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I have friends in Chicago who walk 6-8 blocks for their groceries, or they take the bus. With the Streetcar you only have to walk a couple blocks, get on the streetcar, walk a couple more blocks, take it back home, etc.
QuoteI have friends in Chicago who walk 6-8 blocks for their groceries, or they take the bus. With the Streetcar you only have to walk a couple blocks, get on the streetcar, walk a couple more blocks, take it back home, etc. I'm going to also add that the blocks in Chicago are usually 3x the length (or more) than the ones in OTR. Though Cincinnati doesn't really have the walking culture that Chicago does. People still have a mindset of drive to get everywhere. I remember attending the streetcar rally and seeing people who lived in OTR going back to the garage at Washington Park to get into their car to drive maybe 4 or 5 blocks. I also remember one year at MPMF when we were going to an after party by Washington Park and we were on main, several people in the group wanted to get their cars, but me and one other Chicagoan stated, its not a long walk and we wound up walking the 3/4 short blocks instead.Baby steps, things will change
There are entire towns in the Middle East created from scratch, with 1,000 ft towers that are built quicker than this project.
Obviously none of you have rehabbed an historic building. Even what one would think of as the simplest task can sometimes pose a tremendous challenge. It takes a lot of guts, fortitude, patience and money to preserve an old building, if it's done well.
Yeah, it seems like the Renaissance was a much larger project, and it was completed much faster.
The biggest project in the short-term is the conversion of the old Enquirer building on Vine Street downtown into two hotels, a Hampton Inn and Suites and a Homewood Suites. They are expected to open in April and will have a total of about 250 rooms.