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  1. Thanks for the picture. Yes, this is a HUGE upgrade to what was there before, surface parking. It takes up a huge lot and is going to have some really good height. Really positive for downtown. Now if we can get the next lot to the south and also the Salvation Army Lot on Main and Central...
  2. IAGuy39

    Ohio's 1st Congressional District

    Sorry I've been offline for awhile, but how did Aftab do in terms of what the polls were saying? And damn, too bad we didn't put the transportation bill on the ballot, seriously looks like we had a good shot of getting that passed
  3. I've noticed a building going up quickly on Erie Avenue next to the square. No pictures but I looked it up, looks like they are building this as there are no renderings on site, only Terex signs https://www.terrexllc.com/projects/falling-leaves/ It looks like it will add favorably to the square in terms of a bit more height and street front presence than what was there before. https://www.google.com/maps/place/2633+Erie+Ave,+Cincinnati,+OH+45208/@39.1397488,-84.4442577,3a,75y,174.95h,89.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s41VLYiHULwheXeUzLBfa3w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x8841b27bce7ecbbb:0x90b205f5e04f2ea8!8m2!3d39.1395134!4d-84.444199
  4. Yeah that proposal isn't nearly tall enough for what I would like to see. Something like the 3rd to 1st tallest in the city. But that won't happen unless we get a major new corporation of some sort to the region.
  5. I am all for incentivizing or at least official encouragement and seeking of clients of specific demographics like in this case. I think it helps and is definitely needed, but I think true change will happen when and if we can ever get public transportation figured out and also robust after school programs, job training, etc. in many of the neighborhoods.
  6. The SE area of the intersection Gilbert and McMillan actually seems like it is on the uptick though slowly, there have been rehabs going on there. I don't see a lot of hope for the other 3 quadrants in the near future but if they can get McMillan up and coming it should help out and my theory is in 10 years McMillan may be connected from Walnut Hills and to UC if the growth keeps happening at UC, so that will help it too. This doesn't include E. Walnut Hills which I think the areas between it and O'Bryonville that are spotty are starting to fill in and including the Anthem Site should be a totally different vibe there in the next 2-3 years. Some of that could bleed into Walnut Hills proper but I always see some issues with redevelopment in Walnut Hills
  7. Edale, sorry if I came off harsh I’m just protective of the neighborhood ;-). I think you are right that it does feel much more deserted after Kroger closed up, and I even thought to myself, dang this place really slowed down. I think a lot of what I saw though was open air drug dealing at all hours of the day and that has really died down in the last few years. That said, I’m an optimist and believe that there is going to be tough spots that linger in the neighborhood but in 2 years it’s going to have a lot more legal activity and things going on. The city should also put some cap dollars into re-doing the streetscape at Gilbert n McMillan, and hopefully they can get some more of that intersection spine refurbished along with McMillan so it starts to work into the neighborhood. I think the neighborhood south of McMillan and East of Gilbert is seeing some redevelopment along with E Walnut Hills but besides that I agree it’s pretty bombed out. I am optimistic for the next two years! FYI I’ve been on Ashland Ave since late 2013 for work.
  8. ^Eh sorry, I work there every single day. The buildings being demolished are going to be built back up again right away for scholar house which will be housing for low income single parents while they receive education benefits. Kroger left but that has nothing to do with WHRF. They’ve pulled together the street re-design and are working through redevelopment on many buildings including the Paramount and all the buildings across McMillan. The firehouse building is an awesome restaurant with I think 4 buildings across the street under current renovation, and the Fireblocks looks to be under way right now. The neighborhood is in the midst of a turn around with 40ish units being renovated in the Eastern Hills YMCA Building which has been vacant for many years and the continued redevelopment of the old Anthem Site into a large residential commercial and office redevelopment. Also a smattering of buildings which are under renovation or have recently been completed on Taft and further down the street on McMillan. So if you mean worse off that some buildings were torn down and Kroger is vacant then I could agree with you. I say come back and 2 years and you will feel different. Also if this is right or wrong for me to say idk but if you think worse off is less used needles, spent condoms, open air drug deals and shootings on McMillan St then it is worst off indeed.
  9. I think this is the Model Group Project going here too I believe something specific for single mothers with a training program for Associates or Bachelors Degree I believe. It surprised me driving past as I never thought about it but those buildings went back deep pretty far.
  10. 7th and Vine, I think that was a typo, I believe it was meant to be 7th and Race which is the McHanh's Store being developed into a hotel, which wjh2 mentioned. Unless I missed something too
  11. IAGuy39

    Cincinnati's "Hidden" Streets

    Missouri Avenue in Columbia Tusculum is "kind of" hidden: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1196397,-84.4348951,3a,75y,242.3h,90.91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skpuGWV-OYzM7JSa9eYt5LQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Stevens Place too: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1144664,-84.4328234,3a,75y,351.29h,82.99t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s03gVY5bnD6qkzzb1jF1F-A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D03gVY5bnD6qkzzb1jF1F-A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D172.01424%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
  12. On 1518 Race, it was already denied so I wonder what they come back with to make it work? Great news on the Sycamore project, hopefully that gets passed!
  13. ^I really highly doubt that the FC Cincy stadium is going to spur any type of redevelopment whatsoever of parts of the neighborhood like Baymiller. The only thing it will do IMO is possibly reinforce some people to live in OTR / mixed used apartments they develop directly around the site. I don't mean to sound like a "know it all" but there isn't going to be any soccer bros or suburban soccer fans that walk onto Baymiller Street and say, "Ya know, I'm going to fork out 100k to buy this empty shell". I think where that is happening in the West End is on Dayton Street and even then it isn't like gangbusters. I'm pretty certain that area has a lot of crime and even would be difficult for folks living on Vine Street now to contemplate living there at the moment. Sorry if anyone takes that the wrong way, but it is a tough, poverty stricken area of town.
  14. ^I think on this one I more or less read: Well they were working on it since before the VTICA Program so why should we pay into it. But I think technically it got re-set so they should still need to pay into it. I wonder how much that is generating currently? Doesn't it take awhile because the Auditor needs to have the updates of values first?
  15. ^No doubt, Dayton has a lot more history, etc. Des Moines is really growing fast as a metro as a whole. They had a ton of demolitions there but like a lot of cities west of the Mississippi is kind of spread out like KC, Omaha, etc. I hope this can really strengthen downtown Dayton and help them attract some more companies to locate in their downtown. Cincinnati and Dayton getting stronger independently helps them both IMO.