Over-the-Rhine http://wvxu.org en Council gives 3CDC control of 35 Over-the-Rhine properties http://wvxu.org/post/council-gives-3cdc-control-35-over-rhine-properties <p>Cincinnati council's budget and finance committee voted today (Monday) to give control of 35 properties in Over-the-Rhine, mostly north of Liberty Street, to the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation for re-development.</p><p><br />The Over-the-Rhine Community Council opposed giving control of the properties to the organization, also known as 3CDC. The council argued that 3CDC already has too much control over development in Over-the-Rhine.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:22:46 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28370 at http://wvxu.org Police erect barricades on McMicken to curb prostitution http://wvxu.org/post/police-erect-barricades-mcmicken-curb-prostitution <p>Cincinnati police are erecting temporary barricades on portions of McMicken Street to keep people from cruising for prostitutes in a part of the city where sex trafficking has been rampant.</p><p>In order to combat increasing prostitution offenses on McMicken Street from Over-the-Rhine through the Clifton Heights and University Heights area, the Cincinnati police department began erecting temporary barricades on the street today to curb the cruising for prostitutes there.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:45:02 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26143 at http://wvxu.org Solving parking crunch in OTR http://wvxu.org/post/solving-parking-crunch-otr <p>Many new residents with cars, more commercial activity, and increased interest in programs and events are leading to a parking crunch in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood especially at nights and on weekends. &nbsp;<br /><br />City officials are working on a plan to implement a residential parking permit program for the area. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:54:38 +0000 Jay Hanselman 24021 at http://wvxu.org Solving parking crunch in OTR Nearby neighborhood reps praise casino http://wvxu.org/post/nearby-neighborhood-reps-praise-casino <p>The Horseshoe Casino is a big, shiny new attraction near some old Cincinnati neighborhoods.&nbsp; It is right across the street from Pendleton and within walking distance of Over-the-Rhine.&nbsp; So what do those communities think of the casino now that it has been open for a year? &nbsp;<br /><br />“On a scale of one to ten, I would give them a ten,” said Tabatha Anderson, the current president of the Pendleton Neighborhood Council.&nbsp; “If I could give them higher I would.”<br /> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 23940 at http://wvxu.org Nearby neighborhood reps praise casino Streetcar supporters plan open forum; discussing legal options http://wvxu.org/post/streetcar-supporters-plan-open-forum-discussing-legal-options <p>Over-the-Rhine Community members and business owners are rallying support for the streetcar project in the wake of last week's election. They're calling on the mayor-elect and new council members to keep the streetcar moving forward.</p><p>Derek dos Anjos owns a seafood restaurant near the streetcar route.</p><p>"I moved here two years ago from New York, NY and I've seen first hand what light rail can do for a city," says dos Anjos. "It would be a big shame if we didn't continue the streetcar. My business is depending on it. Mr. Cranley, please don't do this."</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:48:37 +0000 Tana Weingartner 19570 at http://wvxu.org Streetcar supporters plan open forum; discussing legal options