City considers Eden Park station for micro-brewery

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The city of Cincinnati is investigating whether a 118-year-old red
brick pump station and water tower behind Krohn Conservatory could be
sold and converted to a micro-brewery.
 
A pair of developers recently approached the city to redevelop the
7,000-square-foot property, which was designed by renowned architect
Samuel Hannaford to enhance the park landscape. It’s on the National
Register of Historic Places.
 
The city declined to share the developers’ names, but minutes from an
East End Area Council meeting said father and son Jack and Bryon
Martin were spearheading the project on Martin Drive. Jack Martin
retired from the city’s transportation department in recent years. He
is an architect.
 
The pair could not be reached for comment on their plans.
 
The men operate as Cincinnati Beer Company and in 2007 bought the old
Christian Moerlein home and office on Elm Street near Findlay Market,
announcing plans to open a brewery there once the streetcar was in
operation.
 
The council minutes said that the men hoped to use the Eden Park
facility to make small batches of beer to sell to local restaurants. A
tap room in the building would also be open to pedestrians and
bicyclists in the park. The Martins planned to pursue state tax
credits to help fund the project.
 
City spokeswoman Meg Olberding said the city has yet to determine if
the building is structurally sound, and if zoning could be changed to
accommodate other uses. It operated as a pump station for the
reservoir only until 1908, she said.
 
According to The Bicentennial Guide to Cincinnati, it was repurposed
in 1939 as the central radio communications center for the city’s
safety department. Since that operation ended in the mid-1980s, it has
been used for storage, Olberding said.

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Re: City considers Eden Park station for micro-brewery
The city of Cincinnati is investigating whether a 118-year-old red
brick pump station and water tower behind Krohn Conservatory could be
sold and converted to a micro-brewery.
 
A pair of developers recently approached the city to redevelop the
7,000-square-foot property, which was designed by renowned architect
Samuel Hannaford to enhance the park landscape. It’s on the National
Register of Historic Places.
 
The city declined to share the developers’ names, but minutes from an
East End Area Council meeting said father and son Jack and Bryon
Martin were spearheading the project on Martin Drive. Jack Martin
retired from the city’s transportation department in recent years. He
is an architect.
 
The pair could not be reached for comment on their plans.
 
The men operate as Cincinnati Beer Company and in 2007 bought the old
Christian Moerlein home and office on Elm Street near Findlay Market,
announcing plans to open a brewery there once the streetcar was in
operation.
 
The council minutes said that the men hoped to use the Eden Park
facility to make small batches of beer to sell to local restaurants. A
tap room in the building would also be open to pedestrians and
bicyclists in the park. The Martins planned to pursue state tax
credits to help fund the project.
 
City spokeswoman Meg Olberding said the city has yet to determine if
the building is structurally sound, and if zoning could be changed to
accommodate other uses. It operated as a pump station for the
reservoir only until 1908, she said.
 
According to The Bicentennial Guide to Cincinnati, it was repurposed
in 1939 as the central radio communications center for the city’s
safety department. Since that operation ended in the mid-1980s, it has
been used for storage, Olberding said.

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