Meet the key players involved in The Banks, as well as view profiles of featured subcontractors:
City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
The public infrastructure development phases of The Banks are managed by The Banks Public Partnership, formed by the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County who work in partnership with the private developer, Carter Dawson. The City of Cincinnati oversees all aspects of the Freedom Way structural bridge deck, utility infrastructure and traffic control. All aspects of the Central Riverfront Parking Garage are handled by Hamilton County.
Founded in 1788, Cincinnati is the county seat of Hamilton County. There are 10 Fortune 500 companies and 18 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Cincinnati area. Cincinnati is also home to major sports teams including the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals (whose stadiums bookend The Banks), as well as sporting events such as the Cincinnati Tennis Masters, the Flying Pig Marathon and the Thanksgiving Day race. Oktoberfest, Macy's Music Festival, Taste of Cincinnati and Tall Stacks are also key happenings in the city.
Hamilton County is one of 88 counties in Ohio, named after the first Secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. With an estimated population of more than 820,000, Hamilton County is the third most populous in Ohio.
Cincinnati Parks is overseeing the planning, development and construction of the new 45-acre Smale Riverfront Park and will subsequently sustain the park as an enduring riverfront destination landmark. Adjacent to The Banks development, Smale Riverfront Park will extend from the east at Great American Ball Park to Paul Brown Stadium—flanking the iconic Roebling Suspension Bridge.
The City of Cincinnati parks system has been rated “excellent” by the Trust for Public Land and USA Today ranked Cincinnati Parks as one of the top three urban park systems in the United States. Cincinnati Parks has five regional and 70 neighborhood parks, 34 nature preserves, as well as parkways and neighborhood gateways. Additionally, Cincinnati Parks operates five nature centers, an arboretum and one of the larger public plant conservatories in the country.
Carter and The Dawson Company
Carter and The Dawson Company were selected by the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to serve as master developers for the 18-acre mixed-use project at The Banks as well as program manager for the construction of the parking garage and infrastructure. Carter and The Dawson Company, both headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, have worked together for more than 10 years on similar large-scale, innovative, mixed-use, urban developments.
Founded in 1958, Carter is one of the nation’s preeminent full-service commercial real estate firms and most-prolific developers, delivering more than 80 million square feet of projects in the office, industrial, mixed-use, educational and retail sectors.
The Dawson Company
Founded in 1969, The Dawson Company has enjoyed an extensive track record of success as a fully-integrated, comprehensive commercial real estate development firm, specializing in mixed-use, transit-oriented development.