Situated across from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, the Walnut and Gano Building has become an anchor for downtown activity, serving business patrons for lunch and five o’€™ clock socializing and theater guests for dinner and late evening gatherings. It has become a symbol of positive urban development for the City of Cincinnati. Walnut and Gano was envisioned as a key part of the newly planned Backstage Entertainment District in Downtown Cincinnati. The design of this new two-story infill building was to replace several dilapidated structures creating space for two new restaurants€“ Uno’€™s and Nicholson’€™s€“ each independently owned and operated. It was the first privately funded project within this new city-created district. This project also had to take into consideration building construction within the tight parameters of a downtown context.