University Commerce Park is the newest of Hamilton’s business parks, home to approximately 60 acres of municipally-owned, undeveloped land across from Vora Technology Park and Miami University Hamilton, and only minutes from downtown. University Commerce Park holds very exciting development potential, and transportation improvement project expected to be completed in 2018, South Hamilton Crossing, will drastically improve access to the site. View the University Commerce Park property brochure here.
University Commerce Park Master Plan
University Commerce Park’s Master Plan was developed in 2013 and is envisioned as a mixed-use development designed to be a walkable, urban campus that emphasizes connectivity with surrounding uses.
The City has implemented Form-Based Zoning in University Commerce Park as part of its efforts to ensure that the future development within UCP promotes economic development, creates jobs, and capitalizes on geographic proximity to Miami University Hamilton and Vora Technology Park.
Form-based zoning focuses on the design of the buildings and allows for a wider range of mixed uses within the buildings. UCP-1 is zoned primarily as a residential area but allows commercial and encourages mixed uses. UCP-2 is focused on commercial, office, and industrial uses.
UCP-1 and UCP-2 both encourage more urban, walkable development and a mix of uses.
South Hamilton Crossing
Construction is underway for South Hamilton Crossing (SHX) which will provide direct vehicular access from Ohio Route 4 and Pleasant Avenue (US 127) into UCP. SHX is a $32 million Ohio Department of Transportation and City of Hamilton project that will extend Grand Boulevard west over the existing Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks into UCP. Grand Boulevard currently intersects Ohio Route 4 and is planned to intersect US Route 127 (Pleasant Avenue) which will provide direct vehicular access south to Interstate 275. SHX is expected to greatly enhance access to UCP and surrounding uses, opening up the area for economic development.