The Village of Lockland has issued a Request for Qualifications/Proposals for redevelopment of the 12 acre former Stearns & Foster site at the corners of Shepherd Avenue and Wyoming Avenue. Responses are due June 4th, 2019.
The Stearns & Foster Mattress company developed the campus in 1882 and grew to be one of the largest companies in the region with 1.2M square feet of industrial space and employing 1,200. The company closed the location in 2001 and the site and has undergone remediation and demolition to make it shovel ready. Lockland expects to take control of the entire site in May.
There are strong expectations for the site to produce income taxes and property taxes for the small Millcreek Valley community. A Master Plan adopted for the site in 2017 demonstrates that proximity to I-75 and General Electric make it ideal for advanced manufacturing use. The business district directly to the south centered around the intersection of Mill Street and Dunn Street was approved by the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board to be listed as a Historic District on the National Register. This will allow local, state, and federal grants and loans to be used for revitalization efforts.
HCDC’s Economic Development Office has been working in the Village to establish the first Downtown Redevelopment District in Hamilton County. The redevelopment district will allow new tax revenues from construction on the Stearns & Foster site to be used for public infrastructure improvements and building rehabilitation.
Mayor Mason states that development of this site is of the highest priority for the Village. “It’s with great excitement and anticipation that I look forward to seeing all the exciting proposals for this all important former S&F site redevelopment. This land is a prime location and will become the foundation of our efforts in the revitalization of our Village.
Downloadable FilesRequest for Qualifications/Proposals
Volume I-NFA Letter and Executive Filing Document
Volume II-Environmental Design Group Inc. Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment
Volume III- Phase I Property Assessment Update
Volume IV-Phase II Property Assessment Update Part 1
Volume IV-Phase II Property Assessment Update Part 2
Volume IV-Phase II Property Assessment Update Part 3
Volume V-Floyd Brown Group Interim Phase II Remedial Investigation Report
Volume VI-Remedial Implementation Report
Volume VII-Risk Assessment Report
Volume VIII-Risk Mitigation Plan
Volume IX-NFA Addendum