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Friday, July 16, 2004

IDI to build industrial site in Richwood

Business Courier of Cincinnati -

by Joe Wessels Courier Staff Reporter

 

 

IDI is taking Northern Kentucky by storm with two multimillion-dollar construction projects that will add more than 1.5 million square feet of industrial space, including one of the largest speculative warehouse projects ever in Greater Cincinnati.

 

Read more here:

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2004/07/19/story2.html?page=2

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Now is 180 acres of jobs and industies sprawl? Or 180 acres of residents sprawl?

 

If you ever driven this stretch of highway. This will fill the void of development between the split and downtown cincinnati in KY.

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Magic Johnson opens center

 

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By Courtney Kinney

Post staff reporter

 

The kids living in Over-the-Rhine may not have the skills to be the next Jay Z or Michael Jordan, but it doesn't mean they can't live as large as their sports and hip-hop and sports heroes.

This, from one of the most enduring sports heroes ever, former NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

 

"I know what these young people want. They want the same house and cars as Jay Z, Puff Daddy, 50 Cent," Johnson said Monday in Over-the-Rhine at the opening of the Citizens' Committee on Youth's new inner city computer center funded by the Magic Johnson Foundation. "But what they don't understand is they can have that house, they can have that bank account. It just won't be through sports or entertainment. It will be by educating their minds and, hopefully, owning their own businesses." ...

 

www.cincypost.com

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Here's an Enquirer editorial from 9/21/04 on the subject:

 

 

'Magic' contribution to Over-the-Rhine

Making life better

 

When he was a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, Earvin "Magic" Johnson rejuvenated the team that desperately needed a spark and led them to a number of National Basketball Association championships.

 

Since retirement, the Lansing, Mich., native has become a successful businessman, opening Starbucks Coffee Shops, health clubs and multiscreen theaters in areas long neglected by the business community. Last week, the NBA Hall of Famer came to Cincinnati to spread some of his good fortune to children. Working with Hewlett Packard, Johnson's foundation opened the Inventor Center at the Citizens Committee on Youth office in Over-the-Rhine...

 

rcooklis@enquirer.com

 

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/09/20/editorial_0920makinglifebetter.html

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You guys are a little more knowledgable about city planning & housing development.  So what is your take on the group Cincinnati Change or the subsidiary Queen City Development Group?

 

We have a thread going on at the CT website with one of their members http://www.cincinnatitomorrow.com/bb-topic-311.html

 

This is the website they are directing people to:

  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cincityichange/

which also links to:

  http://www.geocities.com/cincinnatichange2010/NOW.html

 

Not a lot of information.  I did some additional digging around and was able to dig up a more informative link:

  http://byoaus.us/cincityichange.htm

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE, is a non profit organization that will partner with a world class Cincinnati based real estate & technology development partnership including the regions first African American Woman owned union electrical contractor Lloyds General & Electrical Contractors Inc. to create economic development opportunities based on technology built into buildings and its subsidary Lloyd Daniels Development Group, Inc., and a architecture and design team lead by a Cincinnati African American Architecture and Engineering firm Hargrove Engineering Group.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE will create a for profit development company to carry out it’s commercial activities. The name of this company is to be Queen City Development Group, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “QC Development”). It is to be a Ohio company that before January 15th 2005 would be a Securities and Exchange Commission reporting company.

 

Queen City Development Group will establish partnerships who have intimate knowledge of the areas in which Cincinnati Change acquisition and development activities are concentrated, and their ready access to capital, thus better insuring the company’s ability to act in a timely manner, something that is highly crucial in the real estate industry and which may often as not prove an important factor in governing profitable real estate practices, will be backed up by LDG’s licensee.

 

Queen City Development Group will have 25 major lines of business that are the holder of worldwide & domestic Empowerment Zone, Enterprise Community and Renewal Zone patent rights to a patented communications technology being used by Intel, Microsoft and others and other companies. They will be funded, in part, by a investment strategy to invest in debt securities issued by each line of business as a holding company that will cause shares of a Mutual Fund to be deemed to be qualified under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). This is so that financial institutions that are subject to the CRA may receive investment test or similar credit under the CRA with respect to shares of the Fund held by them.

