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  1. Yeah I looked it up but 84 new business opened up in OTR from Sept 2016-Sept 2018. If that is the same pace that is 42 per year and 21 per 6 months. So 4 businesses closed while 21 opened in the last 6 months, that’s par for the course.
  2. ^I wouldn't worry too much about OTR, to my eyes it is still booming, I go to Findlay Market often and that area has changed dramatically and will continue to do so. I think a structured garage is in order around the Findlay Market area then it will really take off even quicker, especially if they fix up the Findlay Park area then that will jog development from Findlay Market over to Vine Street then down connecting from there. I also think that the Liberty Street Project will have a really positive impact of moving more development North of Liberty. Next, there are some big projects going on downtown proper which we have alluded to in other threads. To me, this is the most important part as 3CDC shifts their main focus down that way. We will get more population, more hotels, etc. All this adds to demand for OTR. Maybe it is in a bit of a lull but it isn't like it is in bad shape and people have closed up shop. Lastly, there is crime in OTR but holy cow, I remember when I moved in 2013 to Walnut Street area there was muggings all the time. Literally all the time. I got jumped, my roommate got jumped, two of my neighbors got jumped, I talked to people of a friend who got knifed, there was high speed chases, gun shots, etc. It really has turned a huge corner even since 2013. 3CDC is working on the projects North and on the corner of 15th Street in Vine and eventually Kroger space, all this shows the momentum is continuing to go and 3CDC will always be pushing even if there is a lull with other developers. Someone mentioned that the construction costs have made their own project unfeasible, but the fact of the matter is that all these things end up working out one way or another with the economy, prices, etc. So if there is a lull now and for a couple years, after that it will boom again. I wouldn't worry about it!
  3. There are really two types of areas in Hyde Park, the areas where houses around 300k - 500k, and the areas where houses are 500k+. Some of my favorite spots in Hyde Park/Mount Lookout are around the Observatory/Ault Park, and people already mentioned the area around Rookwood Drives: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1377092,-84.4218774,3a,75y,328.91h,88.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sl-u7owKQywOpe0YmgHqL_g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1421173,-84.4270481,3a,75y,219.19h,94.55t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sXeaq0q2641b_oJOytFxDdw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DXeaq0q2641b_oJOytFxDdw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D122.22488%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1385662,-84.4158941,3a,75y,191.6h,95.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svIps9hXHyAwpnAvwPVhGsg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Some areas around Mt. Lookout: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1286792,-84.4274601,3a,75y,79.76h,85.3t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1scOvrfH-MjWiCpiYjR_xZ4w!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DcOvrfH-MjWiCpiYjR_xZ4w%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D221.40048%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1217517,-84.4250336,3a,75y,282.27h,91.16t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sJA_m3xcKSn1624DFML0rsA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DJA_m3xcKSn1624DFML0rsA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D163.88762%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656 This rolls into Columbia Tusculum: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1166138,-84.4348369,3a,75y,201.44h,78.62t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s_Jgf9duxPYsnT31ciOIf0g!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D_Jgf9duxPYsnT31ciOIf0g%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D134.91774%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1150182,-84.4336601,3a,75y,138.07h,108.08t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sIsLp6WWvf19q8bfdqa6w5g!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DIsLp6WWvf19q8bfdqa6w5g%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D200.72905%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1134693,-84.4363674,3a,75y,98.62h,94.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swdLtxdoZ9YQg0cy9eW0jfQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  4. Thanks for the details, do you know if they will be able to figure this out? It's weird, understood you need to update building codes to current but if the building was still being used as it was you would think they could keep it that way/grandfathered in, but understand they need to update to current code.
  5. Thanks for the updates. Bummer on 4th and Walnut, wonder what the issues are? Does it seem like they can get moved through?
