By: Todd Pease, Vice President, JLL
Beyond opening weekend events, the $350 million, 100-acre center will be the focal point between two merging cities, Dayton and Cincinnati. The emerging mixed-use metroplex includes retail, restaurant, hotel and residential space—as it perfectly meets the needs of a growing millennial employee base.
Steiner + Associates partnered with Bucksbaum Retail Properties, and office developer, Daimler Group, to build Liberty Center. Names ring a bell? Steiner also co-developed Easton in Columbus, one of the top most innovative malls in the world.
Read on for what to expect during your next visit to Liberty Center.
Retail & Office Space at Liberty Town Center
What was once farmland near West Chester and Mason is now the ideal location for new businesses in Southern Ohio. What’s it got to offer? Access to both the Dayton and Cincinnati markets, plus close proximity to Dayton International and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG) airports are a promising start.
The new development is quickly becoming a retail, entertainment and business hub.
Big-name retail brands like Bath & Body Works, Dillards and The Limited have already moved in—and Liberty Center landed its first office tenant this past month.
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. signed a 10-year lease for 8,000 square feet at the 100,000-square-foot building. The Offices at Liberty Center include 75,000-square-feet of Class A office space.
From Farmland to Community: The Main Attractions
Whether you’re recruiting millennial talent, or planning a night out with the family, plan ahead with a long list of retail, dining and entertainment options.
- Shop: The Center already includes 45 different retail stores, including large department stores, sporting goods shops and salons. Check out the full list.
- Eat: Grab a bite at one of the Center’s 15 eateries, which range from fast-casual to fine dining. Options include Brio Tuscan Grille, Cheesecake Factory, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Graeter’s Ice Cream, and more. View the full list.
- Entertain: Starting with the Liberty Center’s Grand Opening, the venue is ideal for future community events. Expect more to come!
And all of this is just the beginning for Liberty Center … Next phases of development are set to commence within 18 months.
Cincinnati: The “Fastest-Growing” Economy in the Region
More growth potential sits on the Queen City’s horizon. According to federal data, “the Cincinnati metropolitan area’s economy grew the fastest among major cities in the Midwest.” And, compared to the nation at large, Cincinnati was ranked as the 20th fastest-growing region.
JLL’s 2015 Digital Skyline also found that the continued revitalization of Cincinnati’s downtown will continue to draw new tenants and investors. Rent is forecasted to climb, as market conditions become tighter and tighter.
Is Liberty Center just a preview of what’s to come for Southern Ohio?
We hope you’ll join in on the excitement and plan your first trip to the Liberty Town Center.
Visit the Liberty Town Center website to learn more.
About the Author
Todd is a Vice President in the Cincinnati Ohio office, which includes Dayton, Ohio, and the entire State of Kentucky. He is responsible for providing clients with both Landlord and Tenant Representation, primarily focusing on their office needs. View Todd’s bio or connect with Todd on LinkedIn.