A Special Message From Plan Cincinnati

Hello Plan Cincinnati Stakeholders,
 
As you know, one of the Strategies set forth in Plan Cincinnati is to Unite Our Communities.  In our ongoing effort to better connect neighborhood organizations, we are letting you know about an interesting and engaging event called Neighborhoods Helping Neighborhoods planned for next Wednesday, March 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Winton Prep Academy located at 4750 Winton Road in Spring Grove Village. The event is sponsored by Cincinnati Civic Engagement Works and the Community Building Institute (CBI) at Xavier University.
 
The event flyer is attached. Please let us know if you plan to join us here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHN
 
Come spend an evening of learning with other neighborhoods and hear directly from your peers in College Hill, Madisonville, and Walnut Hills as they tell their stories.  Learn what worked, what didn’t, how they got started, and their key success factors. Help begin to answer your question: “What does it take to get development going in my neighborhood?”
 
In many ways, this is an extension of the conversation started at the Neighborhood Summit in the session “Neighborhood Revitalization Begins with Community Engagement.” You are sure to come away with tips, motivation, inspiration and a network of peers you can draw upon as you pursue your own neighborhood’s dream development. We hope to see you there!
 
Sincerely,
 
The Plan Cincinnati Team | Department of City Planning and Buildings

Hello Plan Cincinnati Stakeholders,
 
As you know, one of the Strategies set forth in Plan Cincinnati is to Unite Our Communities.  In our ongoing effort to better connect neighborhood organizations, we are letting you know about an interesting and engaging event called Neighborhoods Helping Neighborhoods planned for next Wednesday, March 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Winton Prep Academy located at 4750 Winton Road in Spring Grove Village. The event is sponsored by Cincinnati Civic Engagement Works and the Community Building Institute (CBI) at Xavier University.
 
The event flyer is attached. Please let us know if you plan to join us here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHN
 
Come spend an evening of learning with other neighborhoods and hear directly from your peers in College Hill, Madisonville, and Walnut Hills as they tell their stories.  Learn what worked, what didn’t, how they got started, and their key success factors. Help begin to answer your question: “What does it take to get development going in my neighborhood?”
 
In many ways, this is an extension of the conversation started at the Neighborhood Summit in the session “Neighborhood Revitalization Begins with Community Engagement.” You are sure to come away with tips, motivation, inspiration and a network of peers you can draw upon as you pursue your own neighborhood’s dream development. We hope to see you there!
 
Sincerely,
 
The Plan Cincinnati Team | Department of City Planning and Buildings

Help get the play “Broken Weapons” on stage!

Pendleton resident and play write Herb DuVal has written a play called Broken Weapons. 

Broken Weapons is a play about fear—fear of harm, fear of the unknown, fear of change, and of one’s own ability to manage both fear and the instruments of that 
fear. 

Mr. DuVal is trying to raise $2,000 to bring this play to life and show how guns and gun violence effects lives in a negative way. If you believe in this play and want to see it succeed please visit his crowd funding site

The play is scheduled for Nov 1, 2013 at 7pm at the Wyoming Civic Center, 

Building Cincinnati Blog Chimes In On Pendleton Arts Project

Building Cincinnati wrote a great blog post today about our neighborhood’s partnership with Artworks. It says,

Wowhaus Studios, the award-winning artist team selected to design sculptures for the Pendleton Public Art Project, will visit the neighborhood for a series of collaborative events with residents to inform the final design of its works.

The Wowhaus team of Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable, along with project facilitator ArtWorks, is seeking ideas, images and stories to inspire a number of elements that will be installed along Pendleton Street, at its intersections with 12th and 13th streets, later this fall”

Read the rest of the blog post here.

Remembering last year’s NEP Kickoff!

A Message From Milton Dohoney To The Community

We are just a few days away from the opening of our newest community attraction –Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati. Once the doors open on the evening of Monday, March 4, the casino will remain open 24 hours a day. The casino will take its place among a very notable list of projects and accomplishments we have been celebrating in Cincinnati, such as dunnhumbyUSA, 21c, Washington Park, Gateway Quarter, and The Banks. With this momentum, people in Southwest Ohio and all over the country are noticing or rediscovering Cincinnati and the overwhelming feedback is that they are pleasantly surprised.

Horseshoe Cincinnati’s unique outward design to connect to the community will encourage visitors to explore the surrounding neighborhoods of Pendleton, Over-the-Rhine, and the Cincinnati Business District alike. New sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, road improvements and pocket parks right across from the Casino will certainly help to establish this area as a new regional destination in the heart of downtown Cincinnati!

