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.