How Cincinnati Defeated the Streetcar Haters … Again

via Kaid Benfield at The Atlantic – Cities:

But highly walkable and adjacent to downtown with buildings ripe for adaptive reuse, Over-the-Rhine is perfectly poised to become an exceptional example of restoration and redevelopmentwith a small environmental footprint. It is also a preservationist’s dream, containing the nation’s most impressive inventory of 19th-century Italianate architecture, along with the city’s magnificent old Music Hall, a splendid city park now being upgraded, and Ohio’s oldest public market. It would be nothing short of tragic if it suffered further decline, but it is finally showing signs of life, reinvestment and hope.

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