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Florence 2nd Quarter Report includes development projects completed, underway, in the pipeline

NKyTribune staff

The City of Florence has provided its Second Quarter Report on development projects recently competed, currently underway and in the planning stages in the city.

Among the projects currently under construction are:

Menards 5000 Apex Lane

*17 acre development site
*Construction started July 2018
*Anticipated opening June 2019

GE Aviation Doering Drive

*VanTrust LLC has started constructing a new 70,000 sq. ft. building on Doering Drive
*GE Aviation will serve as the sole tenant bringing more than 100 new full-time jobs.

Holiday Inn Express 1055 Vandercar Way

*2.1 acre development site
*56,000 sq. ft. , 45’ tall
*93 rooms
*Construction is underway

Villages of Weaver Community Weaver Road

*9.2 acre development site
*56 ranch style homes
*Planned opening Summer 2019

Completed projects in 2019 include:

First National Bank of Kentucky 1511 Cavalry Drive

*First NKY expansion of one of the oldest banks in Kentucky
*This office will operate as a commercial loan office concentrating on commercial development in NKY

Tate Training Center 5101 Renegade Way

*New athletic training center owned and operated by former Cincinnati Bengal Brandon Tate
*Opened February 2019

Projects in the pipeline include:

Episcopal Senior Living Bill Wentz Drive

*4 acre development site
*24,000 sq. ft. , 48 rooms
*3 stories, 50 ft. in height
*Construction scheduled for Summer 2019

Legacy Living Senior Housing Gunpowder Road

*14 acre development site
*94,000 sq. ft. , 93 rooms
*Seven (4) unit independent living townhomes
*Construction scheduled for Summer 2019

Note: A complete list of projects featured in the Second Quarter Development Update, with renderings, is included below.


The Florence City Council includes Mayor Diane Whalen, Vice Mayor Dr. Julie Metzger Aubuchon and council members Mel Carroll, Duane Froelicher, Kelly Huff, David A. Osborne and Gary Winn.

Whalen has provided this assessment of the City of Florence and the 2nd Quarter Development Report:

The City of Florence continues to be one of Kentucky’s fastest growing communities.

With many transformational projects underway, city council and staff continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our residents and business community. Much of our success is because of our ability to foster public-private relationships throughout the business community. City officials have worked closely with all stakeholders to implement projects that created opportunities and further advanced our vision.

Our economic development strategy continues to focus its efforts on building stronger existing business relationships and working with the start-up, entrepreneurial community to ensure Florence is one of the region’s most sought-after communities in which to grow a business.

This 2019 2nd Quarter Development Report highlights several of our transformational economic development achievements. I remain focused on maintaining our position as one of the state’s most attractive communities to live, work, and play. Knowing that today’s marketplace is as competitive as it has ever been, we will continue to demonstrate that the best business opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati region are right here in Florence.

Florence Development Projects:

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