Stephen Leeper

President & CEO, 3CDC

Stephen Leeper was appointed President & CEO of Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) in April, 2004. Over the past twelve years, Leeper has managed 3CDC’s investment of over $1.1 billion in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, resulting in the transformation of two great civic spaces (Fountain Square and Washington Park), the redevelopment of major downtown landmarks such as the Metropole Apartments into 21c Museum Hotel, and the construction of a new headquarters building for 84.51°in the heart of downtown. To date, 3CDC has led the restoration of 150 buildings and 14 acres of civic space, restoration of 2 civic buildings, the development of 904 apartments, 451 condominiums, 156 hotel rooms, 320 shelter beds, 902,924 SF of commercial space, and 4,261 parking spaces.

Prior to joining 3CDC, Leeper served as executive director of the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) from September 1998 to April 2004. He was responsible for the development and financing of PNC Park, Heinz Field, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, and the North Shore Riverfront Park. These developments represent over $1.1 billion in private and public funding and have resulted in new mixed use development for the City of Pittsburgh. Leeper has also served as director of development for the City of Pittsburgh and director of the Department of Housing for Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority.