STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

North Avondale Master Plan Update work to begin this autumn; come be a part of planning and directing our future.  We’ll be working with City Of Cincinnati Planning department – funded with $30,000, 2015-2016 Community Priority Request (CPR).

Traffic Study and Street Calming Subcommittee forming to work with City’s DOTE – funded with $10,000 2015-2016 CPR.

DAAP Cap Stone Project – Many Thanks to Greg Littell and other students of UC’s College of design, Art, and Architecture and Planning for choosing North Avondale for their project. Several residents enjoyed viewing their creative placemaking designs with Frank Russell at Niehoff Urban Design Studio.

Surveillance Cameras with 24/7 monitoring by CPD installed along Reading Road  – funded  with $30,000 2014 NBDIP Grant. Many thanks to Barry Whitton and Michelle Baxter for placement.

Gateway Sign at Dana – Design work underway – funded with $30,000 2015 NBDIP Grant.

Banners along Reading Road and Clinton Springs  spruced up and re-installed (for branding and creative place making, compliment elements ArtWorks Mural) – funded by  NANA and NABA, City of Cincinnati Neighborhood Support Funds.  Many thanks to Vanessa Sorensen and Amy Harten for design work .

Derelict property at 3864 Reading condemned and ordered vacated; Assistant City Solicitor has legal case pending to declare it a Public Nuisance and appoint Receiver (possibly NANA).

Façade Improvement Grant re-application underway during 2016-2017 NBDIP grant cycle. Many thanks to Julie Zimmerman for assistance with written grant and J Miles Wolf for photography. As part of scoring, other neighborhood representatives will visit our neighborhood business district by bus tour on May 14th –   Come out and greet the bus with signs and smiles!  J Miles Wolf will be the contact at for the timing, usually late morning.

All of the above projects require participation from NANA members to maximize community benefits. Please consider volunteering by contacting me at maurawolf100@gmail.com. You can make the difference!

Maura Wolf, Strategic Development Chair

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