What People Are Saying...

Andrea Siefring-Robbins, Owner & President / Urban Stead Cheese

Terrex provided us with a dynamic solutions-driven approach to a unique project.  The leadership provided from Matt, Peter and Tom alongside the Construction Team was critical in keeping our project on time and on budget.  The team brings a great deal of diverse expertise and industry knowledge to the table; they’ve created an agile team that excels at communication and employs a straight-forward approach to client relationships.  We are so pleased that we chose Terrex Development & Construction to complete our project; they truly felt like a partner in the process.

Jerry Atkins, Senior Vice President / Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital

Terrex provides a holistic approach to understanding a client’s real estate and construction needs based on core competence and complete trust.  In construction, the Terrex team utilizes creative and effective approaches to construction delivery; value engineering to address budget challenges;  or fast tracking schedules to meet client delivery requirements.  For real estate, the Terrex team can use its financial resources to lower client occupancy costs with its access to capital and creative structured finance solutions. For capital projects that require the best, Terrex is a first choice.

Having worked with Terrex and with development and construction professionals throughout Cincinnati and around the world, I can unequivocally state that Terrex embodies the very best in client services: professional, collaborative, honest, positive, pleasant.  It helps too that they are totally solution oriented, keeping the hopes and dreams of the client clearly in focus.

Amanda & Cristian Pietoso, Owners / Americano Burger Bar

Terrex was excellent at working within our budget and time constraints for the build-out of our new restaurant, Americano Burger Bar. They were a pleasure to work with… always very responsive and timely with information to help us make the best decisions for our project.

Kim Deaton, Managing Director & CEO / The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

The experience and relationships that Terrex brought to the table allowed us to complete our state of the art facility on time and on budget.  We could not have asked for a better partnership or outcome.

Bernie Suer, Senior Vice President / Messer Construction Co.

Terrex's proven real estate expertise and focus on delivering quality for customers sets them apart and has made for an outstanding partnership for Messer.

Dr. Rob Macrae, Former Head of School / Cincinnati Country Day School

Pete and Matt proved to be excellent partners on our Lower School project. Their experience and knowledge were key in delivering a top-notch building.

Uptown Gateway Development

To be Completed: Early 2021


New “Front Door” of Uptown offers High-Visibility, Access, and an Innovative Environment

Terrex Development & Construction and Messer Construction Co. are developing a major mixed-use project that is located at the new interchange of Martin Luther King Drive and I-71. The project, named Uptown Gateway, will help define the new front door of the Uptown Innovation Corridor. The development represents a large-scale, joint project for the two firms, and will be the first major development catalyzed by the new interchange.

The development sits on approximately 5.8 acres located on the south-east corner of the Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road intersection, and will span from Reading Road on the west, over to I-71 on the east with prime frontage on the south side of Martin Luther King Drive. The site will also create an additional access from Lincoln via an extension of the Winslow Avenue to the north.

Anchor Tenant Announced for Uptown Gateway

On August 22, 2018, the University of Cincinnati announced Uptown Gateway as the home for its new UC digital futures building.  UC is the first tenant at Uptown Gateway and will be housed in a 180,000 SFT building fronting I-71 and Martin Luther King Blvd.

The project site provides unparalleled visibility and access to and from I-71, and offers office tenants an incredible opportunity to become the cornerstone of Uptown’s Innovation Corridor and, in general, the Uptown area.

A Historic Opportunity

The vision for this project is to create a high density, urban, mixed use project that is defined by an iconic design and a thoughtful connection to the surrounding community. The development, when fully completed, will provide 480,000 square feet of office, a 125 to 200 room hotel, multifamily, retail, urban park and below-grade structured parking to serve the development.  In addition to, and in conjunction with, UC’s digital futures building, the Uptown Gateway will provide an opportunity for the business community to co-locate their operations with the University and work collaboratively within a vibrant and innovative setting with some of the nation’s premier faculty and students. Ultimately, Uptown Gateway will be home to approximately 2,000 employees in the tech and innovation segment of various industries.

The Terrex/Messer team is committed to being a leader within the Avondale Community, specifically with their approach to achieving measured, minority inclusion results in all aspects of the project. The team is focused on creating opportunities for the certified minority-owned businesses in our communities to grow and succeed. This includes involvement in everything from design and construction services, general services, and investment opportunities, to the workforce composition of this project. The goal is to establish a team of collaborative-minded professionals who are focused on creating an iconic, catalytic project for Uptown/Avondale and the City of Cincinnati.

The project is slated to begin construction this year, starting with the construction of the podium parking garage. Once the garage is complete, construction of the two office buildings and hotel can commence, with an anticipated completion date in early 2021.

Services: market research, site selection, due diligence, financial viability analysis, capital structuring (debt and equity), program development, design management, entitlement, incentive negotiation, site/building acquisition, construction oversight, marketing and leasing

Primary Team Members:

  • Developer: Terrex Development
  • Contractor: Messer Construction Co. and Terrex Construction
  • Project Marketing/Leasing: Rusty Myers, JLL
  • Architecture: GBBN Architects
  • Civil: Bayer Becker
  • Parking Garage Design: Desman

To learn more about the project, go to the Uptown Gateway website: www.uptown-gateway.com