Anderson Township's Ohio Riverfront has a rich history for entertainment from the 125-year-old Coney Island / Sunlight Pool, to Riverbend Music Center, and the more recently constructed Beltera Park Gaming. To the west, the City of Cincinnati's California Business District is seeing a resurgence of businesses and new housing, blended with the historic neighborhood. 

The Township's last major update to the Ohio Riverfront Plan occurred in 2013, which was ultimately incorporated into the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update.Anderson Township now is partnering with the City of Cincinnati to study this corridor to expand on the recommendations from the plan which "outlines a vision for strengthening the function, appearance, and economic potential of the Riverfront Area." 

Anderson Township recently hired MSP Design to prepare a proposal for design and branding services in the area including:

  • Gateway enhancements at the I-275 and Kellogg Avenue interchange

  • Streetscape improvements along the Kellogg corridor from approximately Renslar Avenue (City of Cincinnati) to Five Mile Road in Anderson

  • More cohesive branding of the area

  • Wayfinding Improvements

  • Use of smart technologies, digital messages and more to help facilitate the flow of traffic during peak events


Public Engagement with business owners and residents is planned for later this spring. Recommendations for the area should be finalized by fall.

The goal in partnering is to create a stronger, cohesive vision to ultimately increase the economic potential of our riverfront”

-Trustee Chair Josh Gerth