 

MAJOR LINES OF BUSINESS

 

Worldwide Educational Services

 

Global Communications Development

 

International Broadcasting Development

 

Global Computing Services & Sales

 

International Multi-Media Development

 

Worldwide Technology Development Services

 

Global Business Development

 

International Arts & Entertainment

 

International Community Banking

 

International Workforce Development

 

Professional Social Services

 

Global Real Estate Development

 

Global Hospitality & Food Services

 

Global Health Care

 

International Human Service Support

 

World Wide Professional Service Support

 

International Construction

 

Worldwide Energy Developer & Distributor

 

World Wide Sales Support & Services

 

Global Transportation & Logistics Services

 

Travel & Tourism Services

 

International Trading Company

 

Global Environmental Company

 

International Water Services & Sales Co.

 

International BioTECH Development

 

As a holding company each line of business owns, or will own, shares of stock in existing and yet-to-be-formed (or acquired) subsidiary companies whose own operations complement, in one or a variety of ways, the operations of the parent, Queen City Development Group. These holding companies will take the lead in conducting activities, which reflect their basic mission and purpose, namely strategic planning and the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of prime parcels of developable land and construction of facilities and infrastructure elements on those lands that contain our patented and or licensed technology.

 

Now therefore, we who are citizens of the United States of America which has enshrined in it's constitution the right of the people to address grievances to our government, the oldest operating constitutionally operating government and one that is a government of the people that holds forth the belief that the holders of political office should be responsive to needs of the people do hereby create CINCINNATI CHANGE.

 

Board of Directors of Cincinnati Change

 

 

 

 

Chairman of the Board

 

Minister Robert Harris

 

1st Vice Chairman

 

Minister Wanda Lloyd Daniels

 

2nd Vice Chairman

 

Pastor Mack Jackson

 

Treasurer

 

Irvin Henderson

 

Secretary

 

Robert Arnay

 

 

Board Members

 

 

Frederick Hargrove Sr. PE., M. B. A.

 

Dr. Luther Smith

 

Dr. E. Lynn Brown

 

Apostle Vera Cole

 

Decon Edward Black Sr.

 

Steward Newstate

 

 

 

 

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

 

Hershel Daniels Junior

 

 

Now, Therefore do the founding members of the General Assembly of CINCINNATI CHANGE proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS for CINCINNATI CHANGE as a common standard of achievement for the organization in its service to the citizens of the city of Cincinnati in the state of Ohio in the United States of America and by using every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures that are supported by implementation of the organizational development initiatives and proposals, contained herein, to secure universal and effective recognition, observance and implementation in the city of Cincinnati and among the peoples of territories under the jurisdiction of allies of the United States of America.

 

America's Independence Day Movement, initiated by the Declaration of Independence and the "4th of July", 1776, did not include the enslaved descendants of African-Americans nor were they recognized as full human beings in the Constitution of these States United to form the United States of America.

 

Whereas, freedom from slavery was initiated by the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 and its enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. It did not reach Texas slaves until June 1865 when it was formally announced by Union General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas on the "19th of June", 1865, through the reading of General Order No. 3, to the last group of slaves in bondage thus creating America's 2nd Independence Day Celebration and the oldest African-American holiday observance, the "19th of June", Juneteenth Independence Day. The slaves immediately left the plantations, congregated in the cities and began celebrating their freedom by praying, feasting, and singing.

 

Whereas, the "19th of June" is the freedom forerunner to the 13th Amendment, which implemented freedom for all slaves in the United States, Juneteenth Independence Day completes the cycle of Independence Day Celebrations in America.

 

Now therefore, we who are citizens of the United States of America which has enshrined in it's constitution the right of the people to address grievances to our government, the oldest operating constitutionally operating government and one that is a government of the people that holds forth the belief that the holders of political office should be responsive to needs of the people do hereby create CINCINNATI CHANGE.

 

Cincinnati Change has a commitment to bring about the promise of "one nation, under God, indivisible" in keeping with the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference along with the commitment to activate economic and community development programs that through support of the strength to love and work will create within the Cincinnati community a new city the meets the aspirations of its citizens with churches.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that Americans once again face a grave threat to our security – internal as well as external, and we will give top priority to mobilizing the resources needed to meet and defeat our enemies.

