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  1. In the latest HCB packet (https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/historic-conservation/historic-conservation-board/february-24-2020-staff-report-and-attachments/) there is a proposal for a "750 sf deli with seating" at 100 E. Clifton. That stretch doesn't currently have any businesses that I'm aware of. Kind of surprising, but would be great if it works out. https://www.google.com/maps/place/100+E+Clifton+Ave,+Cincinnati,+OH+45202/@39.116567,-84.5152448,3a,75y,31.19h,104.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLXWkiwxV3v8atLJoxR8SBQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x8841b3fa4d6c7771:0xe3f99a31ce702b25!8m2!3d39.1166786!4d-84.5150709
  2. As of yesterday afternoon, that Mt. Tabor Baptist Church on Ravine has been completely torn down.
  3. Thanks for the info. I always thought those stairs and buildings were a great representation of how magical Cincinnati could look. Is there anything remotely similar in other cities?
  4. I didn't realize those lasted all the way to the 90s. Are there any pictures of them from that time?
  5. There are still a few parcels around that someone could theoretically build a decently high-density housing (student or otherwise). I'm thinking of McMillan/Auburn, Vine/Calhoun, the mini strip mall of CVS and banks between McMillan and Calhoun, this huge lot that used to be a dentist but is now for sale, and of course the upcoming "District" development. I seriously doubt any of those potential developments would be low-income though. But maybe with a few of those taking students off the single-family housing rental market, we might see more renovations/restorations. I know when we were looking for something in CUF a few years ago the rehabs needed for some of the Italianate buildings on Flora/Victor etc seemed daunting. They've been so chopped up and abused by landlords, it's almost easier to start with an abandoned shell like you can get in OTR (though now in much more limited supply).
  6. How did that 5-story building get past the review board? It's so obviously out of scale for the neighborhood! /s
  7. I agree the signs at this point are promising. If done correctly it will almost create a new mini-NBD for the area. Now let's just hope it doesn't get chopped up and cheapened over the next few years. Hopefully if the tower ends up getting built, there will be some sort of public space (bar/restaurant?) at the top. That will seemingly be one of the highest vantage points in the entire region, with commanding views of downtown, uptown, and the western hills and valley.
  8. A couple of new PDFs were posted related to "The District" development. Streetscaping, floor plans, and new concept art: https://res.cloudinary.com/courbanize-production/image/upload/v1/information_plans/sjkyk07u9hiqqqi9sj3g https://res.cloudinary.com/courbanize-production/image/upload/v1/information_plans/kegxz4swo9jtuuc1mfhr
  9. It probably doesn't help that Mt. Auburn has no real business district to walk to. Inwood Park though, that place is always deserted. I'd have thought it would have picked up some more activity from the new units. It's a pretty charming area.
  10. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2352-Ravine-St-Cincinnati-OH-45219/2082251153_zpid/ Looks like this is speculative, but it includes a design for a "22-56 bedroom" apartment building going in on Ravine and Volkert where a church currently sits.
  11. Yeah I did. That stop doesn't seem to show up in their Word doc listing all the Phase III removals, so hopefully the map is wrong.
  12. According to that map, the 17 soutbound stop at Warner and Clifton is slated for removal. Not only does that seem weird because it's a fairly major intersection, but they also just installed a new bench there. And selfishly I'm annoyed because that's the closest stop to my house, and really the closest stop to a big porttion of western CUF, which already has terrible access as it is.
  13. I agree with most of the sentiments already expressed - it was fun, but lost a bit of the magic from two years ago. Maybe that was due more to expectations than anything, but I agree that there was a feeling of being too spread out. I still thoroughly enjoyed it though, and the street closures made it really easy to zip around on a bike. One thought I had that might be cool for the next iteration would be to utilize some of the skyscrapers, especially the older ones like Carew and Central Trust. Imagine having a projection up at the top of one of those buildings - you'd be able to see it from almost anywhere in the vicinity, plus from up on the hills and across the river. It might help with the lull of some of those dead zones between installations and make feel the whole city seem more alive by pulling everything together and make it more cohesive.
  14. oudd

    The YouTube Thread

    Don't know if this is obvious by now, but the "AOC supporter" was a right-wing troll: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/babies-climate-change-aoc/
  15. Community leaders, developers work together to make Innovation Corridor car, pedestrian friendly: https://www.wcpo.com/news/transportation-development/move-up-cincinnati/community-leaders-developers-work-together-to-make-innovation-corridor-car-pedestrian-friendly Interesting discussion of how to make a 9-lane pseudo-highway less terrifying for pedestrians and cyclists.
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