Monday, January 31, 2011

Concentrated City services coming to Brewery District, Bond Hill

The Brewery District of Over-the-Rhine and Bond Hill will be the next targets of an award-winning blight reduction program, the City of Cincinnati announced late last week.

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP), a targeted 90-day blitz bringing together City departments, neighborhood residents, and community organizations, is structured to jumpstart long-term neighborhood revitalization and reinvestment by building community partnerships.

The goal is to focus on identified crime hot spots, clean up litter, and eliminate blight through concentrated code enforcement.

To date, the NEP has been applied to the neighborhoods of Avondale, College Hill, Corryville, CUF, Evanston, Madisonville, Mount Washington, Northside, Price Hill, and Westwood.

The NEP program has won awards from the Ohio City/County Management Association, Neighborhoods USA, the Ohio Conference of Community Development, and the Community Development Corporations Association of Greater Cincinnati. In 2009, it was named as a national finalist in the category of community development in the National Development Council's Academy.

Previous reading on BC:
City calls Westwood NEP a success (8/28/08)