 

The founders of CINCINNATI Change believe the most fundamental test of leadership today is the willingness to declare your position then stand up and fight for what we declare is right for people.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that America must lead the world through progressive internationalism -- the bold exercise of U.S. leadership to foster peace, prosperity, and democracy. Cincinnati Change will work with democratic allies and international institutions that makes us stronger, not weaker and grows jobs in Cincinnati.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom and in the faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, justice and peace in the world.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that America must lead the world and through its cooperative domination create solutions that serve the needs of Americans and those people who join in the freedoms enshrined in our constitution. The central mission of our time is to defend America's security with the ideals and aspirations enshrined in the creation of the United States of America and ideals embodied in this Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Operations.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and we will work for the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want that we proclaim as the highest aspiration of the common people.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law and through the creation of this organization to protect those who cannot do so themselves, such as ours.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between people and that through CINCINNATI CHANGE the founders will create the capacity to be a instrument in creating the initiatives that will make it happen.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that we who are citizens of the United States of America which has enshrined in it's constitution the right of the people to address grievances to our government - it is a government of the people and holds forth the belief that the holders of political office should be responsive to needs of the people.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE knows that the Tristate politically fragmentation and segregation is by race and class. Many poor Cincinnati residents have a high degree of desperation and hopelessness along with the belief that things can't change. Cincinnati Change was created to change this perception by action; we will walk the walk, not talk the talk – we are asking people, organizations and companies to join us in changing Cincinnati in our lifetime.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that if you are poor in the rural setting where everyone is working but poor, its different. It's tougher to be a urban dweller and poor, because rich people can be seen all around.

 

This is especially true in Over The Rhine where most poor people don't trust the rich when "they" say - the poor will have a stake in their neighborhoods revitalization. The poor have seen the result of this in the example of the West End. There, most poor people see the people like them who previously made up that community are not getting a chance to move back and wonder what makes any new program any different.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that we in Cincinnati must work together to make a change. In this regard, Cincinnati Change encourages increased economic stability in a given community through the creation of businesses where the owners have a understanding of the financial marketplace and these for profit community sponsored businesses are in part owned by a non profit enterprise that would invest in the people, families and communities of Cincinnati.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that through the implementation of its licensed business process and partnering with already established enterprises, governmental programs and community development partners that we will be able to create the capital and technical assistance needed to grow businesses in the City of Cincinnati that are committed to hiring Cincinnati residents and building their business here.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that it can implement a community development process through which an individual, or a family, and or a community service institution can be changed by a shift in their knowledge of the financial services marketplace and how communities can develop and successfully sustain themselves to change Cincinnati for the betterment of all its citizens and thereby the region.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that what Cincinnati has been missing compared to the rest of the world is a return on investment for the residents of the city of Cincinnati for the millions the city has spent on its downtown development.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that its unique licensed economic & community development program initiative will make a positive change in the lives of the residents of the City of Cincinnati, and thereby the Tri-state region.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE will demand that it be given a public voice and voted on by the residents of the neighborhoods that it effects and the public and private sector decision makers who control access in the city.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that once its economic development programs are in place, that the number of those who break the law as a survival tactic will be reduced. We are specifically putting place programs that help ex-criminals get a job and or start a businesses as well as prevent the culture that aids in the creation of a lawless society in Cincinnati through the creation of at least 20 centers of assistance.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE believes that one of crucial root causes of crime is poverty and that we can change the conditions from which crime takes root. It is a mission of Cincinnati Change to change the conditions in which children live so that they can grow up and become adults in a nurturing and supportive community environment.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE is committed to the vision of creating strong families, individuals and businesses who live in a multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial society successfully. We have licensed a business process that we believe can be applied to Cincinnati to grow citizens who are fully educated, employed, empowered and who have access to world-class quality health care services who will be able to live in safe neighborhoods in lead free quality housing.

 

Now, Therefore do the founding members of the General Assembly of CINCINNATI CHANGE proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS for CINCINNATI CHANGE as a common standard of achievement for the organization in its service to the citizens of the city of Cincinnati in the state of Ohio in the United States of America and by using every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures that are supported by implementation of the organizational development initiatives and proposals, contained herein, to secure universal and effective recognition, observance and implementation in the city of Cincinnati and among the peoples of territories under the jurisdiction of allies of the United States of America.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE would partner with a world class Cincinnati based real estate & technology development firm, Lloyd Daniels Development Group, Inc. and a architecture and design team lead by a Cincinnati African American Architecture and Engineering firm Hargrove Engineering group and the regions first African American Woman owned union electrical contractor Lloyds General & Electrical Contractors Inc..

