Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mount Healthy hears details of 40-unit project for people with disabilities

Residents of Mount Healthy heard the first details of a proposal for a 40-unit community for persons with disabilities on Monday evening at the Reserve on South Martin.

Medina Creative Housing, in cooperation with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), is proposing to build ten ranch-style units on the former Matthew Duvall Elementary School property at 1411 Compton Road, and HealthCare Connection has expressed interest in opening a community health center.

For the project to be built, the property would have to be rezoned from one- and two-family zoning to multi-family and retail use.

The Mount Healthy City Council has accepted a recommendation from the planning commission to rezone the property and plans a public hearing to discuss the zoning change at its February 19 meeting, during which preliminary renderings and site plans should be made available.

Duvall School opened in 1956, but was closed in 2010 and demolished in 2011 following the construction of North Elementary School on Struble Road and South Elementary School on Werner Avenue.

Previous reading on BC:
Hamilton County housing survey finds multiple challenges, suggests rehabilitation (12/20/12)
City West money to aid $25M YMCA redevelopment (10/8/12)
Survey to gauge Hamilton County's emerging housing needs (6/18/12)
Mount Lookout residents not 'forced out' by Section 8, could stay (3/19/09)
'Heart' of English Woods razed (12/1/08)