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Banks Project To Be Open By End Of 2009

It's been one of the most talked-about and debated pieces of property in Cincinnati -- the area along the Ohio River known as the Banks.

Now, people are getting the first look at what is expected to go into that space by the end of the decade.

News 5?s John London said the Banks Working Committee is showing off artist renderings of a high-density housing, office and entertainment development. It will start close to Great American Ball Park and move west toward Paul Brown Stadium in the later phases. But initially, London said, expect restaurants, cafes, offices and condos from the east side of the 16-acre area up to Second Street and to the south of the Freedom Center.

AIG Carter hopes to break ground this fall, start construction before the end of the year and have the first residential units open by the time the ball drops to mark the start of 2010.

Still undetermined: how the funding for the project will come together. London said that he's been told that it's still up in the air, but that it's hoped that funding will be finalized in the next three weeks.

Stay tuned to News 5 and WLWT.com for the latest information later today.