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  1. Also, don't forget the number of new hotels going in. I don't have a list right in front of me, but it seems like 3-4 are in the process of being developed with several more on the horizon. Not as great as permanent residents, but hotel guests often walk around the area, visit restaurants, etc, and generally add to the vibrancy of an area. It's also nice to have more smaller hotels spread out around the CBD vs the old school tower hotels clustered around the convention center.
  2. The benefit of using Ravine is that it connects directly to the Central Parkway bike lane.
  3. If the eBikes are better at handling Ravine and Clifton hills than the scooters (which barely handle them), they might become more popular with UC students going down to Over the Rhine. It's a very short ride, but most people aren't thrilled with the idea of biking back up the hill.
  4. I went biking around Walnut Hills yesterday and came across this bizarre street that rises off of Florence Ave squished next to I-71. It starts as Boone St, and the sidewalk is more like a staircase: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.120108,-84.4967279,3a,75y,3.17h,93.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNV1fFytqJsUnCSOa7icZBw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 At the top of the hill it turns sharply to the left and becomes, for a couple dozen feet, Manitou St. There is a single house tucked away on Manitou St: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1210314,-84.4967308,3a,75y,184.22h,80.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCpCMr5zj-5o2CWjvQhoHxA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Then it continues around a baseball field as Terhune Alley until joining up with the Walnut Hills grid as Monroe St: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1216447,-84.497053,3a,75y,52.48h,94.35t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCnOyWeB28kdv9SCnbFXJGg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Then Boone St continues to the left off of Monroe all the way to McMillan. Seems like at some point they chopped the street apart to create the baseball field.
  5. Both of these buildings have been renovated by Kunst. You can see photos on their site at the bottom under "Best & Lothes": http://www.kunst.us/apartments/ Anyway, nice photos. I love the part of McMicken that bends around Brighton Bridge. Nice views of the entire basin, trees, beautiful houses. It's the kind of street that seems to only exist in Cincinnati (maybe Pittsburgh has similar streets, I don't know).
  6. https://nathanrooy.github.io/posts/2019-02-06/raspberry-pi-deep-learning-traffic-tracker/ Pretty fascinating, this guy independently created a device to track pedestrians and cyclists along Central Parkway using Rasberry Pi. Existing systems used to count traffic really only work for automobiles, so there's a big blind spot.
  7. I drove down McMillan from Clifton Heights through most of Walnut Hills this morning. To my eye there is more development/redevelopment happening in the stretch between 71 and Victory Parkway than in any other part of the city right now. It's pretty cool to see. And that's even without the Anthem site moving along yet.
  8. A bunch of documents are up on the city website related to this project: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/planning-projects-studies/the-district-at-clifton-heights-zone-change/ I can't tell if there's much that's changed. Here's the latest renderings: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/assets/File/The District - Appendix N.pdf It looks like maybe the residential development near the along Fairview grew a bit. I remember them looking more like townhouses previously.
  9. It's my understanding that the lot is challenging due to the elevation change and rocky terrain. I think CHURC or whoever exactly owns the lots is holding out for a more upscale developer who would invest in partially underground parking, as opposed to the simpler option of a surface lot. They've spoken of trying to target a hotel and/or YP housing as opposed to more student housing.
  10. Yeah, the dream would be to revitalize Camp Washington with Colerain being a lively business district like Hamilton in Northside. I'd love to ultimately see it get better connections to both CUF and Brighton/OTR. If those vacant lots near Marshall and Central Parkway ever get developed decently that would help it feel a little less cut off, and then similarly along the long strip of Harrison that connects to the West End and is currently a light industrial dead zone. But I think those scenarios are quite a ways off. I think the main challenge is the lack of decent single-family houses, which Northside has an abundance of. The street grid in Camp Washington is so chopped up by I-75 and Hopple. To increase the population of the neighborhood we'd really need to see some big apartment buildings, like the Crosely building, come online.
  11. https://www.wcpo.com/news/transportation-development/move-up-cincinnati/camp-washington-will-soon-lose-one-of-two-beloved-chili-parlors Not sure if this was already known, but the US Chili building was sold "to the Camp Washington Community Board, a neighborhood community development corporation, and the Camp Washington Business Association." They have ambitions for a mixed-use redevelopment. So, thank God, no AutoZone.
  12. A couple interesting notes from the latest CUFNA newsletter. Unfortunately I don't have copies of any of the images mentioned: And for The District:
  13. Was that at the Brewery District meeting? I went to a meeting at that brewery a year ago when they were supposed to open last summer. Glad they are finally close to opening. I remember the owner saying they would have food and outdoor seating along the unnamed alley along the west side. Seems like a great spot.
  14. I think Calhoun/Taft and McMillan would benefit most from 2-way conversion east of Vine St. Those are the stretches that feel like highways and lack much in the way of good urbanism. Between Vine and Clifton, even with them being 1-way, the development feels sufficiently dense that I don't really mind it. If anything it makes it a little easier to jaywalk when you only have to look in one direction.
  15. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Cincinnati-OH/170585488_zpid/4099_rid/39.13676,-84.495238,39.125824,-84.510688_rect/15_zm/ Am I crazy, or is this something new for Corryville - a large building renovated into a pricey single-family home, as opposed to student/medical worker housing? I wonder who their target market is, an whether this is the beginning of a shift for the neighborhood. There are plenty of beautiful houses on the residential streets that still exist in Corryville.
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