Photos: The Banks’ developers Atlanta work

DSC_2192It looks like the city and county have a deal to build the first phase of The Banks (as first reported by The Post), Cincinnati’s long-delayed riverfront project. The chosen developer, Atlanta’s Carter Development, has a few major projects under their belt in that city.

Back in September I went down to Atlanta to check them out, but the photos I took of both Atlantic Station and Lindbergh City Center (which does not seem to have its own Web page) have never been public – until now.

[Click on the photo above to be taken to the set on Flickr.]

Unfortunately, I did not get around to editing the photos before posting them so there are a few similar images. Wading through and past them might be a pain, but you will get to see up close and personal what Carter has been able to accomplish with both the Lindbergh City Center and Atlantic Station.

City and county officials, along with members of the Banks Working Group, have taken trips in recent months aboard Banks Working Group chairman and Cincinnati Reds majority owner Bob Castellini‘s private jet (an Enquirer reporter even got a ride home on the plane).

Trent Germano, Carter’s senior vice president and de facto spokesman for the developer, told me yesterday The Banks will more closely resemble Lindbergh than Atlantic Station, though The Banks will have its own look and feel.

Germano said he expects to have a sales office open in the next few months. Exciting stuff.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for About.com's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, iRhine.com. He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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