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  1. I noticed in the latest CUF Council PDF (http://cufna.org/Newsletter12-18.pdf) that it was reported the old medical office building at MLK/Riddle/Clifton is now owned by UC. So maybe we'll get something other than another medical building built there.
  2. oudd

    Favorite Streets in Ohio

    I'm mainly familiar with Cincinnati, so will post a few that are outside the usual photogenic OTR/CBD spots: Hollister St. (Clifton Heights) https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1265037,-84.5131043,3a,75y,321.53h,100.33t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s6mC0Yu7Efa7TVTOUcOjRpw!2e0!5s20140701T000000!7i13312!8i6656 Walker St (Mt. Auburn) https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1165304,-84.5094611,3a,75y,216.26h,95.29t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si06tFpxJo_A6-4UIv5gDXw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Pavilion St (Mt. Adams) https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1075869,-84.4965321,3a,75y,270.63h,99.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ss14fJd-vswibo3Hk4ixylg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Bella Vista Pl (Walnut Hills) https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1197462,-84.4936404,3a,75y,278.3h,98.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7ni3YNsbS7url0nm-W0vqQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Bishop St (Corryville) https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1395736,-84.5134523,3a,75y,163.41h,88.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s57mQ7I2F6AAlnjMY69YhzA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Moline Ct (Northside) https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1610539,-84.5390114,3a,75y,135.15h,92.18t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sv_it82aJURDQVsPFV3WJuA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Colerain Ave (West End) https://www.google.com/maps/@39.117997,-84.5329469,3a,75y,359.64h,84.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGur5xrZtxNaVlV7RfR2pjA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  3. Also, looks like "The District" development posted a newer set of plans on their page here: https://courbanize.com/projects/trinitas-cuf/updates. PDF: http://res.cloudinary.com/courbanize-production/image/upload/v1/information_plans/gwe4m77dcl7ze043kw7u They dropped all the office space (including one whole tower) and reduced retail space from 106,500 sf to 75,000 sf. Residential staying at 850 units. It also looks like they got all the frontage on Clifton north of Straight St from those frat houses.
  4. https://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/can-uptown-development-boom-unlock-potential-of-key-clifton-heights-site- Maybe something is finally happening on this site at McMillan and Vine? I know there was a rendering floating around here about a year ago of a hotel. It sounds like this may be different.
  5. Saw this posted by Building Cincinnati on Facebook. I'm no expert, but it definitely sounds like a positive change and I hope it goes though. "Camp Washington considering rezoning land on/around Colerain Avenue from Commercial Community Auto-Oriented (CC-A) to Urban Mix. Here's a PDF breakdown of what that would mean:" http://camp-washington.org/wp-content/uploads/UM-CCA-Zoning-Comparison-11-30-18.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0YziqqzNcMI-NljcGrj9nkGejfS26uMKbU8eiaLa9HwXmbTDnqyooH-N8
  6. Full 131 pages of planning documents have been posted: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/assets/File/FCC West End Stadium.pdf Not sure if there's anything of interest in there beyond what's already been reported. I have mixed feelings about entirely shutting down a section of Central Parkway during games for pedestrian use only. It would be great if there was a solution that made the area more pedestrian friendly all the time and not just during events. But I'm not sure what can really be done with such a wide street.
  7. Some new details: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/11/26/fc-cincinnati-major-league-soccer-west-end-stadium-plans-central-parkway-closure-gamedays-possible/2085565002/
  8. I parked down on Court St a few weeks back with some friends, and when I got out of the car and turned around, the nine stories of this new building poking out from the historic facades on Court made the street feel totally different. Everything felt a little cozier. Filling in these voids in the city, even if the building itself isn't particularly remarkable, improves the feel of the surrounding area immeasurably.
  9. I'm probably an outlier, but I love Crosley Tower. Brutalist buildings are being torn down at a fast clip the same way Victorian buildings were demolished earlier in the 20th century. I never understood why these types of buildings get bashed so much, while the truly offensive International/PoMo monstrosities like Atrium One/Two or those maroon towers on Covington's riverfront don't. I guess those are so corporate and bland that they don't even register. I wouldn't want a whole city of Brutalism, but having a few crazy buildings like that around is nice. Once they're gone they'll never come back (which I suppose most people would be fine with).
  10. Unsurprisingly, it sounds like Cranley will veto. Does this mean the project is dead for good, or could it theoretically be revived when Cranley leaves office?
  11. oudd

    Cincinnati's "Hidden" Streets

    Not a hidden street, but I always felt the same about this lonely house in Camp Washington surrounded by the Crosley factory: https://tinyurl.com/ya6zqwsj It reminds me of the house from Eraserhead in which the family dinner scene takes place, next to that factory belching out steam.
  12. oudd

    Cincinnati's "Hidden" Streets

    Wow, never knew about that stretch of Cliff St. I'll have to check it out next time I'm over there.
  13. I've always thought the combination of topography and architecture made Cincinnati a unique urban landscape to explore. The small streets and lot sizes coupled with the hills provide for hidden pockets of the city to exist just steps from highly-trafficked areas (e.g. Little Bethlehem). Numerous times walking or biking around I've come across streets that I didn't know existed even though I've gone by them countless times. Here are a few of my favorite hidden streets. Google Maps didn't bother to drive down any of them so I linked as closely as I could. Foxhall Ct (CUF) https://tinyurl.com/y9cvjflw There are two houses with sweeping views of the Mill Creek valley down this street that can be mistaken for a driveway. Old McMillan St (CUF) https://tinyurl.com/yc6bndaw Again, thought this was a driveway for a while. There are four houses tucked down there. I'm assuming this is where McMillan terminated before they removed the Fairview Incline and extended McMillan down to McMicken as a replacement route. Sohn St (CUF) https://tinyurl.com/yafyflpk Down the steps here are four houses, accessible only from the staircase. Van Lear/Ohio St Steps (OTR) https://tinyurl.com/yceov48e Van Lear is hidden enough, but again, there is a house that as far as I can tell is only accessible from the stairs leading up to Bellevue Park. East Pueblo St (Mt. Auburn) https://tinyurl.com/y9btydtf Down at the end of Walker is another street that looks like a driveway with two houses. It's totally disconnected from the rest of Pueblo St. I'm sure there are other good candidates out there. I'm especially fascinated by the stair-streets. Any other instances of those in the city?
  14. He's the second coming of Peter Bronson. Or is that too harsh?
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