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Price Hill proposed as next for Port Authority rehab program

Mayor John Cranley has recommended including funding in the City of Cincinnati’s 2018-19 budget for the Port Authority to expand its targeted revitalization initiative to the Price Hill neighborhood. On May 25, Mayor Cranley said he was proposing to take the Port Authority’s successful REACH program to Price Hill with a grant of $2,280,610 -“that […]

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Roselawn site prepared for LEED senior housing

The Port Authority in May successfully completed the sale of 3.1 acres in Roselawn to the developer that will build Roselawn Senior Apartments, an independent senior housing project with first-floor community space. The Port Authority had acquired the property in 2014 through donation, taking it to eliminate the vacant, blighted commercial structure that previously existed […]

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Neighborhood Update: Central Business District

Since 2003, the Port Authority has partnered with area organizations, businesses, residents, and foundations to make quite an impact throughout the Central Business District. Over the past 15 years, the Port Authority has been involved in transformative projects throughout Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. These projects have reshaped our skyline, revived historic structures for a new century, […]

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Evanston Properties Define Opportunity Corner

Evanston Properties Define Opportunity Corner 3341 Montgomery is a 6,000 square foot mixed-use building stabilized and acquired by the Hamilton County Landbank for redevelopment. The property is located just north of Evanston’s southern business district and east of the Landbank’s REACH Evanston target area. Redevelopment plans are under way and could include local neighborhood-serving businesses […]

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Evanston: Then and Now

FOUR YEARS AGO, as Evanston neighborhood leadership prepared for the demolition of St. Leger apartments and redevelopment of the site, long-time Cincinnati Police Officer Perry Locke articulated his concerns and hopes for the future of the Evanston neighborhood. St. Leger was long considered a problem property that symbolized crime, violence and hopelessness in the neighborhood. […]

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Battling Blight with Big Data

In the work to revitalize neighborhoods, having access to up-to-date property data is essential to creating best possible policy, planning and land-use decisions. Without it, cities and neighborhoods cannot be certain about where to focus investment for greatest impact.  To address this issue, JP Morgan Chase, Loveland Technologies and Western Reserve Land Conservancy teamed up […]

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REACH Spotlight: 1616 Ruth Avenue

REACH Evanston Spotlight – 1616 Ruth Avenue When the Hamilton County Landbank acquired 1616 Ruth in May of 2016, the unique brick home with a distinctive turret had seen severe deterioration. After being vacant a number of years, the circa 1903 home’s detailed woodwork and corbeled brick had become overshadowed by boarded up and broken windows. […]

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Purchase a Renovated House

REACH stands for Rehab Across Cincinnati and Hamilton County – and since 2015, the Port Authority has managed the complete transformation of over 20 vacant historic homes and sold them. REACH has made such an amazing impact in Evanston that we have expanded the program to Walnut Hills – with plans to expand to new […]

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Neighborhood Summit 2017

On March 11, 2017, the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority spent the day at Xavier University’s Cintas Center for the annual Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit. This year’s theme was “Building Equitable Futures,” with panels, workshops, and presentations focused on how individuals and organizations throughout the 52 neighborhoods of Cincinnati can ensure equitable opportunities for all […]

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Hamilton County Landbank – Camp Washington Lot Finds New Life

The Hamilton County Landbank this month sold two properties to a restaurateur with a creative vision for a new neighborhood gathering place in the Camp Washington neighborhood. Tony Ferrari, a San Francisco chef and owner, said that when considering Cincinnati for a funky coffee shop with outdoor garden, only Camp Washington and the West End […]