Thursday, February 14, 2013

Planning Commission Friday: Music Hall, Olive Garden, streetcar

Ten items appear on the agenda of the Cincinnati City Planning Commission's next meeting, to be held tomorrow morning at 9 A.M. on the seventh floor of Centennial Two, located Downtown at 805 Central Avenue.

The agenda includes reports and recommendations on:

  • A 2.5-acre dedication plat for the construction of a new street that will provide access to the former Conrail transfer station site in Sedamsville for redevelopment. Commercial and industrial development is planned for the western 45-acre site, and Peter Cremer NA is building a 55,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility to the east of the roadway.
  • The change of use of a 1,520-square-foot section of Cumberland Street in Mount Auburn from right-of-way to City-owned parcel. The property, located north of a 0.1947-acre parcel recommended for sale to an affiliate of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation last month, is used for hillside stabilization only and has no transportation or development purpose.
  • The expansion of public grounds adjacent to West Price Hill's 80-acre Dunham Recreation Complex via the donation of 3.25 acres of land by Western Wildlife Corridor, Inc.
  • The lease agreement between the City and Music Hall Revitalization Company (MHRC), which has not been finalized. Under the terms of the lease, the City would lease the property rent-free for 75 years, allowing MHRC to raise funds for a $95 million renovation project.
  • A dedication plat of a 0.07-acre portion of a City-owned lot at Findlay and Race streets in Over-the-Rhine for use as a streetcar power substation.
  • A notwithstanding ordinance for an office use at 2211 Fulton Avenue in Walnut Hills, a property which is currently zoned for residential use. First Step Home, a nonprofit that assists women in breaking the cycle of addiction and abuse, would like to use the property for office and meeting space to support its transitional housing space at 2203 Fulton Avenue.
  • A temporary banner for Barr's Loan at 550 Reading Road in Pendleton, made reviewable by the City Planning Commission by the establishment of Interim Development Control Overlay District No. 66.
  • A final development plan for Phase 1C of Oakley Station, consisting of an Olive Garden Italian Restaurant to be built at the northwest corner of Marburg Avenue and Vandercar Way.
  • Local Historic Landmark status for the Kinsey Apartment Building at 2415 Maplewood Avenue in Mount Auburn, which could make available state historic preservation tax credits for its rehabilitation.
  • A proposed zoning text amendment to Chapter 1437 of the Cincinnati Zoning Code, which would prevent billboards from being located in Urban Design Overlay Districts throughout the City.

Previous reading on BC:
City and Duke agree to court; Utility relocation to begin soon (2/4/13)
Oakley Olive Garden gets LEED tax break (1/29/13)
Peter Cremer NA receives LEED tax exemption for Sedamsville plant (1/29/13)
Casino-area development controls extended 6 months (1/22/13)
75-year lease agreement to hasten Music Hall donations, restoration (12/21/12)