CINCINNATI: Cincinnati has started clearing space for a nearly $12 million maintenance facility to be used by the city’s planned streetcar system.
Workers on Monday started demolishing two abandoned buildings at the site of the future maintenance facility. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports it’s the first major sign of construction on the streetcar project, which has an estimated price tag of $133 million.
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory says the demolition work provides a clear sign that the project is moving forward.
But critics contend it’s still possible to stop the project, which has faced funding problems and cost overruns.
Supporters say the 3.6-mile track could help boost downtown business and tourism.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com