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Offline UncleRando

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Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« on: June 01, 2009, 05:52:40 PM »
A batch of photos from the past weekend including Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, plus a couple project update shots from Lower Price Hill and Uptown.  Enjoy!


1. A crowd of developers and media gather to celebrate the opening of the next phase of renovations in historic Over-the-Rhine


2. New resident of OTR and the Gateway Quarter...straight out of Belgium.


3. Mounted patrol in OTR.


4. Inside Mottainai Lofts


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8. Check out this top-level unit's primary window overlooking Downtown.


9. The view from Mottainai


10. Inside Lackman Lofts now - inside the preserved central stairway.


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13. Each unit has a custom Rookwood Tile installation either in the form of a fireplace or kitchen backsplash.


14. Couple views looking out over Vine Street.


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16. Views from the private rooftop deck on Lackman.


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18. Commercial space at 13th & Vine inside the Lackman building.


19. More infill going up along Vine at 14th Street.


20. Next to the new infill building going up is this renovation project that is part of the same overall development plan...elevator shaft going up.


21. Inside the newly completed Fourteenth & Vine infill project...custom Rookwood Tile installation.


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23. Spiral staircase leading up to the rooftop deck.


24. Downtown at Fountain Square now.


25. Covington, Kentucky!


26. Rooftop pools in heavy use that day.


27. New SCPA building with Over-the-Rhine.


28. New signage on the Central Trust PNC Tower.


29. The $1 billion Banks project is well underway.


30. New Municipal Sewer District engineering office building in Lower Price Hill.


31. Corryville Crossings project in Uptown that includes a 132-room hotel, parking garage and retail space.


32. Two-wheeler parking location in Downtown near 8th and Vine streets.


33. And some context...


34. Piatt Park


35. Looking north along Vine Street from Garfield Place.


36. So long from the Know Theatre in OTR.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2009, 07:17:03 PM by UncleRando »

Offline seicer

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 06:36:00 PM »
What a wonderful day to be out and about! I loved touring the new developments and the potential for an even more revitalized and vibrant OTR. It was good to meet with the gang: Randy, Mark Miller, Greg, Kevin, Chris, Nathan and several others!

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 07:17:11 PM »
Yup, fun times in CINCINNATI TODAY!!!
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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 07:23:40 PM »
I love seeing all of these OTR threads.  It's so awesome to see a neighborhood transform into something like this.  I wish Williamsport would take some pointers from Cincy and OTR.

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 08:50:40 PM »
Good set; now I don't have to post my pics.

It was good to meet with the gang: Randy, Mark Miller, Greg, Kevin, Chris, Nathan and several others!

Indeed, it was an enjoyable day (but I'm Nathaniel).

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 09:00:37 PM »
A city on the move!

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 06:59:28 AM »
Some inspiring rehabs and infill, and an excellent job of documenting them. Thanks.

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009, 08:50:06 AM »
Wow, is all this development in OTR focused in one specific area of the neighborhood or is is spead throughout?  If OTR is truly starting to realize its potential, that would be more exciting to me than the Banks and QCS put together!  Nothing will help out downtown more than a healthy OTR.

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009, 09:20:30 AM »
Here is a map of the currently renovated projects.  There are a bunch more currently underway, but this just shows the stuff that is completed already or near completion (next couple of months).

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2009, 09:49:21 AM »
Thanks for the fantastic photos of one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. I was privileged to visit Cincinnati the last weekend of April and since I truly love historic buildings and homes, I felt like a kid in a candy store. The OTR is one of Cincinnati's greatest treasures and it is so inspiring to see what is happening there. I hope the positive developments in the OTR are contagious and spread over to once-grand but now faded neighborhoods nearby. The fact that all of this is taking place during the midst of a major economic downturn is most extraordinary. During our two-day visit, my spouse and I found Cincinnati to be one of the most upbeat places we've visited in a long time and found signs revitalization in almost every part of town we visited. (and we covered much of the central city from Westwood-Fairmount, St. Bernard, Mt. Auburn, Avondale, Walnut Hills (both east and west) and more. Even in these supposedly neglected areas we saw signs of improvement.  We were impressed enough from our visit (and our realtor showed us 7 properties in different areas) that upon the sale of our home in Texas we plan to relocate to the Queen City. Forget all the old hype about the much lauded Sunbelt, the Midwest heartland is starting to come back-signs of that can be found from the White House to the streets of the OTR.  Your photos make that point quite vividly, Thanks!
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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2009, 10:18:34 AM »
Good work in the Q.  Much, much more needs to be done to really say that OTR has turned around, though.

