Less than two years ago, little more than a giant parking lot occupied the half-mile between the stadiums of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals along the Ohio River.
With the Reds returning to the National League playoffs, baseball fans from around Ohio and beyond will find a much different Cincinnati since the last time the team played in the postseason in 2010.
After more than $600 million in new development between the two stadiums, there are now six distinct bars and restaurants, a popular riverfront park and high-end apartments that are touted as being ''Cincinnati's premier live-work-play destination'' and charge rent in the thousands.
A few blocks over is a new $322 million, 41-story office tower that's the tallest building in the city, and a 20-minute walk away is the trendy Over-the-Rhine historic district that used to be best known as a haven for crime and the site of the city's 2001 race riots. Now dozens of bedraggled buildings in the district have been renovated into po...