The project is located within an area bounded by Reading Road (US-42), Whitter Avenue, Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King (MLK) Drive. It is located in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Avondale (see Attachment A).
The project is a multi-modal transportation facility which would be a Metro fixed route bus hub with restrooms, bike share, and real-time schedule information. It will also contain a shuttle hub with shuttles that serve educational facilities, numerous hospitals and satellite offices, entertainment venues, etc. These shuttles would provide a “one seat ride” from transit to final destination in the Uptown area (and other locations). The upper levels of the facility would provide automobile parking (see Attachment B) for the adjacent office buildings. Attachments A and B were developed by City and Metro staff as conceptual designs.
This location is especially suited for a multi-modal hub since it has direct access to Interstate 71 and there are multiple Metro routes that pass through the nearby area. There is also a planned bicycle facility along MLK and the possibility of connecting to the Wasson Way Trail. This complements the many new development opportunities as a result of the construction of the new I-71 and MLK interchange.