  6. Was about to post this, looks like this is really going to move forward. Great news to get more life into 4th street and this is a really big investment. Hopefully this helps in inject more life into these buildings too to help build up this street: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0997521,-84.51391,3a,75y,176.48h,124.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWRxpX_AU9aLAf71x1R2FSw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0998397,-84.5133045,3a,75y,350.79h,117.73t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sYHFaaH1IpmO5RHtSrtYWLQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0993803,-84.5165518,3a,75y,162.09h,122.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shnkqhg9AsAXPXB6tGwr_RA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 I think these buildings are in the works: Textile Building: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0994739,-84.5157373,3a,75y,227.82h,118.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1st2wT4o8rAYMZRtHM4QLufw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Textile Building Cincinnati: US Bank lease ends in November this year, and another tenant lease ends in 2020, but no word yet from current owners on plans: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/03/06/what-are-new-owners-planning-for-this-historical.html?ana=cincinnati_local12_bd Ingalls Building: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.099975,-84.5126322,3a,75y,26.7h,133.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srSpSrNhhHWKG8aAHtXfqmQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Ingalls Building Cincinnati: I believe people have talked that there is a lot of work going on in this building, are they making it into a hotel? Fourth and Walnut Center: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1002121,-84.5110256,3a,75y,145.05h,136.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svWIybZDb1L2aSK55Wbq0-g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Fourth and Walnut Center, Cincinnati: Awared $5 Million in Historic Tax Credits for Hilton Hotel Conversion, has anyone seen any activity of construction starting here? https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2018/12/12/downtown-building-gets-tax-credits-hotels/2288467002/ Tri-State Building Cincinnati: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1010557,-84.5113001,3a,90y,79.49h,126.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEwMTDFH1EMTrJzCTpB6DkA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Couldn't find any recent news but I thought this project was a go for a hotel, any updates?
  7. Yes and getting the Anthem Site re-done will really help a lot too. Would be great if EWH would make E. McMillan Two Way through to Woodburn then when Woodburn turns two way again. Seems like a no brainer. Another BIG thing in my mind, re-doing the intersection of Gilbert and E. McMillan. That's in really rough shape and after they finish the buildings which seems like every corner besides the PNC Building, they should re-do it with bump outs, etc. That would really upgrade that corner.
  8. Drove through the E. McMillan Corridor up close to the I-71 interchange and back around again. Pretty incredible all the work going on from the Kroger to that point in this area. Should be a really different feel in the next year. Curious to see how they follow up with all of this afterwards to add more density and housing in this corridor. The big one for that area is really going to be what they end up doing with the old Kroger space. Honestly it would almost be better if they tore it down into a nice parking area in the interim, or demoed and rebuilt mixed use at that corner with wide open windows on the ground floor to open it up. That would then possibly push some redevelopment of the old Dairy Market they recently tore down. Also of note, they are doing a ton of work on the old Alms apartment building. It is starting to look a lot more aesthetically pleasing with new windows, etc. but I don't know if this work will stop the constant flow of police to that area.
  9. I think I saw it on the HCB packet but kind of a cool detail showing buildings currently under construction, buildings in pre-development, and buildings that are currently landbanked.
  10. Thanks, right, this is what I was referring to, making it surface parking then future development after that. I wish they could do it all at once but realize that probably isn't feasible. I think that was probably the same as the original.
  11. Seems pretty much the same unless I am looking incorrect. They are making surface parking a big part of it where I am not sure if that was the case before on the McMillan side on the south rolling into Woodburn. It may have been the case but can't remember for sure. It looks like there is see-through renderings on those lots for future development.
  12. @jmecklenborg Are there any documents we can look at about the Anthem site or not released yet?
  13. If Lindner said "It's dissapointing" to me about all this, I would have been speechless.
  14. I get really frustrated when I think of the Cranley years. Now, you are seeing a ton of development in NKY and not really a whole lot in the City of Cincinnati, compared to what I feel like it could be. I know there are some big projects cooking but so many missed opportunities, like fixing the streetcar, the actual road diet of Liberty Street, etc.
  15. In all my time here I had never driven through Middletown until recently on a sales call. I didn't realize it was in such bad shape, sad to see. Hamilton looked much healthier in the downtown, but it's great to hear for Middletown that they are seeing population growth and the downtown is improving.
  16. If only we had a bridge connect the West Side of Cincinnati to all these jobs...
  17. Thanks for posting! I always thouht the area of McMicken between Vine and Main and the smaller streets in between can be a beautiful, urban neighborhood. There are a ton of abandoned buildings in that area and probably will be the last area of OTR to revitalize.
