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  1. Sorry for the tinfoil hat, but could this be part of some type of long game? DOTE could be proposing an alternative for Dorchester as it intersects Reading, I-71, and Gilbert? That's not a great intersection as it is.
  2. I just google image search "manhole in sidewalk" and there are plenty of examples. I refuse to let that be the reason they do not put liberty on a diet.
  3. Responding to another thread about this... Converting existing Class-A-B-C(D-E-F-G...) Office into Residential or Hotel is the ONLY way Cincinnati will ever get a new office tower without some out-of-cincinnati corporation moving their HQ's to town. There are way more buildings that should be converted to Residential or Hotel. Textile, Carew, PNC, Cincinnati Bell, that awesome art deco tower at Race and Ogden (name?), all of Hamilton County's downtown buildings except for the Courthouse.
  4. Places a chip on: Hamilton County builds a garage with mixed use development above on Elm and Race, and, a really unique market facing mixed use development surrounding the outdoor stalls on Hazen and Fenwick Alleys. The existing Findlay Park is paved over during the construction to provide temporary Findlay Market parking. While the new development is being built, the city conducts a community engagement process much like the one that was used for Ziegler Park. New garage and development opens, and then the park goes under construction. speculation =/= endorsement
  5. Cincinnati Bell and the parking garage across the street do a tremendous job of sucking the life out of this part of downtown. Hoping that these hotel developments may push the Shillito project forward and continue to move west. Another potential catalyst for this part of downtown is a two-way protected bike lane connecting Central Parkway to the Ohio River Trail. I think Randy Simes proposed this idea a while ago and I think about it all the time, living off Elm and walking and biking to my gym on 4th almost daily.
  6. I want to advocate for some design solutions here like... building the "Future Development." I'm pretty sure that a 6-story development the entire span of Central Parkway from Liberty to Ezzard Charles would GREATLY reduce the dB's, both low and high frequency, in Music Hall. On top of this, there would be an opportunity to add density along a corridor with access to 10 bus lines (1, 6, 16, 20, 21, 46, 49, 64, 67, 78), north and south lines of the Streetcar, and a protected bike lane ALL within 2 blocks. Not only that, but to edale's point on "what about the neighbors" (like me, who lives directly across CP from the stadium site), the Future Development would do what so many in the block between Elm and CP want: block the stadium from view in OTR. I don't disagree, there are MUCH better ways to make a project happen. Still waiting and hoping for a developer to come to Cincinnati who isn't afraid of community input, or rather, knows that community input makes a project BETTER. Wow.
  7. I want to advocate for some design solutions here like... building the "Future Development." I'm pretty sure that a 6-story development the entire span of Central Parkway from Liberty to Ezzard Charles would GREATLY reduce the dB's, both low and high frequency, in Music Hall. On top of this, there would be an opportunity to add density along a corridor with access to 10 bus lines (1, 6, 16, 20, 21, 46, 49, 64, 67, 78), north and south lines of the Streetcar, and a protected bike lane ALL within 2 blocks.
  8. Just so you know, I get a little depressed every time you post and it's not a new drone aerial of the site.
  9. So, Sherrod Brown launched his Dignity of Work tour last night in Cleveland. I happened to watch the entire thing on Instagram Live. A second generation immigrant businesswoman warmed the crowd and introduced Connie Schultz. Connie Schultz worked her effortless magic and then introduced Sherrod. His speech began with a long list of thank you's, always connecting each one to a way in which he understands that person's or organization's hopes and dreams. He ended by verbally assaulting the "phony populism" of Donald Trump in blow after blow of sentiments I've felt since the rise of the Tea Party, but never able to articulate as well as he did. If you've got 50 minutes, you've got to watch the speech if you can find it. I can't find it now, but I am guessing that it will be the outline for speeches to come in Iowa. It was emotional and incredibly moving. Especially at the end. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/01/31/daily-202-sherrod-brown-wants-to-wrest-the-populist-mantle-away-from-trump-as-he-heads-from-ohio-to-iowa/5c52763f1b326b29c3778d31/?utm_term=.22109c99ccc2
  10. They own a quarter circle at the corner where the art bike rack is, but the remainder of the lot is owned by "Jackson Street Interests LLC"
  11. The massing might *look* like Deaconess, but it you look at page 26 of this document, it very clearly shows the building footprints are not the same. She gone. http://res.cloudinary.com/courbanize-production/image/upload/v1/information_plans/gwe4m77dcl7ze043kw7u
  12. I just reached out to a pal of mine who is very involved in CUF Community Council and CHCURC. He told me it's all coming down. He begged them to keep it, but, in his words "no dice." I'm guessing they will halfheartedly reincorporate the medallions into the new building. If I had to place a bet: they are going to make molds from these and then create some sort of cast stone replicas and scatter them through the new development. Kind of like what you see in the development on short vine in how they reincorporated elements from the school they tore down to build the thing where the over-lit Cock and Bull and Taste of Belgium are.
  13. Not putting the casino in the Terrace Plaza was a huge missed opportunity.
  14. So, you're going to send these graphics to a city council member, right?
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