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  1. My wife is from the Wheeling area so I end up spending a fair amount of time in the area and I also don't see how any retail would work outside of further poaching stores from the Highlands or OVM. It is at least closer to downtown and wouldn't require driving on the terrifying at times I-70W from the Highlands. I shudder to think of what traffic might be like on National Rd and Bethany Pike during the Oglebay Lights Season (AKA November - New Years) if this gets built.
  2. I think a better question is: Why does the rest of the state NOT still have the E-Check program. Looking at the worst air quality lists shows that Cincinnati has the worst air of any city in the state, yet we don't have to do the E-Check. I lived in the Atlanta metro for 3 years where they have a similar E-Check program that requires re-checking every year in order to get your registration renewed. It was quite easy to do, usually no long lines to deal with (unless you went to the cheapest possible places on a weekend) there were independent checking companies along with most dealerships having the testing equipment. The one interesting part was the fee that was charged could vary from $12ish to $25+ and each county seemed to have different minimum and maximum pricing.
  3. Great news!! http://www.cincinnatibellconnector.com/news/94/35/-RIDE-THE-CINCINNATI-BELL-CONNECTOR-FOR-FREE-DURING-BLINK CINCINNATI – Those heading downtown next month for the much-anticipated BLINK® art, light and culture event will have an easy way to explore. The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar will run free of charge for riders from 4 p.m. to the end of service each day from Oct. 10-13. The free rides are courtesy of the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.
  4. Street view from 71N They wouldn't need to go very tall to be seen from northbound 71.
  5. https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2019/08/22/millennium-backs-new-replacement-hotel-plan-local-developer/2007722001/ "Smyjunas said Hilton would bring to Cincinnati one of its new meetings-and-events-focused, Signia brand hotels, which have a minimum of 500 rooms. The planned Signia Hilton Indianapolis, for example, will have 800 guest rooms and 80,000 square feet of meeting space with an executive roof deck, restaurant, and bar when the hotel is expected to be completed in 2023."
  6. My drive to/from work involves Columbia Parkway (or preferrably Riverside) and I'd totally be on board with dropping the westbound lane next to the retaining wall between Kemper and Taft/Torrence. This also happens to be the location of most of the landslides. However, I would not support the removal of the 3rd lane (next to the wall) westbound before Taft/Torrence since it does a good job of collecting the cars that will be turning off of Columbia Parkway to head up to Uptown/Walnut Hills on Taft. This seems to allow for better flowing traffic through the Taft/Torrence intersection. This lane could be made a right turn only lane anyway since that seems to be how it is mainly used, which would allow the removal of the 3rd lane after the intersection. Also, I too am amazed there aren't more terrible crashes on Columbia Parkway, especially since most people are essentially driving at highway speeds (regularly get passed by people who have to be going at least 65 MPH) on a road that is generously signed as 45 MPH.
  7. I was looking through the Enquirer archives for old Columbia Parkway articles and came across this amazing map from Feb 27th 1970. It is a little hard to read since some of the nuance between shades of gray is pretty hard to tell from the scan. The "Outer Belt" is insane. The eastern half of the belt almost matches up exactly with the eastern bypass route.
  8. ...and it's back again. https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/02/ohio-lawmakers-vote-gas-tax-hike/3312585002/ "Other changes to the state's two-year transportation budget include:...Requiring the Ohio Department of Transportation to study the Eastern Bypass by Dec. 31..."
  9. The standings are still on the front page along the right side right under the "Follow the Reds" section. This appears to be the mlb.com template for the location of the standings. Unsurprisingly the MLB apparently has complete control of the uniformity of the websites of the member teams.
  10. Based on the Sanborn map from 1917 that can be found for free on the library's website (would post a link but I'm not allowed, not even in quotes.) It looks like any possible renaming of anything resembling a grid to the west would've needed to be renamed prior to that year. From that map you can also see the 29th & 30th were renamed at some point.
  11. Birkla, of Anderson Birkla was the re-developer of the AT580 building on 6th between Main and Walnut. I've been pleased with how that project turned out, but I'm not an architect. At the very least they have recent experience with doing something with a large blank wall of brick.
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