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  1. If they end up next to the Baldwin building, they will be close to the recently proposed Art Museum steps (https://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/visual-arts/blog/21066164/cincinnati-art-museum-is-building-an-art-climb-staircase-to-connect-with-community-activate-grounds). So while that stretch of Gilbert is currently cut off from things, the Art Museum will at least have more of a presence right across from the proposed Ballet location.
  2. There's a new planning commission document up full of new stadium details: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/about-city-planning/city-planning-commission/sep-13-2019-packet/ I haven't had a chance to go through it yet, so not sure what is new.
  3. I remember reading somewhere that Taft/Calhoun and McMillan were turned one-way when the Bengals played a game in the late 60s at Nippert, and they just never reverted it. In any case it's nice to see them slowly converted back, one section at a time. I wonder what it will take to convert anything west of 71 through Corryville and CUF.
  4. That rendering looks better than I was expecting. Looks like it will be a full 6 stories above Taft. That's one corner that I never expected to get developed. That little triangle actually has a bit of charm to it when coming south from Euclid, but most people just zoom through on Taft and don't notice it.
  5. 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.
  6. The benefit of using Ravine is that it connects directly to the Central Parkway bike lane.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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