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
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 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
UC’s Campus Recreation Center named best in America. Most everyone knows by now that the University of Cincinnati has transformed its previously drab uptown campus into one of the world’s most beautiful college environments with stunning architecture and public spaces. One of those stunning pieces of architecture is the university’s Campus Recreation Center (CRC), which [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: UC’s Campus Recreation Center named best in America
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
Will $25M cash payout from Big East fast-track Nippert Stadium renovation?. The University of Cincinnati has been trying mightily to get out of the collapsing Big East Conference, but its lack of options to-date might result in a big-time payout for its athletic program. With as much as $25 million in cash heading to Clifton, [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Will $25M cash payout from Big East fast-track Nippert Stadium renovation?
The $400 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati opens today in Pendleton. While many will cheer its touted economic impact prospects, others are questioning whether or not the form and design of the complex will work with its environs. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: GUEST EDITORIAL: Horseshoe Casino Fails to Deliver on Urban Design
Randy traveled to Kansas City for the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference last month and has the photos to prove it. Check out the images from his wanderings around KC’s urban core. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: Kansas City’s Surprisingly Gritty Urban Core
Regional transit planners are looking to take advantage of growing ridership around Cincinnati’s uptown neighborhoods and second largest employment center by developing what will become the bus system’s secondary nexus. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Metro to Break Ground on $6.9M Uptown Transit District this April
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
Has the United States given up on building subway systems?. Everyone knows that America’s roadways and bridges are crumbling, but the United States has also seemingly given up on its subway systems. Atlanta’s subway system was the last subway system started in the U.S., and its construction commenced in 1979. Since that time no other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Has the United States given up on building subway systems?
Michael Moore, Director of Cincinnati’s Department of Transportation & Engineering, joins Travis, Randy, Jake and John to discuss the department’s policy priorities and the many road, bike, and transit projects taking place across the city. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PODCAST: Michael Moore from Cincinnati’s Dept. of Transportation
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
A record number of people responded to OKI’s ‘How Do We Grow From Here’ survey, and the results show a clear preference for compact, walkable neighborhoods. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: OKI Survey Results Show Preference for Compact, Walkable Communities
San Francisco looking to create $1.6M mixed-use environment around AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants are not only looking to remain on top of baseball following their World Series Championship, they are also looking to improve the environs surrounding one of the league’s most unique ballparks. Just as was the case in Cincinnati with the [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: San Francisco looking to create $1.6B mixed-use environment around AT&T Park
The sky-high cost of China’s sprawling cities. The growth of China’s urbanized population is truly staggering. But what might be more unique than that is that Chinese cities have been able to learn from the successes and mistakes made in already developed cities in Europe and North America. The problem, however, is that is appears [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The sky-high cost of China’s sprawling cities
The President/CEO of Downtown Cincinnati Inc. joins us in the podcast studio this week. David Ginsburg talks with Travis, Randy and John about his organization, the status of downtown, and what the future holds for the region’s economic and population center. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Episode #15: Downtown Cincinnati Inc.
A development team has proposed a six-story, 210-unit residential development in Clifton Heights that would require the demolition of the Clifton Natural Foods building, Christy’s & Lendhardt’s, and several homes along Lyon Street. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Proposed Clifton Heights Development Would Demolish Historic Christy’s & Lenhardt’s