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  1. I would much rather see a building go on any of these lots. Permanently designating a lot a food truck area, and hence making the lot permanent seems backwards to me.
  2. Agreed, my argument was that Pendleton already has a number of large historic buildings, the 8 story tall Arts Center, the old High School that is now the alumni Lofts, etc. Plus this site originally had a brewery on it. So historically, it was a large building. I voted for it and hope it gets built. Those surface lots aren't helping the neighborhood.
  3. I spoke with Danny about this after the meeting. He is very passionate about the character of the neighborhood. He doesn't particularly care about buildings looking "Historic", he is fine with modern architecture, but he very much does not like the size of the building. The standard 25' wide 3 -4 story tall building is what I believe he wants to see for infill. Also, he was very bothered that the developers had been going back and forth with the planning department for about a year, finalizing the design. Then they ask the community councils to vote just a couple weeks before it goes in front of the HCB. He felt they were intentionally trying to minimize the Community councils input to the project. Which they probably were after the Liberty and Elm debacle.
  4. Since this project sits on the brder of Pendleton and OTR, the HCB had asked them to go to both Neighborhood councils. OTR did not vote to support, Pendleton did, although it was very close. The development group is trying to get the appeal thrown out since it is in Pendleton.
  5. The HCB asks developers to go to the community councils and have them vote to support a project or not. But you are correct there is no real power there. The HCB takes the vote into consideration, but they can still make whatever decision they feel is best. I was not aware of the ability to appeal one of their decisions until last months Pendleton Neighborhood meeting. The representative from the Development team gave us that update. I don't know any more than that.
  6. I hope this take priority over the 5th and Plum lot. This is far more important.
  7. There is a guy who is I think the VP of OTRCC. He is a nice guy who is super passionate about OTR/Pendelton. He strongly believes in finely grained urbanism. He also believes no infill in OTR/Pendleton should be taller than 4 stories. He will do everything he can to stop any large building. I don't disagree that finely grained urbanism infill would be preferable to one large ownership model. I just don't see that as a realistic development model in today's environment. I would rather have a large building than a surface lot.
  8. Other the Rhine community council appealed the Historic Boards decision to let it move forward. The development group is arguing that since it is in Pendleton, OTR shouldn't be allowed to appeal it. But if they can drag this out long enough, the developer will go over the timeframe to purchase the lot at the price they had negotiated. At that point, if the owner of the lot asks for more, the project is likely dead.
  9. A small building on Vine just south of Madfrog was recently demolished. Also, right next to that, the Simply for U Hair Salon was for sale a year ago or so. I could see a small apartment going in there, and then start to see more development creep down Vine.
  10. We need a Thai or Vietnamese restaurant
  11. The Pendleton Community Council meeting voted strongly in favor of this project. However, of those who were against, the 5 story height was a concern. I pointed out that the Historic Pendleton Arts building is 8 stories tall. The old High school that is now the Alumni Lofts is a very large 5 story building, etc. But they don't want to hear that. As far as they are concerned, any infill should be 3, maybe 4 stories max. That is what "fits" the neighborhood. They will fight any large building.
  12. Does anyone know if the Stetson square project is ever going to fill in the block on MLK, Eden, Gerard ?
  13. So frustrating. If someone came in proposing a handful of single family townhomes here, that would probably get approved no problem. But a project with nice density, nope. Also, the proposed infill project on Sycamore is currently being held up by an appeal from the OTRCC. Even though that project is in Pendleton.
  14. The Park board voted down the CCAC building in Burnet Woods. https://www.citybeat.com/news/blog/21037785/cincinnati-park-board-says-no-to-ccac-in-burnet-woods Not terribly surprising. I always thought the proposed development on Howell was a better location for CCAC anyways. Although it doesn't seem like the CCAC likes that option.
  15. Sycamore apartments was approved by HCB, but I haven't heard anything since then. The Casino does sell monthly passes. It is $40 for a spot in their surface lot. They sell limited number of passes in their garage, but you can get on the wait list.