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Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine
« on: June 19, 2012, 03:00:19 AM »
Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine



Metro Jacksonville visits what is believed to be the largest most intact urban historic district in the United States: Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine


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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-jun-revitalizing-neighborhoods-over-the-rhine

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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 07:10:13 AM »
Wow beautiful neighborhood.  I hope it can be saved and fully restored like Milwaukee's 3rd Ward!  Too much beer history there to let it go :)
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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 08:58:44 AM »
that picture from the 1970's is amazing.

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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 11:30:49 AM »
Lake, if you haven't already moved on, Cincinnati Union Terminal is WELL WORTH A VISIT! Get ready for an ART DECO WOW!

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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 11:33:55 AM »
I'm back in Jax now.  That wasn't my first visit to Cincinnati.  I've stopped by the terminal and have even put images of it on this forum over the years.  It's a great building.  It's unfortunate, the majority of the West End was destroyed by the construction of I-75, which now severs it from the rest of Cincinnati's urban core.
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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 11:56:10 AM »
It is a Candy Store of Historic Buildings !   


Nice article !

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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 11:49:03 AM »
Hello,

Just wanted give you guys some quick notes-

One crucial part of the story of how OTR got its name seems to always be left out.  When the canal was there, splitting the city in half, the through streets were connected by pedestrian and traffic bridges.  A person had to cross 'over' the canal, into the neighborhood, an almost incluse German one, hence "Over-the-Rhine."  (the name was also derogatory at the time).

The store front "Mica 12/v" pictured on the 3rd page is at the corner of 12th and Vine.  It was once the most  called upon addresses in the city, the state, and nation, but is now one of the safest corners in the city.

And, as gentrification has taken its grip, there is much more development geared toward the poor, the elderly, diversity, and homeless.  OTR and Cincy are truly in a renaissance.  Cheers!

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Re: Revitalizing Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 11:01:04 AM »
Over the Rhines new expansion of Washington Park opened last week.

http://www.blogotr.com/otr/washington-park-revitalized/

Note the playground for kids (soemthing that could be added inexpensively at Hemming) and the new 'concert green' to be used for events like music and movies (something Hemming already has built in near the Skyway station).

Hemming is really an easy fix, and it doesnt even need anywhere close to the investment cities are making in places like Washington Park.

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