Arn Bortz, Towne Properties Managing Partner, updating $100M Uptown Commons project in Clifton at Nov. 10 CREW GC luncheon

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Arn Bortz, Towne Properties

Mr. Arn Bortz, Managing Partner of the Center City Development Group at Towne Properties of Mount Adams, will be updating a major redevelopment project in the City of Cincinnati at the Nov. 10 CREW Greater Cincinnati luncheon meeting.

Uptown Commons is a $100 million mixed-use redevelopment in Clifton, formerly known as the Calhoun Corridor. The project is on the southern edge of the University of Cincinnati, located inbetween Calhoun and McMillan streets.

Mr. Bortz will be the featured speaker of the meeting, which routinely draws some of the biggest names and players in the Greater Cincinnati commercial real estate industry. The business luncheon starts with a half-hour of networking from 11:15-11:45 a.m., followed by an always-tasty lunch, the presentation/program plus a question-and-answer session with the crowd.

Mr. Bortz will reveal the approach that won over the Clifton Heights Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. (CHCURC) selection board, which decided the team at Towne Properties was the best fit for reflecting the needs of its neighborhood. The developer has been charging with making the streets surrounding the UC campus more inviting, lively and livable for its students, visitors and workforce.

CREW GC luncheon attendees will be updated as to how this important corridor will be transformed into the central focus of the Uptown Business District.

The Center City Development Group at Towne Properties specializes in the development and redevelopment of mixed-use projects in urban settings. In addition to many accomplishments earned over his last 22 years with the firm, Mr. Bortz also served the Ciy of Cincinnati for almost nine years as Mayor and as a member of Cincinnati City Council.

Mr. Bortz has been, and continues to be, a driving force in many business and community organizations such as Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI), the Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) and the Cincinnati Public Schools Master Plan Advisory Committee.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, his Master’s from the London School of Economics and his Law Degree from Georgetown Law Center.

His background includes work as a private practice attorney, a wrier for Ralph Nader’s Congress Project, a reporter for the National Journal and an investigator for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

For more information about CREW GC, please visit http://www.CREWCincinnati.org or contact CREW GC President Janet Rullman with WESTECH Environmental Services of Cincinnati at jrullman@goWESTECH.com or (513) 353-0700 ext. 13; CREW GC President-Elect Ellen Mayleben with Paul Hemmer Cos. of Fort Mitchell, Ky. can be reached at (859) 341-8300 or emayleben@PaulHemmer.com.

The CREW luncheon will be held at Maketewah Country Club, just north of the Norwood Lateral (Ohio Route 562) at 5401 Reading Road in Bond Hill. Online registration for the event is available at the CREW GC website, http://www.CREWCincinnati.org.

For media inquiries regarding CREW GC, please contact TheWritingFiend@Large, Mr. Andy Hemmer, at (513) 604-5428 or andyhemmer@me.com.


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