Historic Bank Building restored, celebrated in Madisonville


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Historic Bank Building restored, celebrated in Madisonville

28 April 2016 - 12:00:00 AM
City Manager Harry Black
April 28, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Holly Stutz Smith at 513-352-6263 or Holly.Stutz-Smith@cincinnati-oh.gov
Historic Bank Building restored, celebrated in Madisonville
Ribbon-cutting kicks off business district redevelopment
CINCINNATI – The City of Cincinnati joined the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (MCURC) to commemorate the restoration of the historic Fifth Third Bank Building at the corner of Madison Road and Whetsel Avenue.

The project is the result of a partnership between the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, the City of Cincinnati, the Community Development Finance Fund, Duke Energy, the Local Initiative Support Corporation, the Community Development Corporations of Greater Cincinnati, the James A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee, and Fifth Third Bank.

While the ribbon-cutting marks the opening of a single building, it also has deeper meaning for members of the Madisonville community and MCURC.  

“Renovation of this site will retain substantial historic character for the Madisonville business district,” says Vice Mayor David Mann. “This project serves as a catalyst for continued development and will support Madisonville in reaching its full potential as a vibrant, thriving neighborhood.”

MCURC executive director Sara Sheets adds, “Madisonville has tremendous momentum. The pieces are falling into place for a revitalization that reflects the existing vitality and gifts of our neighborhood.”

The 2,600-square-foot building was constructed in 1927 as a local branch of the Fifth Third Union Trust Company.  The lower level, now offered as a retail space, contained the bank.  The second level originally included an office and an apartment and has been renovated to offer two, two-bedroom apartments. 

For more information about MCURC or the Bank Building, contact Matt Strauss at 271-2495 or matt@mcurc.org.