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Both of those projects look fantastic!  I'm really suprised more of the buildings around Washington Park arent already all rehabbed; such prime realestate. 

 

Rhinehaus is going to be amazing once completed, that place will be rolling in cash.

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Senior apartments may top Central Y

Feb. 8, 2013 9:44 AM,   

Written by Cindi Andrews

 

A developer is planning to put affordable senior housing on the top six floors of the Central YMCA in Over-the-Rhine.

 

As part of the project, the YMCA would also renovate its facilities and offices on the building’s bottom three floors and lower level.

 

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130208/BIZ/302090014/Senior-apartments-may-top-Central-Y?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Business

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47 new apartments in 4 buildings on 14th between Clay and Walnut. This is great. I walk by these buildings every day. Glad they are finally being revitalized.  To my knowledge, only one had been partially occupied in recent years.  http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=AB&Dato=20130207&Kategori=BIZ&Lopenr=302070130&Ref=PH/Grammer-s-Place

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I just noticed there is a lot of activity going on at the former Christian Moerlein building on Elm St at Henry today. Cherry pickers are being used to move material to the upper floors.

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Main Street is having curb cuts replaced with ADA compliant ones.

 

I know a new tenant (startup brewery, Rhinegeist) is moving into a portion of the old Moerlein/KD Lamp building, not sure if this build out is for them.

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Main Street is having curb cuts replaced with ADA compliant ones.

 

Any idea why this is being done right now? Is it part of the casino-related streetscape improvements or just a routine upgrade that the city is doing?

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Was utility work done on some of those side streets as routine updates? If significant damage is done during utility work, the utility is obligated to rebuild any curbing, pavement and/or sidewalks to ADA-compliant conventions. The city also has its street rehabilitation program, which is more than a repaving of a street - it involves new or rebuilt curbing, pavement and/or sidewalks.

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Was utility work done on some of those side streets as routine updates? If significant damage is done during utility work, the utility is obligated to rebuild any curbing, pavement and/or sidewalks to ADA-compliant conventions. The city also has its street rehabilitation program, which is more than a repaving of a street - it involves new or rebuilt curbing, pavement and/or sidewalks.

 

12th Street is undergoing major reconstruction, but they're also replacing the curb cuts at Woodward & Main, 14th & Main, Orchard & Main, etc.

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I just noticed there is a lot of activity going on at the former Christian Moerlein building on Elm St at Henry today. Cherry pickers are being used to move material to the upper floors.

 

Is that where the Streetcar barn will be? Also I heard a new brewery might be going in there.

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It's for the brewery.

 

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OTR's Cogswell Building gets new life

 

Construction on one of Over-the-Rhine’s 19th century buildings will soon be finished, and will open up new office space for members of the community. Rehabilitation began on the Cogswell Building in November and should be completed by March.

 

http://www.soapboxmedia.com/devnews/021213.cogswellbuildingrehab.aspx

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“I hope the building will bring more people to Sycamore,” Feghali says. “It’s a weird street, with only a few blocks of inhabited buildings. The Cogswell is on the corner, and you can see it from quite a distance.”

 

That's a good point about Sycamore. With a school and playground across the street from an underutilized park, and lots of parking lots to the north and south, there's not much activity on Sycamore. Maybe some life will be injected into the area when the old SCPA turns into apartments, but something will need to be done about all of the parking lots for it to start feeling like an actual urban street.

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Addressing the disaster which is Ziegler Park and the uncertain future of the Peaslee Center will be something the City and OTR stakeholders will have to undertake in the not too distant future.

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Addressing the disaster which is Ziegler Park and the uncertain future of the Peaslee Center will be something the City and OTR stakeholders will have to undertake in the not too distant future.

 

Not to beat a dead horse, but yesterday I was stopped in traffic on 13th due to a CRAZY amount of loitering in/around the park. I look to my right and there's a guy on the sidewalk lighting up a crack pipe in broad daylight...at 1:30...on a Tuesday. Numerous others were openly drinking alcohol.

 

I have never once seen a CPD officer in this area.

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I heard some rumblings yesterday and over the last few days that 4EG has officially bought Weilert's or is in the process of buying it. I know they said they were eying it a while ago, but I've heard it's now officially happening.

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Love draws couple to restore OTR's Crown Building

Written by John Faherty

 

Kim Starbuck and Kevin Pape used to sit at the red tables on the western end of Findlay Market outside of Dojo Gelato, eat their affogatos, and talk.

 

Already married for 23 years, their children already grown, sometimes they would dream about the ways they might be able to make a difference in the city where they grew up and in the neighborhood they had come to love.

 

One day, back in 2010, enjoying their gelato and espresso, everything came into focus.

 

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130726/NEWS10/307260037?nclick_check=1

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On 700WLW this morning there was mention of a new restaurant and 10 new condos at 14th/Republic, I couldn't catch the name of the restaurant though unfortunately.  Anyone have any links?

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Lemme guess: the usual suspects will post instagrams of construction, be there opening night, post countless instagrams of them there for the next four months, until the next new place opens, and the cycle repeats. 

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I post twit pics (not instagrams) of construction.  But I don't end up eating at the various OTR eateries as much as I would like.  Still haven't been to Kaze yet!  I do like Quan Hapa a lot though. 

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I noticed that they were tearing down the playground in Ziegler Park today.

 

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Anyone know what the plan is for it? I'm assuming they are putting in new equipment. At least I hope they are.

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Has anyone else noticed the construction in the commercial space of the Hamilton County owned garage on Sycamore? I've been curious since it started over a month ago and finally did some digging - according to cagis it looks as if OTR may be getting its first Subway. I had hoped for something more grand....

 

http://cagis.hamilton-co.org/opal/apd.aspx?entcode=cinc&ezstdadrtag=1123||SYCAMORE|ST||||CINC|CINC|00750004022801123S|007500040228|007500040228|CINCINNATI&APD=2013P03529

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A Subway in OTR? That doesn't sound like an equation for success.

 

May be greedy, but it's also something I really don't want to last long. Over the Rhine shouldn't be home to fast food chains. It's better than that.

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I've been told they are replacing the playground equipment with better equipment being removed from LeBlond on Riverside (which is having its own renovation/improvements).

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Oh come now jmicha, even the most beautiful European downtowns have the occasional McDonalds or 7-11.  It doesn't have to be an all or nothing proposition.  If a chain wants to go in, that's fine, they just have to play by the rules of the neighborhood (obey the sign ordinances, occupy one of the existing buildings tastefully, etc.). 

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^Haha, that's fair. I guess if it's going to be a chain I would just want something a little...better. There are some chains which I think could fill some voids in the market of OTR, but Subway is just so...cheap. And not meaning inexpensive, meaning the finish quality of their stores just isn't very good and isn't at all aesthetically pleasing. Does Subway ever deviate from their typical finishes when building in historical areas?

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^Haha, that's fair. I guess if it's going to be a chain I would just want something a little...better. There are some chains which I think could fill some voids in the market of OTR, but Subway is just so...cheap. And not meaning inexpensive, meaning the finish quality of their stores just isn't very good and isn't at all aesthetically pleasing. Does Subway ever deviate from their typical finishes when building in historical areas?

 

My thoughts exactly. The loss of Mayberry on Main leaves us with a diner, 2 pizza joints...and now a Subway on the Main/Sycamore St side of OTR. A world apart from the Race/Vine St side, not that that is a completely bad thing. At least its not another "convenience store"

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^You are leaving out a couple options such as Iris and Park & Vine, but I agree that the east side of OTR could use some more eateries. I think a casual sandwich place would fit in well but something a little more unique than Subway would be preferable.

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