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE will create economic development opportunities based on technology built into buildings has partnered with Lloyd Daniels Development Group, Inc. (LDG), a majority minority owned company, that is the holder of worldwide & domestic Empowerment Zone, Enterprise Community and Renewal Zone patent rights to a patented communications technology being used by Intel, Microsoft and others and other companies.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE real estate operations follow time-tested formulas and principals, but use modern technology and building practices. The elements of risk and chance are reduced significantly as a result of both the expertise and talent of the principals in the organization and as a result of joint ventures with established partners who have lengthy experience in the field.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE will establish partnerships who have intimate knowledge of the areas in which Cincinnati Change acquisition and development activities are concentrated, and their ready access to capital, thus better insuring the company’s ability to act in a timely manner, something that is highly crucial in the real estate industry and which may often as not prove an important factor in governing profitable real estate practices, will be backed up by LDG’s licensee.

 

CINCINNATI CHANGE will create a for profit development company to carry out it’s commercial activities. The name of this company is to be Queen City Development Group, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “QC Development”). It is to be a Ohio company that before January 15th 2005 would be a Securities and Exchange Commission reporting company.

 

Queen City Development Group, Inc. will create operational subsidiaries that would develop differing types of housing and buildings and business enterprises – with the initial focus on the Empowerment Zone of Cincinnati.

 

This new company will function principally in the areas of real estate development, building technology implementation, real estate financing and consulting to co-developers along with being a provider of state of the art electronic technology in greater Cincinnati to over 1,000 businesses that it would incubate.

 

Queen City Development Group, Inc. would be owned by Lloyd Daniels Development Group who would own 9% of this company, Cincinnati Change 51% and 40% would be sold for capital.

 

As an operating company, LDG itself takes the lead in conducting activities which reflect its basic mission and purpose, namely strategic planning; identification, evaluation, and acquisition of prime parcels of developable land; and construction of facilities and infrastructure elements on those lands that contain our patented and or licensed technology.

 

The company may from time to time buy land and hold it for future development, or it may develop such lands immediately with plans already prepared and in place. It may also buy and sell, or buy and trade, key parcels of raw land, and it may purchase properties, which are already developed and income producing.

 

Cincinnati Change is creating Queen City Development Group to be its community development corporation who believes that, just as you should have your plans completed before you start to build a house so, you should have your plans completed before you start to re-build a neighborhood in Cincinnati.

 

Over the next three months, September 11th through December 10th 2003, the company will develop a unified in-depth plan of action based on the over 400 already established plans for the city of Cincinnati. Cincinnati Change will base its actions on the funding available through LDG for its plan of action.

 

It is a fact that there is no more land than there was and there will be no more land than there is! There are many more people than there were and there is going to be many more people than there are! This is called “a growing demand and a limited supply.”

 

Seventy-five years ago the population of the world was increasing at the rate of one billion every fifty years. The population of the world today is increasing at the rate of one billion every ten years. Only four percent of the earth’s surface is habitable. Therefore, land is increasingly becoming a scarcity in our ever-growing society.

 

LDG will meet Cincinnati’s need through usage of it’s exclusive business process and established patent licenses which will cause over $1,000,000,000 to be invested in Cincinnati by December 2009. These monies will come from investment by banks and major corporations who will invest in a Securities & Exchange Commission registered mutual fund as well as direct equity investments over the next five years.

 

It is Cincinnati Changes intention through Queen City Development Group to develop in Cincinnati the infrastructure as a Master Community Planner, Developer and Facility Operator to create over 20,000 homes in Cincinnati and over 40M sq. ft. of mixed used school, office, commercial, light industrial and retail space.

 

Cincinnati Change plans to use every foot responsibly and will weigh and measure every act in terms of its impact. Obviously, if you buy land in the path of growth and simply hold onto it, it will increase in value. Three thousand years ago, Jeremiah, the Prophet, heard the voice of God saying, “Go buy land and through the purchase bring redemption to the community.” (Jeremiah 32: 6-15). That was not only true in Jeremiah’s day, it is true in every day. If you want trees and parks, go buy land, such as we plan to do.

