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The city planning commission on Friday approved the sale of city-owned property to make way for Cincinnati Public Radio’s new offices Downtown.

An artist's rendering of a planned new mxed-use development in Pendleton. New Cincinnati Public Radio Offices and WSDG-designed Broadcast Studio coming.
An artist’s rendering of a planned new mxed-use development in Pendleton. (Photo by

The commission approved the sale of a city-owned parking lot and maintenance garage at 316-320 West 9th St. – across the street from City Hall – to Cincinnati Public Radio (CPR) for about $1.5 million. 

CPR plans to demolish the maintenance garage and construct a 30,000-square-foot, multi-level office building with retail space on the first floor and a pedestrian plaza.

Cincinnati Public Radio, which operates WGUC-FM, WVXU-FM and WMUB-FM, would move from into the new space from its current location at 1223 Central Parkway.

The construction start date has yet to be determined.

In other matters, the commission approved the transfer of a parking lot at 1118 Sycamore St. in Pendleton from the current owner to the city and then from the city to developer Charles Street Investment Partners.

The city must be included in the chain of property transfers to allow the  developer to secure tax-increment financing for a planned mixed-use development.

The development would included 151 residential units, just under 7,000 square feet of retail space and 134 public and private parking spaces.

Both projects must be approved by Cincinnati City Council.