What People Are Saying...

Jerry Atkins, Senior Vice President / Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital

Terrex provides a holistic approach to understanding a client’s real estate and construction needs based on core competence and complete trust.  In construction, the Terrex team utilizes creative and effective approaches to construction delivery; value engineering to address budget challenges;  or fast tracking schedules to meet client delivery requirements.  For real estate, the Terrex team can use its financial resources to lower client occupancy costs with its access to capital and creative structured finance solutions. For capital projects that require the best, Terrex is a first choice.

Jack Rouse, Founding Member / Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, 3CDC, and MHRC

Having worked with Terrex and with development and construction professionals throughout Cincinnati and around the world, I can unequivocally state that Terrex embodies the very best in client services: professional, collaborative, honest, positive, pleasant.  It helps too that they are totally solution oriented, keeping the hopes and dreams of the client clearly in focus.

Amanda & Cristian Pietoso, Owners / Americano Burger Bar

Terrex was excellent at working within our budget and time constraints for the build-out of our new restaurant, Americano Burger Bar. They were a pleasure to work with… always very responsive and timely with information to help us make the best decisions for our project.

Kim Deaton, Managing Director & CEO / The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

The experience and relationships that Terrex brought to the table allowed us to complete our state of the art facility on time and on budget.  We could not have asked for a better partnership or outcome.

Bernie Suer, Senior Vice President / Messer Construction Co.

Terrex's proven real estate expertise and focus on delivering quality for customers sets them apart and has made for an outstanding partnership for Messer.

Dr. Rob Macrae, Former Head of School / Cincinnati Country Day School

Pete and Matt proved to be excellent partners on our Lower School project. Their experience and knowledge were key in delivering a top-notch building.

Uptown Gateway Development

To be Completed: Early 2021


New “front door” of Uptown offers high-visibility, access

Terrex Development & Construction and Messer Construction Co. are developing a major mixed-use project that is located at the new interchange of Martin Luther King Drive and I-71. The project, named Uptown Gateway, will help define the new front door of the Uptown Innovation Corridor. The development represents a large-scale, joint project for the two firms, and will be the first major development catalyzed by the new interchange.

The development sits on approximately 5.8 acres located on the south-east corner of the Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road intersection, and will span from Reading Road on the west, over to I-71 on the east with prime frontage on the south side of Martin Luther King Drive. The site will also create an additional access from Lincoln via an extension of the Winslow Avenue to the north.

The project site provides unparalleled visibility and access to and from I-71, and offers office tenants an incredible opportunity to become the cornerstone of Uptown’s Innovation Corridor and, in general, the Uptown area.

A historic opportunity

The vision for this project is to create a high density, urban scale project that is defined by an iconic design and a thoughtful connection to the surrounding community. The development will include three office buildings, providing approximately 450,000 square feet of Class A office, and a 200-room hotel, offering both limited stay and extended stay rooms. The hotel will also provide an opportunity for ground floor retail. A subterranean podium parking structure, providing parking for over 1,800 cars, will span the entire 5+ acre site and will feature an integrated park within the top deck of the parking structure. Accessible pedestrian corridors and high visibility open towards both Martin Luther King and Reading Road.

The Terrex/Messer team is committed to being a leader within the Avondale Community, specifically with their approach to achieving measured, minority inclusion results in all aspects of the project. The team is focused on creating opportunities for the certified minority-owned businesses in our communities to grow and succeed. This includes involvement in everything from design and construction services, general services, and investment opportunities, to the workforce composition of this project. The goal is to establish a team of collaborative-minded professionals who are focused on creating an iconic, catalytic project for Uptown/Avondale and the City of Cincinnati.

The project is slated to begin construction this year, starting with the construction of the podium parking garage. Once the garage is complete, construction of the two office buildings and hotel can commence, with an anticipated completion date in Summer of 2020.

Services: market research, site selection, due diligence, financial viability analysis, capital structuring (debt and equity), program development, design management, entitlement, incentive negotiation, site/building acquisition, construction oversight, marketing and leasing

Primary Team Members:

  • Developer: Terrex Development
  • Contractor: Messer Construction Co. and Terrex Construction
  • Project Marketing/Leasing: Rusty Myers, JLL
  • Architecture: GBBN Architects
  • Civil: Bayer Becker

To learn more about the project, go to the Uptown Gateway website: www.uptown-gateway.com