A Walk Around Washington Park

Washington Park‘s progress is impressive, and the activity around the park is just as remarkable. Let’s take a virtual walk around Cincinnati’s second oldest park starting at 210 West 14th Street. The Symphony Hotel expansion and renovation is well underway. Keep up to date by connecting with the hotel and restaurant on facebook at  facebook.com/symphonyhotel and on twitter … Continue reading

2012 Bockfest Tours

Bockfest kicks off with its signature parade that starts in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill downtown at 5:30pm, Friday, March 2. On Saturday and Sunday, several tours of unique Over-the-Rhine locations are being offered. Historic Churches of Over-the-Rhine Buy tickets here, $20 Tour begins at Bockfest Hall, 1619 Moore Street Saturday, March 3 – … Continue reading

3CDC Expands Land Bank with Latest Acquisitions

Editor’s note: Credit for this post goes to contributor RWS. The maps at the end were added by me. 3CDC’s Newest Acquisition After years of acquisitions, 3CDC had taken a major pause (update: other recent acquisitions) from land banking from 2009 through 2011. Looking at 3CDC’s OTR Work Group reports it seemed that the nonprofit … Continue reading

Historic Conservation Board Rejects Mercer Commons Design

Lisa Bernard-Kuhn reports for the Enquirer that the city’s Historic Conservation Board voted 6-0 to “deny a recommendation for new designs for a four-story condominium and retail building in the 1300 block of Vine Street. The board also voted 4-2 to reject a recommendation for designs for new townhomes proposed along Mercer Street.” Regardless of the Historic … Continue reading

Washington Park – Fall, 2011

The entire city should be proud of the progress at Washington Park! Photos via 3CDC

Washington Park Photo Update – 9.2.11

The latest construction photos of Washington Park via flickr account washingtonparkotr and thanks to 3CDC. Become a fan of the park on facebook at facebook.com/WashingtonParkOTR, follow it on twitter @WashingtonPark, and check out its flickr group on flickr at flickr.com/groups/washingtonparkotr

Progress at City Home II

Roger W. Smithson has these few pics to share of City Home II‘s progress:

3CDC’s Gateway Quarter Phase V

3CDC‘s phased approach at development in Over-the-Rhine is moving forward and leaving many successes along the way. To read the sources of the information shared in this post, check out 3CDC’s 2010-2011 Annual Progress Report and July 2011 Work Group Report at the end of this post. Other ongoing projects in Over-the-Rhine include Mercer Commons … Continue reading

The Recent History of Meiner Flats

Meiner Flats, the five-story buidling at E. 15th Street and Vine, is expected to be renovated over the next year according to Lisa Bernard-Kuhn at the Developing Now blog. The 3CDC led project will include 1428 and 1434 Vine on the south side of 15th St. The five-story Meiner Flats building was “saved from emergency … Continue reading

The Most Recent Mercer Commons Renderings

These come by way of the July 2011 OTR Work Group Report. Read more about Mercer Commons, the two buildings that may be demolished (1314 Vine and 1329 Walnut), and older renderings here. See all the renderings in this flickr set. And here is the Work Group’s Report:

Before and After: 14th & Vine

Learn more about 14th & Vine, located at 1331-35 Vine St., here. See other before and afters here.

Mercer Commons Renderings

All renderings of Mercer Commons are available on 3CDC.org You can also view them in this Mercer Commons flickr set

The Fate of 1329 Walnut and Mercer Commons

It has come to my attention that 1329 Walnut St. may soon be on the chopping block to make way for the Mercer Commons development by 3CDC. Mercer Commons is a $51 million development that will bring new commercial and residential units to a large area in the heart of OTR. Restoration of over a … Continue reading

The Future of Findlay Market

Update: The bullets are not indenting as they should. Please excuse the monotonous appearance. Today’s Enquirer includes this article about Findlay Market by Laura Baverman. In it we learn the following: Parking plan To be presented to the city of Cincinnati within one year Will include proposal to replace the four-story 1930s building at 1634 Central … Continue reading

Washington Park’s Progress

Washington Park continues to make amazing progress and stay on schedule despite less than ideal weather. Check out these photos courtesy of 3CDC. See updated renderings of Washington Park here. Learn more about Washington Park’s expansion and renovation here. You can also find it on facebook, twitter @WashingtonPark, and flickr. Imagine a heavily programmed public space … Continue reading

Before and After: 14th & Vine

More on 14th and Vine can be found here.

Before and After: 12th and Vine

Mercer Commons, 3CDC, and 1314 Vine Street

Mercer Commons and 1314 Vine Street are in the news again thanks to the attention of Lisa Bernard-Kuhn at the Enquirer. The entire article is worthy of your attention but this excerpt sums it up quite well: But now, the 131-year-old purple building simply has to go, 3CDC says. The space at 1314 Vine St. … Continue reading

Before and After: Bremen Lofts Interior

For more on Bremen, go here

Updated Renderings of Washington Park’s Renovation and Expansion

Weekly project updates available here. Still wondering about that new statue on Music Hall’s center peak.

North of 14th Street

Recently, there was a blogger tour through three newly rehabbed buildings north of 14th in OTR. 5chw4r7z was there… The following photos were taken by 5chw4r7z. For more check out his post HERE. Hit him up on twitter and flickr while you’re at it @5chw4r7z and 5chw4r7z 5chw4r7z:: the ethos of downtown Cincinnati.   Thanks … Continue reading

A View to a Music Hall

This nice picture comes by way of CityKin: He says: view from NE cor of 14th and Race, above 3CDC’s new offices, during a blogger tour. I’m sure you’ll see similar, but better quality photos from my cohorts…

Washington Park Time Warp

Washington Park is undergoing a major renovation that will expand the park to the entire area block bounded by Elm, Race, 12th, and 14th streets and will include an underground parking garage under a new civic lawn on the park’s south side. The photo below was taken by neighborhood resident Richard Calkins on January 31, … Continue reading

The Fate of 1314 Vine Street and Mercer Commons

Yesterday, OTR-resident and blogger CityKin wrote a post about 1314 Vine Street titled “Does this building stay or go“. The post and its comments are an informative read and a good introduction to the subject of this post. The Current Mercer Commons Plan The time is now to discuss the fate of 1314 Vine Street … Continue reading

Before and After: The Lackman

One of the fun things about blogging about OTR is displaying transformations of historic structures from abandonment and disuse to restoration and rebirth as places to live, work, eat, drink, visit, etc. On the left is 1237 Vine Street as it was photographed in 2004 by 3CDC and how it looked in 2010 when 5chw4r7z … Continue reading

Saengerhalle and Westfalen Lofts

Here’s a recent photo[1] of Westfalen Lofts and Saengerhalle in the 1400 block of Race Street. 3CDC is now headquartered in Saengerhalle and NorthPointe Group has offices there too.[2] Footnotes: 1.Wil Snodgrass photos 2. Soapbox Media: 3CDC moves into new HQ, makes room for restaurant

Upgrade – The Boilover

Take a look inside Saengerhalle and all the changes happening on Race Street near Washington Park and Music Hall. From The Boilover: ]

3CDC’s Monthly Report for January 2011

3CDC’s monthly report for January 2011 has been released and is available for download as a PDF here. Interesting news items to note: Saengerhalle on Race Street is 95% complete. 3CDC and NorthPointe Group are scheduled to move in Feb. 11 and 17, respectively. Negotiations to lease additional 8,150 sq. ft. to two tenants will … Continue reading