STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

Master Plan Update: Steering Committee is forming with representation from residents, businesses and community assets/partners (such as Xavier University, the Police Department, etc.) If you would like to be involved in the Master Plan Update Committee, please contact me at .

Ian Smith, Chair, Master Plan Update Committee

3864 Reading – Rubel Property: Landbank agrees to begin to stabilize the property, and consult with NANA on the sale and redevelopment of the property if NANA/NABA/CNBDU (Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District United) agrees to repurpose $30,000 grant funding to help stabilize it. We will be voting at the next NANA meeting.  The Rubel (3864 Reading) was designed by renowned architect Samuel Hannaford. This property is located in our Business District and eligible for grant funding for a business location.  ATTN: Contact us if you are interested at nanacincinnati@gmail. Remediating this blighted historic property is a significant step in revitalizing our business district and improving the gateway to our neighborhood.  We thank Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) for providing a stabilization work plan and bids

2-acre City-owned Vacant Lot redevelopment at Reading and Paddock:  The City informed us that they are postponing drafting/and releasing an RFP (Request for Proposals) for developers until 9/2017. We will be consulting with Council Member Smitherman who sponsored the $750,000 gap funding for development of the site, and would like to see quicker progress.

North Avondale Gateway sign at the Dana Triangle –  City informed us that the sign is no longer on hold, and they wish to proceed with consulting with NANA. They will make a presentation at the next NANA General meeting. 

Traffic Study and Street Calming: Ken Brawner and Yvonne Fender are the point people for the Vine Street traffic study work with the City’s Department of Transportation & Engineering (DOTE)

Spring 3-season banners along Reading Road and Clinton Springs were spruced up and re-installed funded by NABA, through City of Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District Support Funds.  Many thanks to Jennifer Cronk who helped manage the project. and John and Amy from Ernst Sign for making new banners and installing them.

Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program (NBDIP) Final written applications due 4/21/17.  Many thanks to Mary Patton who has volunteered to lead the grant submission process. As this is a rewarding, but time intensive process, please consider volunteering to help with NA’s submission(s). We welcome your ideas!

All of the above projects will benefit from participation from NANA members to maximize community success.  Please volunteer by contacting  us at nanacincinnati@gmail.com

Tiffani N. Tribble and Maura Wolf, Co-Chairs Strategic Development Committee

 

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