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OTR projects
3:51 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Cincinnati Council to vote on funding for OTR projects

Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday on more than $13 million of funding assistance for two economic development projects in Over The Rhine. 

The Budget and Finance Committee approved the items Tuesday.

3CDC is seeking help for the continuing work on Mercer Commons and Gateway V.  Both developments include housing and retail space.

Council Member Chris Seelbach cast a no vote on a portion of the funding because of the process.

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Clifton grocery
3:34 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Clifton closer to getting its grocery store back

Sign outside the grocery store on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton.
Channel 9 (WCPO)

The final pieces are falling into place for a plan to return a grocery store to the Clifton community. 

That Cincinnati neighborhood has been without a market since an IGA on Ludlow Avenue closed in January 2011. 

Another operator has been working on financing to renovate and re-open the facility. 

City Council's Budget and Finance committee Tuesday approved a tax abatement for the project. 

Resident Beth Whalen asked the full Council to support the effort.

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Neighborhood development
3:23 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Port has plans for Bond Hill site

Cincinnati leaders could be providing nearly $8.5 million to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority to assist with an economic development project in Bond Hill. 

The group has an agreement to buy the former Jordan Crossing complex at Reading and Seymour Roads and turn it into a mixed use development. 

Laura Brunner with the Port said the process is starting with a study.

University of Cincinnati
1:41 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

UC names 28th president

Santa Ono becomes UC's 28th president.
University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati has a new president. Trustees this morning named Interim President Santa Ono the 28th president of UC.

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WVXU
1:08 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Metro project aims to enhance Uptown bus service

Preliminary concept of a boarding area at UC on Jefferson.
Metro

Metro is unveiling plans Tuesday for an Uptown Transit District that will be built next year.  The $6.9 million project will have four locations:                     

                                                                           
University of Cincinnati on Jefferson                

University Hospital and medical center

Hughes Corner business district

Vine between McMillan and Calhoun

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