 

Cincinnati Change create a enterprise who will develop land for the people of Cincinnati and hold it in trust for those who have not. The profits from the 12,000 market rate homes developed will support the 8,000 low moderate income homes we will develop. It will be called the Queen City Development Group.

 

Cincinnati Change, as a Cincinnati Community Trust, may, from time to time, buy land and hold it for future development, or it may develop such lands immediately with plans already prepared and in place. It may also buy and sell, or buy and trade, key parcels of raw land, and it may purchase properties, which are already developed and income producing.

 

Queen City Development Group functions as a holding company, as an operating company principally in the areas of real estate development and the lead developer of new businesses in Cincinnati that use technology. Cincinnati Change will require strategic partners to open up an office in the Cincinnati Empowerment Zone or developable sites who are building buildings under this plan.

 

Our buildings will include the latest twists: walk in closets or concealed niches to house printers, faxes and other devices. LDG’s research has shown the home becoming more the center for family entertainment. When combined with a causal lifestyle, LDG has developed a home entertainment center option flexible enough to meet the needs at all price points. LDG’s smartBUILD Home Entertainment offers a broad range of services and options for the most costs effective means available.

 

Among the services available are expanded cable with over 1,000 channels of video & audio, every major and many minor radio formats and includes local TV, FM & AM radio broadcasts. Built into the system is the ability to provide local public radio scanner monitoring as well as those allowed under international agreements.

 

Gamers will like the interactive multimedia capabilities of smartBUILD Entertainment with advanced real time 3D electronic gaming that will work with Microsoft and Sony gaming systems and Video On Demand built-in.

 

Built in will be state of the art HDTV technology from Intel, ATI, Samsung and other companies. Integrated security technology lockouts will keep children and others from games and programs they should not have access to. Built into the system is dynamic broadband 64 bit internet access that will be five times as fast as over 99% of the present home users for the same price.

 

The difference from our systems and service is that we are committed to creating in Cincinnati the Entertainment venues that will act as multimedia production states for the network that will be distributed with local partners like Cincinnati Bell.

 

Furthermore, under the Cincinnati Change plan of action Cincinnati will become the center of a global 4th generation computing, communications & eCommerce connectivity network that specialized in managing dynamic broadband networks content delivery that is projected to have over a million users by 2006.

 

A Cincinnati Change founders version of the patented Cloverleaf technology combines security, safety, lighting control, HAVC, environmental, phone, Voicemail, dynamic broadband internet access, direct digital broadcast satellite signals, HDTV television & cable, radio, scanner, CB, DVD, CD HAM, electronic kitchen menu, home health network connectivity and a high speed built in wireless building computer network.

 

Cincinnati Change will use LDG’s smartBUILD™ Small Office Home Office (SOHO) technology will enable many homeowners or renters to work full time and or part time. This along with other electronics based technology into a system we call smartBUILD™ that will be built into each house as part of its construction or remodeling.

 

We think this technology and our secure neighborhoods plan will let us sell homes in Cincinnati to those who would have considered relocating or moving to the suburbs. Queen City Development buildings will have an advantage in the marketplace because of our patented technology that means we are the only one able to build and sell homes of this type in greater Cincinnati. Our commercial space renters will get the latest in technology built into their buildings at market costs.

 

This technology will be installed in buildings like those built in Cincinnati as a national prototype and uses technology from companies that will under the Cincinnati Change plan of action have invested in the Cincinnati marketplace before the end of the 2005 fiscal year through a investment that will be deemed investment quality and sold to Cincinnati Change partners.

 

Source:  Mr. Hershel Daniels, Jr., Exec Dir and CEO of Cincinnati Change on 8/26/04 by e-mail

 

The Queen City Development Group subsidiary they have created is not the same as the one owned by Bugg Properties in North Carolina, even though Bugg Properties has already trade marked the name.

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Holy crap...this reads as a cult-like manifesto!  :D

 

It certainly an ambitious goal and it's definitely a positive to get another group into the development mix.  My only worry is if they put too many eggs in the technology basket--technology becomes outdated rather quickly.  Will these units still be worth it years down the road?

 

Where do they plan on building these 20,000 new homes?  I hope they are talking about restoring old housing stock, or redveloping the unsalvageable--that's our greatest need right now IMO.

 

Glad you joined, Funnelcake.

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Grasscat,

I had similar concerns. 