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2009, 12:54:18 PM »
Where is the uptown neighborhood located?

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2009, 01:29:53 PM »
Where is the uptown neighborhood located?

"Uptown" refers to the cluster of neighborhoods directly north of Over the Rhine.  (Mt. Auburn, Corryville, parts of Clifton)  Basically the area around the University.

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2009, 01:43:13 PM »
Where is the uptown neighborhood located?

"Uptown" refers to the cluster of neighborhoods directly north of Over the Rhine.  (Mt. Auburn, Corryville, parts of Clifton)  Basically the area around the University.

Would you really include Mt Auburn in Uptown?  I always thought that Uptown was just Clifton, CUF, and Corryville. 

Question of the week: Why do posters on Craigslist refer to both Clifton and CUF as Clifton.  Isn't CUF easier to type?  Is it because Clifton has more positive connotations than CUF?

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2009, 02:02:33 PM »
it's because most people in the area know cuf and clifton and corryville as clifton. also mt. auburn is considered part of uptown.

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2009, 02:21:03 PM »
Hey how much are those lofts going for?  It seems like a lot of money went into them, and I was just wondering if the average person could afford one.
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2009, 02:59:38 PM »
I would say they range from around $120,000 to $350,000.  There are affordable units included in these projects as they come online too that are reserved for people making a certain amount on the average household income.

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2009, 03:13:27 PM »
Ohh ok.  That sounds reasonable.  I have to come out to Cincy sometime and check it all out.  It definitely seems like a city on the move.
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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2009, 07:05:42 PM »
Where is the uptown neighborhood located?

"Uptown" refers to the cluster of neighborhoods directly north of Over the Rhine.  (Mt. Auburn, Corryville, parts of Clifton)  Basically the area around the University.

Would you really include Mt Auburn in Uptown?  I always thought that Uptown was just Clifton, CUF, and Corryville. 

Question of the week: Why do posters on Craigslist refer to both Clifton and CUF as Clifton.  Isn't CUF easier to type?  Is it because Clifton has more positive connotations than CUF?

Well the unofficial official 'Uptown' includes the following: Mt. Auburn, CUF, Clifton Heights, The Heights (eeerr...this is basically UC), Clifton, Avondale, and Corryville.  I am pretty sure thats it. 


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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2010, 12:54:30 AM »
Thanks for the fantastic photos of one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. I was privileged to visit Cincinnati the last weekend of April and since I truly love historic buildings and homes, I felt like a kid in a candy store. The OTR is one of Cincinnati's greatest treasures and it is so inspiring to see what is happening there. I hope the positive developments in the OTR are contagious and spread over to once-grand but now faded neighborhoods nearby. The fact that all of this is taking place during the midst of a major economic downturn is most extraordinary. During our two-day visit, my spouse and I found Cincinnati to be one of the most upbeat places we've visited in a long time and found signs revitalization in almost every part of town we visited. (and we covered much of the central city from Westwood-Fairmount, St. Bernard, Mt. Auburn, Avondale, Walnut Hills (both east and west) and more. Even in these supposedly neglected areas we saw signs of improvement.  We were impressed enough from our visit (and our realtor showed us 7 properties in different areas) that upon the sale of our home in Texas we plan to relocate to the Queen City. Forget all the old hype about the much lauded Sunbelt, the Midwest heartland is starting to come back-signs of that can be found from the White House to the streets of the OTR.  Your photos make that point quite vividly, Thanks!
Thanks for that delightful comment.  Excellent thread Rando.

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Re: Gateway Expansion Tour & More (Cincy)
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2010, 11:05:53 PM »
Websites are always helpful in one way or the other, anyways, It's a good way to get started to renovate your dreams into the world of reality.  :whip: :whip: :whip: