neighborhood development

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Throughout Cincinnati, residents, community leaders and organizations are working to improve conditions in their neighborhoods. 

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Price Hill is known for more than just its famous chili; it’'s a neighborhood in the midst of revitalization with renovated homes, young musicians and community gardens emerging. This is in part thanks to Price Hill Will, a non-profit community development agency that has been working to renew East, West and Lower Price Hill for more than a decade, incorporated in 2004.

Incorporated on March 15, 1870, Bellevue, Kentucky, just across the Ohio from Cincinnati, sits on land originally granted to General James Taylor. The city of approximately 6,000 went through years of rough economic times, but in the mid-1980s city leaders and residents focused on historic preservation and began an era of new economic development, job growth and new businesses opening in the city. 

Cincinnati Magazine

Westwood is the city's largest neighborhood in terms of its geographical size, and it's the most heavily populated at 30,000 residents. At one point, it was a crossroads for commerce moving in and out of the city, a place where many large and fashionable homes were built. But, with changes in the city's zoning code in the 1970's and older generations dying off and younger generations moving out, Westwood has seen blight move in.

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NOTE: This program originally aired April 9, 2014.

NOTE: This program originally aired on April 9, 2014.

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A railroad company is rejecting Cincinnati's request to reduce train horn noise in the city's Hartwell neighborhood and other nearby communities.  

CSX Transportation said in a June letter to the city's transportation and engineering department it will not approve the use of wayside horns along it tracks running through Hartwell.  It would have also benefited Wyoming, Lockland, Woodlawn and Glendale.  

 

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Cincinnati's proposed budget cuts funding for a program that guides revitalization and growth activities in some of the city's neighborhood business districts.  

The all-volunteer group has received about $1 to $3 million a year from the city for many years.  But the currently proposed spending plan cuts a large chunk of city capital money for Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District United.

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Cincinnati Council could approve a report next month that would let the city move forward with a plan to reduce the noise freight trains make when traveling through some neighborhoods.  The idea is to set-up a quiet zone especially for overnight train traffic.

  Form Based Code is a different way to look at neighborhood planning and zoning that focuses on the physical character of buildings, the relationship of buildings to each other, and to the street. Jay Hanselman talks with Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls about how this new method of zoning will shape Cincinnati Neighborhoods.

Jay Hanselman

Many people have watched as the Broadway Commons was transformed from a parking lot into a $400 million casino complex that is planning to open its doors to the public next Monday.

What they may not have noticed is that the casino project has transformed the long-neglected neighborhood of Pendleton, just across Reading Road from Horseshoe Casino.

Over the Rhine Chamber

Nov 16, 2012

The renaissance of Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood has been extraordinary, from the Gateway District to Washington Park and all points in between. Joining Mark Perzel with an update of OTR’s growth and future plans, along with a look at some of the many holiday happenings taking place, are Emilie Johnson, president of the OTR Chamber, and Bobby Maly, a member of the OTR Chamber board.


A city attorney said officials are working to aggressively enforce a tougher chronic nuisance ordinance Council approved last year. 

Mark Manning started in March and works in the District One police headquarters. 

He spoke to a Council committee last week. 

A property is declared a chronic nuisance once crime and disorder there reaches a certain level.  The goal is to hold the owner responsible for those problems. 

The 2012 Northside House Tour, presented by the Northside Community Council, starts at noon Sunday and includes many homes and businesses that have remodeled and refurbished, showing the possibilities that exist in some of Cincinnati’s older neighborhoods. The tour begins at Churches Active in Northside (4230 Hamilton Avenue)…check the website for all the ticket information.

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Cincinnati's Economic Development Director is asking Council to use some the expected casino tax revenues to fund business growth in city neighborhoods. 

Odis Jones made a presentation Tuesday to a joint meeting of the Budget and Finance and Strategic Growth Committees. 

Jones is seeking $4 million for what's called a “Focus 52” Bond Pool.

“To provide capital via loans or via direct investment into projects within the neighborhoods that continue to spur investment and job creation,” Jones said.

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati officials and a number of groups are launching a plan to redevelop the city's Evanston neighborhood. 

They say decades of population loss have left the area in decline. 

The neighborhood has experienced 300 foreclosures since 2006 and there are more than 200 vacant or abandoned buildings. 

The strategy will focus on the Woodburn Avenue corridor between Xavier University and DeSales Corner, and includes the area near Walnut Hills High School. 

Elizabeth Blume with the Community Building Institute said one goal of the program is to target blight.

Mark Perzel shares a few minutes with Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati’s Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers talking not just about their upcoming season, but the current renaissance in the theater’s Over the Rhine neighborhood.

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Cincinnati officials are studying a plan to make it quieter for some residents who live in neighborhoods with a lot of train traffic.

Train engineers are required to blow their horns one-quarter mile before each roadway crossing. 

It’s the same pattern each time, two long blasts, followed by a short and then another long one. 

Since sound travels, some residents hear it a lot especially when there are several crossings located close together.