Cincinnati leaders propose high-rise with grocery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati leaders want to add a 30-story high-rise to the city's re-emerging downtown.

City Manager Milton Dohoney on Tuesday unveiled a plan that would replace an unattractive, 1,500-space parking garage in a bustling area of downtown.

If approved, the high-rise would include a 15,000-square-foot grocery store, 300 luxury apartments and 1,000 parking spaces.

The plan also calls for another 1,000 parking spaces and about 20,000 square feet of street-level retail to replace a barren downtown mall next door.

The city council is expected to begin considering the plan in the next few weeks.

The city proposes paying for the plan by using $12 million from a partnership with the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, and $82 million from developers.

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