City Council Adopts GO Cincinnnati Plan

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Building Cincinnati is reporting that City Council has adopted the GO (Growth and Opportunities) Cincinnati Plan as the official economic development strategy for the City.  From Building Cincincinnati:

The motion to adopt was presented by Councilmember Chris Bortz, co-chair of a steering committee that spent more than a year developing the plan for targeted, place-based development, workforce development, and transportation investments in the City.

In addition to Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and the Uptown neighborhoods, the report identified the Madison Road corridor, the Seymour/Reading corridor, and the Queensgate/South Mill Creek corridor – specifically, large vacant tracts and brownfields – as ripe for new growth.

One of the recommendations from the  the GO Cincinnati report:

The City should aggressively pursue establishing a streetcar system, the first phase of which would link Downtown to Uptown, the City’s two leading job generations areas… [the] streetcar would be a “starter” rail transit system for the region and would demonstrate the viability of rail transit.  This has been the approach taken by many other metropolitan areas that are further along the path of building rail transit, including Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, and most recently, Charlotte.

2 thoughts on “City Council Adopts GO Cincinnnati Plan

    Jason said:
    January 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Now that’s what I like to hear our City Council focusing on! Sounds like a very smart plan and I hope they pursue rail transit aggressively. Rail transit is a deal maker for me in terms of staying in Cincy long term and I’m sure I’m not alone with that thinking.

    5chw4r7z said:
    January 7, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Its nice to know they’re thinking of ways to increase the tax base.
    Cincinnati has probably cut as much as they can, time to grow!

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