Month: August 2010

Neighborhoods Seek Streetcar Extensions

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Sunday’s Enquirer had this article about about the friendly competition between Cincinnati neighborhoods vying for streetcar service:

Mount Auburn planners envision new homes and shops along a streetcar route on Vine.

Clifton Heights planners see thousands of University of Cincinnati riders taking the streetcar on West Clifton.

As a decision nears on the best streetcar route from Downtown to Uptown, communities are competing to be the pick. To the winner will go the promise of enhanced property values and the potential for new retail, housing and office space.

“We’re all viewing this as a revitalization tool, and we all see the major development opportunities we stand to lose if the streetcar doesn’t come our way,” said Holly Dorna, president of the Mount Auburn Chamber of Commerce.

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Casino Developer Following Streetcar’s Progress

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WLWT is reporting:

Cullen said plans for the casino have always included shops and restaurants facing the streets surrounding the Broadway Commons property where the casino will be built — Broadway, Court and Reading.

Casino chiefs are also watching plans for the city’s streetcar very closely, hoping that the two projects will dovetail nicely.

“We really are going to set the bar for an urban casino. I mean, there will be nothing like it in the United States,” Cullen said.

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