Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority names new VP

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority has promoted Melissa Johnson to vice president of industrial development and logistics.

Johnson, who previously has served as director of real esdtate development and logistics, has nearly 20 years of experience in improving land assets for redevelopment and attracting private investment. She joined the Port Authority in 2011.

Currently, Johnson leads the site redevelopment of two large urban industrial properties located within Hamilton County’s legacy industrial corridors:

2100 Section Road: The Port Authority in 2016 purchased this 56-acre site, formerly the location of Gibson Greeting Cards in Amberley Village. The Port Authority completed remediation of the structure and is in the process of demolishing the 600,000-square-foot building. The site will be marketed to advanced manufacturing companies in 2017.

2250 Seymour Avenue, former location of Cincinnati Gardens sports and entertainment venue: the Port Authority purchased the 19-acre property in July of 2016 and will remediate and demolish the structure in 2017.