Tuesday, January 5, 2010

GO Cincinnati adopted as official development strategy

Last month, Cincinnati City Council adopted the GO Cincinnati (Growth and Opportunities) report and action plan as the official economic growth strategy of the City of Cincinnati.

The motion to adopt was presented by Councilmember Chris Bortz, co-chair of a steering committee that spent more than a year developing the plan for targeted, place-based development, workforce development, and transportation investments in the City.

In addition to Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and the Uptown neighborhoods, the report identified the Madison Road corridor, the Seymour/Reading corridor, and the Queensgate/South Mill Creek corridor – specifically, large vacant tracts and brownfields – as ripe for new growth.

Originally released in January 2008, the City's Department of Community Development last month fine tuned the GO Cincinnati report, setting 28 short-, medium-, and long-term goals as a way to implement the plan's policy directives, to leverage public and private funds, and to measure the strategy's success.

Chris Monzel was the only councilmember to vote against the motion.

Previous reading on BC:
DCD develops action plan for GO Cincinnati report (12/3/09)