  18. This is completely anecdotal, but I spent a lot of time shopping and driving through Newport/Covington, going to movies at NOTL, etc. I swear on my life the amount of times that tough white dudes talked s*** to me out of nowhere, yelled at me, etc. was astounding. I was considering looking seriously at cheaper homes in Bellevue, etc. but there is a lot of hostility it seems in those neighborhoods for new people, maybe I am completley wrong. Just had gotten a hostile vibe in a lot of areas. One time I was with my fiance at the time at the Target in Newport, and a white guy shopping was screaming at these two little black boys who were playing around on cart. I thought he was their dad at first, yelling at them saying "Get out of the store if you are just going to be f****** around! What are you trying to do, steal things!? Hasn't your mother or grandma taught you any manners!?", it was a massive scene, the poor kids walked out of their almost crying and their mom finally came out. The two young boys were probably 7-10 years old. I wish I would have said something but it seemed like the dude more than likely had a gun and was drunk or something, but he looked to me like a middle class, 45-50 year old. It still makes me mad to this day. Maybe other people get that vibe in NKY where as in areas like Walnut Hills, most everyone are very fine folks and say hi to you, how is your day, etc. This all said, most of my interactions in NKY were very cordial and people are very nice and homely, but it was those few times things like that happened. Also had one time at NOTL by myself in the parking ramp leaving a movie where three dudes were yelling obscenities at me, trying to get me to fight for some reason, calling me homosexual slurs, it really scared me, luckily I was next to my car and took off right away. I had the sense not to let me temper get the best of me, because I had heard recently right after from my colleagues husband that he had been stabbed at NOTL when I told him the story, when he apparently parked too close to someone in the ramp and the guy freaked out on him and started pushing him, he pushed him back then the guy stabbed him twice in the stomach. By the way, I am a 6'1" 230 lb. Iowa boy, maybe I come off different and they can see I am different than they are, but that is some of the vibes I have gotten from NKY.
  19. I wonder how quickly 3CDC will turn around with the Kroger redevelopment on Vine after this Kroger store opens?
  20. Careful, I don't think Taste of Belgium is opening any type of restaurant, only offices from what I read. Maybe I am wrong and they will make waffles and coffee there but I didn't think that was the case.
  21. Yes the area is really starting to pick up with tons of projects going on right now. Will be exciting to see where it sits in a year or two when all the current projects are wrapped up.
  22. I don't know why but I am really nerded out about this development. Reasons: 1.) See how it rents out itself with no parking 2.) See how this translates to the next building but not only that, future buildings as I am sure other developers are watching this one closely 3.) I am excited to see if this and the second building could also help with more redevelopment of Main Street in the CBD. 4.) Along with point 2, this could also maybe help with redevelopment of Main and Central Parkway in regards to low parking mins
  23. Maybe if this one rents really well and quickly, they could even increase the height or possibly footprint of the building just to the North.
  24. Troy I think what you are proposing is basically saying shutdown OTR where there is crime and turn it into a militarized area. That's impossible. OTR even 5 or 6 years ago was much more dangerous let alone longer ago than that, it isn't even close. And these areas where there are shootings are not in areas that are frequented really for restaurants, etc. These are areas that some people live but a lot of the area is vacant too. It is most definitely troubling as it is anywhere in this city or country where there is shootings and violent crime and it really is tragic. But the fact is that you can't turn something around in 10 years which took 60 years to get to where it was, we aren't San Francisco or Seattle, etc. You can make an argument that the city or 3CDC should focus all their efforts in these areas in regards to redevelopment in these areas but that just isn't feasible. I think something that would actually help if you want to push more private development North of Liberty is you finish the Liberty Street Diet as it should spur more development North of Libery and you push for redevelopment of Findlay Playground or parking ramps in the Findlay Market ramps to help spur more development North of Libery by Findlay that then can jog over to Vine Street then down again. I think the policy 3CDC is taking in connecting Court Street and downtown to OTR is a good one as there are areas in between where people in the past at least have been mugged and robbed and which they need to clean up. They can only do so much at one time. Sure it's bad press but it honestly isn't a whole lot worse than what it was on a year to year basis and honestly it's much better than 5 years ago.
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