Bayer Becker’s design services on the Districts of Taylor Mill will help “usher in a new era in Taylor Mill” according to the city’s Mayor. The mixed use project involved the redevelopment of an existing blighted areas and is the first for the city’s new downtown district. The project brings two iconic Cincinnati area brands to the area and features a four story, 36,000 square foot building that will include a 6,000 square foot LaRosa’s, the largest in Greater Cincinnati, as well as a 3,500 square foot Skyline Chili restaurant. In addition to the restaurants, there is additional space for office and retail at the site. The project builds upon the success of the recently completed Taylor Mill Road reconstruction, that added new lanes, signals and is expected to alleviate congestion.
Design for the project included extensive earthwork calculations as well as a retaining wall near the rear of the project to help reinforce the project site. Surrounded on all sides by development, minimizing impact to the adjacent roadway and neighboring homes was important. The tight site constraints also meant maximizing space. To help maximize space, detention for the site was moved underground, freeing up space for parking. Bayer Becker’s familiarity with similar projects combined with previous experience with the clients and area led to a project that will further revitalize the city of Taylor Mill for years to come.