24 September 2007

Proposals Requested on Hughes Street


The City is awaiting proposals to purchase and develop 25 parcels (about 1.6 Acres) across the Street from Rothenberg School, between Sycamore and Hughes Street. As per the OTR Comprehensive Plan, they want proposals for Medium Density Infill Housing. There was a mandatory meeting Sept 10th for developers interested in submitting a proposal, and only 2 people showed up. Since the meeting was mandatory, only those 2 people are allowed to submit proposals.

This site was controlled by Cincinnati Recreation Commission for many years, but for lack of use, was tranferred to the Development and Planning last year. The staff tried to aquire adjacent properties to make the site more developable, but were unsuccessful.

This site is adjacent to, but does not include the existing Community Garden and Basketball courts. Proposals are Due October 4th, 2007.
[where: 1724 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202]


Kevin LeMaster said...

I have been trying to get information on this project for quite some time.

I'm amazed that only two people showed up!

CityKin said...

I was doing some research on the property around Ropthenberg when I happened upon this project. I had not heard about it at all. The contact at the City said that they have NOT been contacted by the school board and that they would like to see new housing on the site. I guess we'll see if they get any proposals next week.