Thursday, June 6, 2013

Planning Commission Friday: Pogue's Garage, Hyatt, Northside redevelopment

Eleven 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:

  • The sale of 3.145 acres of City-owned land located north of Ibsen Avenue and west of the Kennedy Connector in Oakley to Morelia Group, LLC for $650,000. The developer plans to construct a 40,000-square-foot office building and a 15,000-square-foot daycare building, which will lead to the creation of 150 full-time jobs.
  • The sale of three Northside properties containing approximately 0.936 acres to Virginia Place, LLC for $44,380, which will allow for additional single-family homes at the Virginia Place development.
  • The sale of 2.39 acres of City-owned property at 4100 Hamilton Avenue and 1539 Knowlton Street in Northside to Milhaus Development for the development of approximately 100 apartments and 8,500-square-feet of commercial space on the former site of the Myron G. Johnson & Son Lumber Co.
  • The sale of 0.157 acres of City-owned property at 3328 Montgomery Road in Evanston to Hope Offered to People Everywhere (HOPE). The non-profit plans to use the property to construct a new entryway canopy and parking lot to serve improvements to its current building, which will include a dedicated sanctuary, a soup kitchen, and a multi-purpose room.
  • An easement to extend the existing porte cochere at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, into the public right-of-way. The steel and glass canopy is part of the hotel's $17 million renovation project, and the easement would be sold for $40,000.
  • Local Historic Landmark status for the Masonic Temple Price Hill Lodge, which is located at 3301 Price Avenue in East Price Hill and has been threatened with demolition.
  • Local Historic Landmark status for the Farmer's Hotel, which is located at 4000 Colerain Avenue in Northside and has been threatened with demolition.
  • Repeal of the historic district designation of the Gamble House, which is located at 2918 Werk Road in Westwood. The house has been demolished, and the Historic Conservation Board on May 20 voted unanimously to repeal the designation.
  • The lease of the Pogue's Garage site at Fourth and Race streets to developer Flaherty & Collins Properites for the construction of a 30-story tower consisting of 300 apartments, a 15,000-square-foot grocery store, and 1,000 parking spaces. The developer would pay $1 in annual rent over the 75 years of the lease, with the option to purchase the property for $1 when the lease ends.
  • A 19 inch-by-108 inch illuminated wall sign at 174 W McMillan Street in Clifton Heights, reviewable under Interim Development Control Overlay District No. 71.
  • A major amendment to Planned Development District #46 to incorporate railroad and river transportation activites at 1707 Riverside Drive in the East End and to extend the district through October 18.
City staff has recommended approval of all 11 items.

Previous reading on BC:
Northside CC supports Hamilton/Blue Rock project, sees designs (5/21/13)
City sells Tower Place for $1; Parking and retail coming (5/21/13)
11th Citirama home show open in Northside (9/10/12)
Statewide organization names Gamble House 'endangered' for third year in a row (8/20/12)
Downtown Hyatt ground rights offered for $17M renovation (7/3/12)