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Cincinnati Leaders Approve City’s Third Form-Based Code in Walnut Hills
"Four [Cincinnati] neighborhoods were included in the initial implementation schedule: Madisonville, College Hill, Westwood and Walnut Hills. Both Madisonville and College Hill have fully adopted the code with Walnut Hills being the latest. Westwood appears to be the next neighborhood poised to adopt the code after winning unanimous support from the city’s Planning Commission in December 2013."
form.based.code  zoning  planning  urban.planning  urbanism  urban.development  urban.redevelopment  cincinnati  cities  built.environment 
january 2014 by taestell
Blending old and new: 3CDC faces challenges with new construction in historic Over-the-Rhine
"The design calls for building a 300-space parking garage in the middle of the site that would be hidden by historic buildings and new construction facing the streets. The final project would have 57 new housing units and 15,000 square feet of commercial space."
3cdc  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urban.development  historic.preservation  urban.planning 
january 2014 by taestell
Optimizing the Street Grid
The size of a city block has a big impact on the amount of usable land and how much is within walking distance.
urbanism  cities  urban.planning  streets 
december 2013 by taestell
Big-box retailing splits Oakley, city
In 2002, the Enquirer called John Cranley "an enthusiastic supporter" of this plan to build big box stores and strip malls in a prime urban location. Cranley also stated "beggars can't be choosers" regarding the quality of the design.
john.cranley  cincinnati  urban.development  urbanism  urban.planning 
october 2013 by taestell
What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?
"Taking highway standards and applying them to urban and suburban streets, and even county roads, costs us thousands of lives every year. There is no earthly reason why an engineer would ever design a fourteen foot lane for a city block, yet we do it continuously."
chuck.marohn  strong.towns  urbanism  cities  urban.planning  highways  transportation 
october 2013 by taestell
Main Street Gets the Business
John Cranley's vision for redevelopment in Over-the-Rhine was massive chains like Hard Rock Café and ESPN Zone.
over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urbanism  urban.planning  urban.development  ohio  from instapaper
august 2013 by taestell
New owner of Terrace Plaza plans to reopen hotel
The hotel's new owner "was attracted by the 'phenomenal job Cincinnati has done turning the city around.'"
cincinnati  urban.development  urban.planning  cities  ohio  urbanism  hotels  from instapaper
august 2013 by taestell
John Schneider on Cincinnati's riverfront rebuild
"Since 1788, the problem with Cincinnati’s Central Riverfront has been that it floods fairly regularly. Cincinnati never had the means to build a flood-proof riverfront until the massive infrastructure budget that accompanied the two sports facilities was on the table."
cincinnati  john.schneider  infrastructure  the.banks  smale.riverfront.park  riverfront  urban.planning  urban.development 
august 2013 by taestell
The Fight Against Small Apartments
Great article on NIMBY opposition to small apartments and "those people" moving in next door.
Seattle  urban.living  urban.planning  apartments  apodments  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Planners propose easing city parking requirements
Parking requirements would be reduced in the Central Business District and eliminated in Over-the-Rhine.
cincinnati  over-the-rhine  automobiles  parking  urban.planning  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Fake shops used to make towns neater for G8
"At a former butcher's shop, stickers applied to the windows show a packed meat counter and give the impression that business is booming."
cities  urbanism  Ireland  urban.development  urban.planning  abandoned  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Jason Segedy of Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium wants upcoming report to highlight land-use and transportation linkage
"Virtually every person in charge of planning our transportation system and developing our land owns a car. They don’t live the reality of long tortuous 3 hour bus commutes, walking through broken glass on crumbling highway shoulders (there are no sidewalks) or getting bottles thrown out of car windows at them by angry motorists [while riding a bike]."
transportation  highways  infrastructure  urban.planning 
june 2013 by taestell
Q&A With Jason Roberts, the Brains Behind “Better Blocks”
"People will ask us, where do you typically go when you go to a city. And these days, what we’ll do is we’ll pull up the old streetcar maps. Because most U.S. cities had streetcars. If you go to those old streetcar neighborhoods, there’s oftentimes a cluster of commercial buildings nestled into the neighborhoods. Those are ready-made to be the neighborhood destinations. Those are where your grandparents shopped. You’d go to the butcher or the baker, get their groceries. They’re really built for walkability because of their proximity as well to the neighborhood."
transit  transportation  cities  urbanism  urban.planning  retail  streetcars  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Stroad to Boulevard: Cincinnati, Ohio
Stroad to Boulevard reviews The UrbanCincy Podcast's interview with Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls.
cincinnati  urban.planning  Roxanne.Qualls  transportation  roads 
december 2012 by taestell
Why Young Adults Don't Want Your House
"They are waiting until they are older to get married. Waiting longer than ever to start a family. They are saying no to expensive cars and yes to jobs with more flexibilty."
baby.boomers  housing  urban.planning  generation.gap 
november 2012 by taestell
Americans Want More City Planning
Americans of all political persuasions agree: an "ideal community" has locally-owned small businesses, walkability, and transit access.
urbanism  cities  shopping  transportation  transit  urban.planning 
june 2012 by taestell
Housing is more than supply and demand
"Homeowners often engage in NIMBYism because they are conservative, risk-averse, and are cautious out of fear that the project might fail… Renters often engage in the same behavior, not because of fear it will fail, but because they're afraid the same project might actually succeed."
housing  gentrification  urbanism  cities  development  urban.planning 
september 2011 by taestell

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