 

I think hard wiring the houses with Ethernet & wiring the neighborhood are definitely worthwhile.  But I do think the rest of the technology would be considered disposable from a housing lifespan point of view.

 

Glad to join.  I know where to get decent urban/development info.

 

P.S. Thanks for the tip on Northgate Mall.  I hate crowds & lines.

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Wasn't a joke.  I thought you were implying the mall was pretty much dead.  The thing I hate most about shopping are the parking, crowds & slow people who don't know what they want.  Get in, get out, get it done, get it over with is my philosophy.

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Hooray for sprawl!  From the 12/14/04 Cincinnati Post:

 

 

CVG's home county flies past 100,000

By Luke E. Saladin

Post staff reporter

 

In the next year, the home county of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport appears likely to join a select group of Kentucky counties -- those that have at least 100,000 people.

 

Read more here:

 

http://www.cincypost.com/2004/12/14/boone121404.html

 

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You knowI have driven through there around union last week. It's amazing how much has changed. These are the people though that going to be sitting in traffic 30 mins just to get to downtown. What should be a 15 min trip will be 45 mins. I-75/I-71 needs to be 5 lanes each way  or face terrible commutes just to get to downtown Cincinnati, needless to say Blue Ash or Union center.

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Interesting project and despite the vote the church and neighborhood will still work on a plan.  Hyde Park took the correct stand.

Church expansion receives 'no' vote from council

By Forrest Sellers Staff Reporter   

HYDE PARK - A smattering of applause greeted a recent decision by the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council.

Council opposed the expansion plan of the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church by a vote of 7 to 0. Three council members abstained from voting.

 

Specifically the motion opposed the demolition of two residential homes on Observatory and Paxton avenues for an additional parking area and the construction of a new multipurpose center at the church's Erie campus.

 

"We were pleased how council voted," said Erie Avenue resident Leah Yagodich, a church member who attended the meeting.

 

 

fsellers@communitypress.com

 

www.enquirer.com

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Renters most certainly add a lot to a neighborhood...there's a turnover, fresh blood, and a vibrancy that you just don't get with 20 year residents.  Rental rates are already astronomical in Hyde Park, and every unit removed just lowers supply...all rentals sucks - but a nice mix makes a nice neighborhood.

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From the 4/25/05 Cincinnati Post:

 

 

Church, neighbors at odds

By Barry M. Horstman

Post staff reporter

 

To many who live near it and worry about its ambitious expansion plan, for a church, the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has a lot to learn about the biblical admonition to love thy neighbor.

 

For their part, church leaders seem to feel that opponents of their planned $8 million-plus expansion are treading dangerously close to taking the lord's name in vain.

 

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050425/NEWS01/504250350

 

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What makes up the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan region?

The Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consists of Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Franklin, and Ohio counties in Indiana.

 

*The former Metro region was defined as follows: Cincinnati Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) consists of two Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs): Cincinnati PMSA (Hamilton, Warren, Clermont and Brown counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin, Grant and Pendleton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana) and Hamilton-Middletown PMSA (Butler County in Ohio). The US Census Bureau redefined the geographical statistical area in June, 2003.

 

What is Cincinnati's population?

2000 MSA population - 2,009,632

(the 15 county region)

Ranked 24th largest metro area

U.S. Census

 

Who are the major employers in Cincinnati?

The University of Cincinnati 15,400

Procter & Gamble Co. 13,000

The Kroger Co. 13,000

Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc. 8,360

Fifth Third Bank 7,800

The City of Cincinnati 7,223

Cincinnati Public Schools 7,335

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 7,029

Trihealth, Inc. 7,055

Mercy Health Partners 6,785

GE Aircraft Engines 6,500

Hamilton County 6,150

Federated Department Stores 5,000

Paramount Kings Island 4,700

Comair, Inc. 4,400

Delta Air Lines 4,300

Miami University 4,250

Cinergy Corp. 4,102

CBS Personnel Services 4,054

 

What FORTUNE 500 companies are headquartered in Cincinnati?

The Kroger Co. 19

Procter & Gamble 28

Federated Department Stores 134

Ashland 252

Fifth Third Bancorp 287

Cinergy Corp. 393 Not for long

AK Steel Holding 410

Western & Southern Financial 443

Omnicare 486

American Financial Corp. 486

 

What is the total labor force in Cincinnati?

