UrbanCincy: Metro Has Begun Installing New 24-Hour Ticketing Kiosks Throughout City

After upgrading their bus fleet’s fare payment system in 2011, Metro has finally begun installing new ticketing kiosks around the city. The first of which is located at Government Square. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Metro Has Begun Installing New 24-Hour Ticketing Kiosks Throughout City

5chw4r7z: Five Point Alley: Community Visioning Open House

The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, Walnut Hills and the University of Cincinnati’s MetroLAB invited the community to come together and brainstorm leveraging the success of last years Five Point Alley popup. The goal is to expand the Sunday event over an entire weekend. But what should the other two days be used for? Hope is that in this afternoon session residents and stakeholders would help map the future of Five Point Alley.There is momentum in the area leading into this summer. Fire Side Pizza will be moving into the old firehouse on E. McMillan and a heard rumors of a (Read more...)

5chw4r7z: Cincinnati Street Food Festival

After the pleasant surprise last year at the turnout for the inaugural Street Food Festival in Walnut Hills I thought I had a good idea what to expect this year. But this year, this year I was even more surprised, it was a scene. Two blocks of food tru… . . . → Read More: 5chw4r7z: Cincinnati Street Food Festival

UrbanCincy: Smart Growth May Offer Cincinnati a Way Out of Its Structurally Imbalanced Budget

Cincinnati’s City Council approved a new budget last week that will once again avoid major layoffs or revenue enhancements, and instead offer one-time solutions to what has been a structurally imbalanced budget for years. A new report suggests that smart growth policies may offer financial hope. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Smart Growth May Offer Cincinnati a Way Out of Its Structurally Imbalanced Budget

UrbanCincy: Episode #17: Kevin Wright of Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation

Kevin Wright of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation joins us to discuss the past, present, and future of Walnut Hills. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Episode #17: Kevin Wright of Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation

5chw4r7z: Walk on Woodburn

One of the colder nights of the season but we wanted to check Kitchen 452 on Woodburn in the old Skinny Pig location. A limited menu for the evening which sometimes is a good thing as it keeps me from endlessly debating over 3 or 4 things that look goo… . . . → Read More: 5chw4r7z: Walk on Woodburn

UrbanCincy: Episode #13: 2012 in Review

Travis, Randy, Jake, and John are joined by Chris Cousins of UrbanOhio to reflect on Cincinnati’s major accomplishments in 2012 and look forward to 2013. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Episode #13: 2012 in Review

UrbanCincy: Ohio awards nearly $9M in historic tax credits to seven Cincinnati-area projects

Seven Cincinnati-area developments have been awarded nearly $9 million in tax credits from the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) through the state’s historic preservation program. Once completed, the projects will create more than 130 housing units and tens of thousands of square feet of commercial space. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ohio awards nearly $9M in historic tax credits to seven Cincinnati-area projects

UrbanCincy: Cincinnati spreads neighborhood investment in 2013 budget

Cincinnati’s new budget directs funding towards the city’s 52 neighborhoods and invests in 13 specific walkable neighborhood districts through two economic development programs. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati spreads neighborhood investment in 2013 budget

UrbanCincy: Qualls announcement heats up Cincinnati’s 2013 mayoral race

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls (C) officially announced her 2013 mayoral campaign in Walnut Hills today before more than 100 people. The announcement comes a week after Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld (D) announced that he would not run for mayor next year. At this point, the election will pit Qualls against former Cincinnati City Councilman John Cranley [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Qualls announcement heats up Cincinnati’s 2013 mayoral race

UrbanCincy: Episode #12: Cincinnati’s Form-Based Code

Cincinnati’s Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls joins the UrbanCincy team to discuss the city’s adoption of a form-based code. We also discuss the city’s new comprehensive plan, and how projects like the two-waying of Taft and McMillan Streets in Walnut Hills can add to the livability of Cincinnati’s urban neighborhoods. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Episode #12: Cincinnati’s Form-Based Code

UrbanCincy: Stories Around the Urban Campfire returns to East Walnut Hills this Thursday

The UrbanCincy team invites you to join us in East Walnut Hills for the second Stories Around the Urban Campfire event. Food and drink will be provided by Suzie Wongs and Cafe Desales, and the event is totally free. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Stories Around the Urban Campfire returns to East Walnut Hills this Thursday

UrbanCincy: Urban storytelling event to take place in Walnut Hills this November

On Thursday, November 8, UrbanCincy is partnering with the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation (WHRF) and Teilen to bring Cincinnatians a unique storytelling event to take advantage of the crisp fall nights. “The idea behind the event is to bring back the experience of gathering with friends and family members around a campfire,” explained Randy Simes, [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Urban storytelling event to take place in Walnut Hills this November

UrbanCincy: Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati requesting 80-foot sign

Operators of the new Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati would like their establishment to be visible by those passing by on I-71. In order to accomplish this, they are asking city officials for a variance to allow for a seven story, freestanding sign. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati requesting 80-foot sign

UrbanCincy: New time-lapse video captures movement of people and machines in Cincinnati

A new time-lapse video of Cincinnati, produced by University of Cincinnati student Andrew Stahlke, profiles how people and machines move in, out and around the city to create a network of activity. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: New time-lapse video captures movement of people and machines in Cincinnati

UrbanCincy: Episode #9: Retail Planning

Kathleen Norris of the Brandt Retail Group joins us to discuss retail in Cincinnati’s urban neighborhoods. We discuss the Gateway Quarter of Over-the-Rhine; grocery options in urban neighborhoods; Tower Place Mall; Restaurant Row; Short Vine and the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Cincinnati; and a retail plan for the Cincinnati Streetcar route. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Episode #9: Retail Planning

UrbanCincy: Port Authority to focus new land banking powers on demolition

Port Authority to focus new land banking powers on demolition. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority is moving forward with its new land bank program. Instead of focusing on existing undeveloped land, however, the Port Authority has decided to partner with Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine (R) to launch a $11.1 million demolition and [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Port Authority to focus new land banking powers on demolition

UrbanCincy: City leaders partner with Walnut Hills to advance two-way street conversions

City leaders are working with the Walnut Hills community to advance the conversion of McMillan Avenue and William H. Taft Drive back to two-way streets. The conversion is seen as a potential boon for local businesses who have grown used to traffic speeding past. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: City leaders partner with Walnut Hills to advance two-way street conversions

UrbanCincy: Walnut Hills tries new approach to keep its neighborhood grocery store afloat

While much progress has been made in urban neighborhoods throughout the city, many of those same neighborhoods are struggling to keep their community grocery stores open. In a proactive measure, the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is trying out a new strategy called Buy 25 Tuesdays. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Walnut Hills tries new approach to keep its neighborhood grocery store afloat

UrbanCincy: CPA honors Cincinnati’s best preservation projects in 2011

Cincinnati Preservation Association honored the city’s best preservation projects at their annual ceremony this past Sunday. Awards were given to single-family homes, large-scale redevelopments and projects that preserved significant civic spaces. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: CPA honors Cincinnati’s best preservation projects in 2011

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