Monday, April 4, 2011

Incline District closer to formal recognition

The Incline District, which encompasses parts of the Cincinnati neighborhoods of East Price Hill, Lower Price Hill, and Sedamsville, should soon be recognized as a sub-neighborhood on all City maps and planning documents.

The City Planning Commission recommended the measure at its Friday meeting. City Council still must approve of the change.

Community leaders, developers, and residents sought the change to better promote and market a more focused area, a one mile by three-quarter mile area of 2,500 residents roughly bounded by Elberon, Warsaw, and State avenues.

Current and completed projects in the area include the Elberon Senior Apartments, Incline Village, the Incline Business District Master Plan focused along Price Avenue, a new Kroger store and streetscape, and multiple homeownership rehabs by Price Hill Will.

In 2008, Cincinnati City Council adopted a motion directing the change.

If approved, the Incline District would be the first sub-neighborhood sought and approved for any of the City's 52 neighborhoods.

A gateway sign is planned for the corner of Elberon and Mt. Hope avenues, to be funded by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Price Hill Will, City NSP funds, and private contributions.

Previous reading on BC:
Model Group wins LEED tax exemptions for Elberon, Woodburn Pointe (3/21/11)
Work on Elberon project officially begins (2/24/11)
Incline District project wins $750K grant (7/7/10)
Price Hill, City celebrate first NSP rehab and sale (4/21/10)
Cincinnati moves to recognize Incline District (3/26/08)