Our efforts to restore Cincinnati’s Icons have faced a major setback — the Hamilton County Commissioners declined to include a .25 cent sales tax referendum on the November ballot as part of a comprehensive private-public funding solution to restore Union Terminal and Music Hall. Instead, two of the Commissioners voted in favor of a last-minute alternate plan for a five-year tax levy that would support repairs for Union Terminal only. Details of this plan have not been shared with the stakeholders or the general public.
As a result, the future of both of Cincinnati’s Icons remains uncertain.
These two buildings are truly among the nation’s architectural treasures, and the National Trust will continue to work with preservation advocates in Cincinnati to determine the best path forward for both of these endangered buildings. We invite you to stay tuned to www.savingplaces.org as this important effort continues.