This is another exciting time for our community, but make no mistake that Horseshoe Casino’s Controlled Demonstration on Wednesday, February 27th, as well as the Grand Opening on Monday, March 4, will be unusual days for us downtown. These are one-time events and the area is likely to attract thousands of pedestrians, vehicles and media from near and far. Both festivities will start to intensify during the evening rush hour.

I would encourage those who work in the Downtown – especially those who typically use Reading Road to access a connector route – to consider giving some thought to their travel route on both of these days. For those who work in Uptown and typically travel down Reading Road after work to access 471, or some other artery, please evaluate your best departure time and/or route to minimize delays traveling home.

Horseshoe Cincinnati is the fourth and final casino to open in the state of Ohio. Because this has been long anticipated, we expect many visitors from the Tri-State area who could be unfamiliar with our roadways and our City. It will likely take a few weeks for our residents and visitors alike to adjust to the new norm and traffic patterns. Please consider this and make an extra effort to extend the gracious hospitality Cincinnati is known for. We’re in for some more lively days - and as we like to say, “A Great Day in the City of Cincinnati.”

Sincerely,

Milton Dohoney, Jr.

City Mannager

* Content of the blog post was received via an email to the Pendleton Neighborhood email listserve. 

160 apartments proposed for old SCPA building

After years of uncertainty about the future of a historic school, an Indianapolis developer is proposing 160-plus apartments for the former SCPA building in Pendleton, according to a community leader.

John Watson, principal of Core Redevelopment, will present two possible plans for the 192,000-square-foot building at a Pendleton Community Council meeting Wednesday evening, according to Council President David White. Watson couldn’t be reached for comment.

Core bought the Second Renaissance Revival style building in November for $1.3 million – the priciest of a dozen former schools that Cincinnati Public sold through an online auction.

Read the entire article at http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130107/BIZ/301070142/160-apartments-proposed-old-SCPA-building

New Website For 2013

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have just launched a new and much improved website for the Pendleton Neighborhood Council (PNC) for 2013.

Check us out at
www.PendletonNeighborhood.org

We are very excited about this new site for PNC because we firmly believe that an effective, user-friendly website is one of the best ways for us to communicate the mission, goals and initiatives of the Council. The website will be updated on a regular basis and will be where we tell the story of our residents, announce new programs and share information important to building a sustainable community.

We hope that you will visit the PNC website often, that it will make each of you more aware of the important work that the neighborhood council is undertaking on your behalf, and that you will support PNC throughout the year!

Has it been 90 days already? Wednesday morning we will be holding out NEP Wrap-Up Press Conference at 10am at 1324 Pendleton St. See you all there!

Has it been 90 days already? Wednesday morning we will be holding out NEP Wrap-Up Press Conference at 10am at 1324 Pendleton St. See you all there!

Pendleton Street Improvement Update

Below please find an update of the public infrastructure improvements that are being constructed adjacent to Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati. I have also attached a few progress photos. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the schedule.
This Week on the Streets
October 29, 2012 to November 3, 2012
  • Access to businesses along Reading will be maintained. Businesses and residents will be notified to coordinate access.
  • Clean up and move materials off Reading to prepare for final striping.
  • Dig and pour light/signal pole foundations along Reading Rd between Pendleton St. and 12th St.
  • Pull wire for lights and signals along Reading.
  • Replace sidewalk on the north side of Reading from Liberty to Pendleton.
  • Dig and install tree wells on the north side of Reading from Liberty to Pendleton.
  • Grade, form, and pour sidewalk and ADA aprons at Sycamore St. & Short Reading.
  • Start landscaping on Gilbert Ave, Court St, and Eggleston Ave.
Upcoming Weeks on the Streets
November 5, 2012 to November 10, 2012
  • Businesses and residents will be notified to coordinate access.
  • Clean up and move materials off Reading to prepare for final stripping.
  • Paint final striping on Reading Rd.
  • Move inbound traffic on Reading Rd. back to the north side of the road/islands.
  • Replace sidewalk on the north side of Reading from 12th St. to Pendleton.
  • Dig and install tree wells on the north side of Reading from Liberty to Pendleton.
  • Pull wire for lights and signals along Reading.
  • Remove temporary asphalt in Reading Rd. medians and grade and pour curb for medians.
  • Tap water mains at Reading Rd. medians for irrigation.
  • Landscaping on Gilbert Ave, Court St, and Eggleston Ave.
November 12, 2012 to November 17, 2012
  • Pull wire for lights and signals along Reading.
  • Remove temporary asphalt in Reading Rd. medians and grade and pour curb for medians.
  • Businesses and residents will be notified to coordinate access.
  • Install pavers at the stair plaza at the intersection of Gilbert & Court St.
  • Landscaping on Gilbert Ave, Court St, and Eggleston Ave.
  • Start the concrete walls in the plaza between Central Parkway and Short Reading.