Monday, September 24, 2012

Three development control districts extended nine months

At a special meeting held last Tuesday, Cincinnati City Council approved extending the interim development control overlay districts (IDCs) in Pleasant Ridge and Madisonville and along the Wasson Way corridor for an additional nine months.

The three IDCs, which were approved for a 90-day period last June, allow additional time for planning activities by regulating the establishment of uses, the construction of new buildings, or the demolition or alteration of existing structures within the defined area.

Both Pleasant Ridge and Madisonville are studying the implementation of form-based codes within their neighborhood business districts. The Wasson Way corridor, an unused Norfolk Southern rail line connecting Mariemont and Norwood, is being studied for future use as a commuter rail line or a hike-bike trail.

Any changes within the IDC are subject to review by Department of City Planning and Buildings staff and the City Planning Commission before permits can be issued.

All three IDCs expire on June 18, 2013.

Previous reading on BC:
Extensions of Pleasant Ridge, Madisonville, Wasson overlays get preliminary approval (8/20/12)
Three overlays to control development for 90 days (6/25/12)
Casino area development controls extended 9 months (4/23/12)
Catalytic 'Madison Square' gets $200K in TIF funding (4/23/12)