mixed-use space at Bauer Avenue and John Street and a 10-story building with 225,000 square feet of mixed-use space along Central Avenue.

Potential uses, according to the club, include residential, dining, office, banking and finance, a community learning center, a daycare center, a food market or more parking facilities.

Those future developments would still need to come before the planning commission before they are built.

FC Cincinnati began MLS play as an expansion team last season at the Unviersity of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. The club will return there in 2020, with the anticipation of opening the new stadium in 2021.

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