Current Projects

KeyMark – Mergard Lanes

Mergard is a part of College Hill CURC’s KeyMark Development in partnership with 8K, bringing 14 affordable units to the business district, 11 of which are accessible and 1 fully ADA-compliant unit—as well as a modern office space.

KeyMark – Ruth Hellen

Ruth Hellen is a part of College Hill CURC’s KeyMark Development in partnership with 8K, bringing 12 affordable units to the business district.

OurShop College Hill

OurShop de-risks the business start-up experience by providing rent-free space for six months to brick-and-mortar businesses along with business mentorship and marketing.

Hollywood Theatre

The crown jewel of the business district. College Hill CURC is currently looking for the right tenant for this historic space.

Facade Improvement Program

The program aims to invest in the businesses that have long been in our business district by providing them with a fresh new look.

Outdoor Improvement Program

This program aims to create gathering spaces for our community and businesses along Hamilton Avenue to increase pedestrian safety, walkability, and enhance the overall look and feel of the business district.

DORA College Hill

DORA, also known as, Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, allows pedestrians to walk with their alcoholic beverages within certain boundaries.


College Hill CURC is dedicated to keeping the Avenue beautiful and safe with landscaping, greenery, cleanliness, murals, and more.

Pedestrian Safety

In collaboration with the City’s Department of Transportation and Engineering (DOTE), We’ve installed double curb extensions at five key locations throughout the Business District.

College Hill Station Three

College Hill CURC, Pennrose, and GBBN are working together to bring a development that reflects the community’s vision for a third phase of redevelopment at Hamilton and North Bend.

Upcoming Projects

Streetscape Improvement

Streetscape Improvements: We will be adding pedestrian improvement interventions along The Avenue, including benches, planters, electrical access, sidewalk repairs, a shading structure at Patrick’s Park, and more.

Alleyway Activation

We will be transforming six alleyways in our business district with added lighting, art installations, seating, and planters.

These enhancements will not only make our district safer for pedestrians but will also infuse it with a burst of color and a big boost for our local small businesses. Our first Alleyway makeover, situated between Tortilleria Garcia and El Camino Bakery, now boats charming planters, seating, flower baskets, and an eye-catching mural by Joshua Stout!

We’re transforming these spaces thanks to the support of the City of Cincinnati’s NBDIP grant.