Total Civilian Labor Force 1,098,180

Total Employed 1,043,487

Total Unemployed 4.97%

 

How does the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport rank?

CVG ranked #1 Gateway in the U.S. and #10 in the world by the International Air Transport Association survey. Also ranked one of the world's top major airports by Official Airline Guide. CVG offers nearly 620 daily non-stop flights to 120 cities around the globe. Same day out-and-back service to 87 cities. International non-stop service to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Toronto, Rome and Amsterdam.

 

What is the Cost of Living in Cincinnati?

U.S. Average - 100

Cincinnati, OH, KY, IN - 95.8

Source: ACCRA, 1st Quarter 2004

 

Median cost of an existing house?

U.S. - $170,000

Cincinnati - $138,900

Source: U.S. Board of Realtors, 2003

 

The 18 major investment projects, with their respective economic impact figures, are:

 

    * The Banks, $1.9 billion.

    * Paul Brown Stadium, $672 million.

    * Fort Washington Way, $609 million.

    * Convention Center expansion, $417 million.

    * Great American Ball Park, $406 million.

    * Riverfront West, $398 million.

    * Newport on the Levee, $279 million.

    * Aronoff Center for the Arts, $196 million.

    * Central Riverfront Park, $156 million.

    * National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, $101 million.

    * Port Bellevue, $87 million.

    * Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, $69 million.

    * Newport Aquarium, $45 million.

    * Taft Museum expansion, $39 million.

    * USBank Center renovation, $33 million.

    * Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park , $21 million.

    * Hofbrauhaus, $15 million.

    * Newport Riverbank Park, $11 million.

 

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God bless ya ;)


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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Here's a related story from the 5/21/05 Kentucky Post:

 

 

Boone County's past meets its present

By Stephenie Steitzer

Post staff reporter

 

Farming is in Gary Anderson's blood. But the Boone County farmer admits some of the headaches brought on by a growth explosion in the county have tested his nerves.

 

Read more here:

 

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050520/NEWS02/505200372/1011/RSS02

 

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From the 5/25/05 Eastern Hills Journal:

 

 

Battle continues between church, residents

By Forrest Sellers

Staff Reporter 

 

HYDE PARK - A battle between Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church and its opponents is now being waged in print. Larry Bates, church council chairman, and Bill Baker, building committee chairman, recently mailed a letter to residents stating the construction plan has been misrepresented. The letter also said meetings coordinated by the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council have been unproductive. Members of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council discussed the letter during a council meeting earlier this month.

 

"I am very angry about misrepresentations made in the letter," council member Janet Buening said. "The letter indicates the Hyde Park Council has done nothing when in fact it convened a meeting (in) February which was attended by several hundred residents."

 

fsellers@communitypress.com

248-7680

 

http://www.communitypress.com/ColumbiaTwpOH/News.asp?pageType=Story&StoryID=13797&Section=Main%20News&OnlineSection=Main%20News&SectionPubDate=5/25/2005%207:01:22%20AM&RefDate=5/25/2005%207:01:22%20AM

 

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I found this article in the 5/29/05 Enquirer:

 

 

Boone growth hits hurdles

Recent moves by county leaders snarl development

By Brenna R. Kelly

Enquirer staff writer

 

BURLINGTON - When Boone County commissioners rejected a planned subdivision near Richwood this week, it was the second time this year officials halted development because area roads weren't ready for it.

 

Read more here:

 

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050529/NEWS0103/505290427/1059/NEWS01

 

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THE NUMBERS

Single and multi-family homes coming to Boone:

 

Built as of Dec. 31

Walton-Verona          283

Richwood                1,772

Union                    3,284

West Florence            443

Pleasant Valley Road 2,750

Burlington              1,704

Hebron                  1,010

North Hebron          1,881

Other                      1,033

Total                    14,160

 

Total approved

Walton-Verona          650

Richwood              3,670

Union                    5,025

West Florence          527

Pleasant Valley Road 3,871

Burlington              3,323

Hebron                  1,333

North Hebron          4,424

Other                    1,521

Total                    24,344

That's alot of sprawl. That could be about 160 condo towers.

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So does the sprawl.

 

These suburbanites piss me off.  They move right next to a farm for the rural character then complain about the smell of horse shit.  I got news for you dumbass!  Horses shit!  Someone ought to shove their heads into it whilst yelling "Here's your rural character- now go back to Starbucks!"

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