Red Bank Crossing I & II
- Project Type: Medical Office
- Project SF: 67,000
About this Project
Red Bank Expressway serves as a major connector between I-71 and U.S. 50. Several retail and office buildings adorned the expressway with the exception of a certain 12.5 acre lot. The under-served parcel was an eye-sore to the community and developers previously did not want to have anything to do with this sore spot. All this changed when, in 2001, Neyer Properties purchased the weed-filled vacant piece of land from the City of Cincinnati.
Neyer Properties had to overcome several physical challenges with regards to this property. First and foremost, the land was considered a brownfield property and therefore may have had environmental contaminations. The site was also eight feet lower than Red Bank Expressway and had no access to the road.
To address the drastic elevation change within the property, Neyer dug into the slope on the east side of the property to obtain fill to even out the topography. The city agreed to provide the traffic light and access into the property at their expense.
Between 2005 and 2007, two Class A office buildings, Red Bank Crossing I & II, were constructed to provide space for medical offices, followed by a retail building built in 2007, and daycare completed in 2008. The development has a total of 167,000 square feet, is almost 100 percent -occupied, and is valued at over $20 million. The project is easily accessible from I-71, US-50, Erie Avenue, and Madison Road. All buildings feature attractive masonry and stone exteriors with interior details to match the overall quality.
In fact, Red Bank Crossing II was the first commercial office building in the city of Cincinnati to earn LEED Certification for its Core & Shell. Both office buildings feature highly-efficient irrigation and native Ohio plants in landscaping, low- flow faucets and fixtures in restrooms to reduce water use, and high-efficiency windows to reduce solar gain while minimizing air leaks and uncontrolled water infiltration.