CINCINNATI—Cincinnati’s Bond Hill neighborhood has become somewhat blighted, but the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority has decided now is the time to launch its $80 million MidPointe Crossing mixed-use development there and help it recover. Other development has started to pop up in the surrounding area and the authority “saw its opportunity to help the area even further,” Scott Abernethy, senior vice president of Cassidy Turley, tells

As reported last week in, the authority has begun planning and site development for MidPointe, including the December 2013 demolition of Swifton Commons, the region’s first shopping mall, and one that had become obsolete. And the authority selected Cassidy Turley to lead land sales efforts for the development. Abernethy and associate Joshua Smitherman will handle office land sales, and vice president Andrew Sellet and associate Terry Ohnmeis will handle retail land sales.

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