Monday, April 23, 2012

City to appropriate property for North Bend Rd improvements

The City of Cincinnati will appropriate a small amount of property for the construction of improvements to North Bend Road in College Hill, a project that's expected to begin within the next couple of months.

An emergency ordinance passed by City Council last Wednesday allows the City to acquire 32 temporary easements – slightly less than half of an acre – and to purchase 0.002 acres of property between Betts and Hamilton avenues for a full reconstruction and widening that will include pavement replacement, new curbs, new sidewalks, street trees and tree lawn, and a signal upgrade at Savannah Avenue.

Council passed a resolution declaring its intent to appropriate the property on January 25, 2012.

Councilmembers Chris Seelbach, P.G. Sittenfeld, and Christopher Smitherman voted against Wednesday's ordinance. Councilmember Laure Quinlivan was not in attendance.