The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?. The Southeast continues to attract a large number of jobs from states in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast. But it turns out that these jobs tend to be lower paying and lower-skilled jobs than those that are remaining and growing in those other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?
A month seemingly cannot go by in Cincinnati without the city’s streetcar project making front page news. Where exactly does the project stand, and how did we get here? . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Special Streetcar Meeting Called by Roxanne Qualls in Light of Funding Issues
Renters in Ohio need only $13.79/hour to live ‘comfortably’. A new report shows that many Americans do not make enough money to be able to afford fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment. Ohio’s current minimum wage was raised to $7.85 an hour in January and includes an annual cost-of-living escalator. Fortunately in Ohio the [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Renters in Ohio need only $13.79/hour to live ‘comfortably’
The $80M U Square at The Loop development in Clifton Heights is nearing completion and will begin welcoming new residents this August. Check out our exclusive behind the scenes tour of uptown’s latest development. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: $80M Mixed-Use Development Nears Completion in Clifton Heights
The City of Cincinnati has been making efforts to structurally balance its budget for years, but constant referendums have stopped the efforts made by Mayor Mallory’s administration every step of the way. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: EDITORIAL: Long Trail of Referendums Limit City’s Budget Options
Parking Requirement Removal Makes Housing More Affordable Hot on the heels of Cincinnati’s move to begin eliminating parking requirements in the urban core, UCLA has released a study that highlights how excess parking from parking requirements contribute to the increase in rent or mortgage payment for developments that may not need as much parking as [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Parking Requirement Removal Makes Housing More Affordable
The City of Cincinnati will phase in a new system of trash collection, over the next few months, that city officials believe will ultimately save taxpayer money, increase worker safety and improve its trash collection efficiency. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Expects New Semi-Automated Trash Collection System to Save Money, Prevent Injuries
The City of Cincinnati will hold a public conference this evening about proposed amendment to the zoning code that would deregulate parking requirements throughout the center city. The news comes one year after Vice Mayor Qualls passed a motion for such action. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Proposes Eliminating Parking Requirements in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine
Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls (C) put forth a motion last week that calls on the mayor’s administration to establish new financing mechanisms for expanding the city’s solar energy capabilities. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Roxanne Qualls Directs Administration to Develop Solar Financing Mechanisms
Portland celebrated the opening of its $148.3M East Side Loop streetcar extension six months ago. City leaders hope to continue the success story that has been told in the South Waterfront, Pearl District and Northwest District, but is it possible? . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Portland Aims to Replicate Streetcar Success on East Side of Willamette River
As of yesterday, demolition crews began tearing down the 129-year-old Glencoe-Auburn Place Row Houses in Mt. Auburn, and Jake Mecklenborg was there to capture the work taking place with his camera. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: Historic Glencoe-Auburn Place Row Houses are Being Demolished
Corryville has been a community in transition for more than a decade. With millions of dollars of private investment now flowing to the uptown neighborhood, where does it stand with regards to its overall vision? . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Private Investment Continues to Flow Uptown to Corryville and Short Vine
Cincinnatians will celebrate the opening of a major expansion of Smale Riverfront Park this May. But it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for the $120M project thus far, as it has seen state and federal funding all but dry up during its construction. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Work on Smale Riverfront Park Progresses Despite Lack of State, Federal Funds
Could Cincinnati host the 2014 Big East Basketball Tournament?. The 2014 Big East Basketball Tournament will be its last before the ‘Catholic 7’ take over and make the conference their own. This year’s tournament, which starts tonight at Madison Square Garden, will be its last in Midtown Manhattan. After that, league sources say that they [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Could Cincinnati host the 2014 Big East Basketball Tournament?
Rhinegeist Brewing to open in OTR’s Brewery District. Another brewing operation will join Christian Moerlein in Over-the-Rhine’s historic Brewery District. The new brewery, called Rhinegeist Brewing, will renovate and operate out of the second floor of the former Christian Moerlein bottling plant on Elm Street. More from the Cincinnati Enquirer: A building that could never [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Rhinegeist Brewing to open in OTR’s Brewery District
MOTR ownership team to renovate Woodward Theater into 600-person music venue. MOTR Pub has become an Over-the-Rhine destination with seven days a week of live music. The success at the small music venue has encouraged the owners to embark on a new venture, and they will acquire the vacant Woodward Theater building across the street [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: MOTR ownership team to renovate Woodward Theater into 600-person music venue
Cincinnatians have slightly shorter commute times than the national average. But, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s newly released study, the region’s suburban residents still sometimes commute as much as two hours a day. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: STUDY: Suburban Residents Have Longest Commutes in Cincinnati Region
The City of Cincinnati released the details of a proposed overhaul of the city’s parking assets, which would net an upfront $92M payment with installments of approximately $3M annually. The deal would lease thousands of on-street parking spaces, five city-owned garages and several city-owned parking lots. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Aims to Use P3 to Upgrade Parking Assets, Leverage Economic Development
People love parks, so why do politicians balk at funding them?. Cincinnatians are fortunate to have one of the nation’s best park systems. But as we are finding out more and more in the era of tightening budgets, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find funding for public pools, dog parks, maintenance and other general [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: People love parks, so why do politicians balk at funding them?
City Manager Dohoney’s proposed parking lease would include millions of dollars of funds for economic development efforts. One of those projects would tear down the crumbling Pogue’s Garage and build a 30-story residential high-rise with a 15,000-square-foot grocery at street-level. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Pogue’s Garage to Make Way for 30-Story Residential Tower, Grocery Store