Two buildings in Over-the-Rhine to be demolished to make way for streetcar building

CINCINNATI - Two buildings in Over-the-Rhine will be demolished Monday afternoon to make way for a new Cincinnati streetcar building.

The two buildings, located at the corner of Henry and Race Streets, will be torn down at 1 p.m. to make room for the streetcar’s maintenance and operations facility.

The first phase of the center’s project will house five streetcars and will eventually hold 12.

The total cost for the demolition of the buildings and the construction of the facility is about $12 million.

"This is very visual,” said John Deatrick, project executive. “You are going to have demolition. Buildings coming down. Materials will be recycled that comes out of it and reused in various ways and a building will be going up."

The facility is expected to be completed by March 2014. In addition to maintenance, the center will also house offices.

9 On Your Side reporter Shannon Kettler contributed to this report.

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