Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bonds approved for Short Vine streetscape

Cincinnati City Council has passed unanimously two ordinances that will enable construction to begin on streetscape improvements in Corryville.

The ordinances allow the City to issue up to $2.5 million in economic development bonds for pedestrian safety and aesthetic improvements to the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Short Vine, including:

  • Wider, cafĂ© style sidewalks;
  • A narrower street, paved with red brick;
  • Reconfigured parallel parking;
  • Underground utilities;
  • New street lighting;
  • New street trees and planters; and
  • Pedestrian improvements to portions of Corry Street and on Jefferson Avenue at the W Charlton Street and W Daniels Street intersections.

The bond debt will be serviced through revenues from the Corryville tax increment financing (TIF) district.

Planning and design of the streetscape, also funded through TIF revenues, was approved by City Council in April 2009.

Previous reading on BC:
Uptown Rental Properties plans 72 more units (2/7/11)
One Cincinnati streetscape funded, another one starts (7/13/10)
TIF funding to finance Corryville streetscape projects (4/22/09)
Corryville streetscape financing considered (4/8/09)