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Monday, March 24, 2008

Newport / Fort Thomas Subsidizing Ohio Drivers?

There is a post from Kevin LeMaster's blog, Building Cincinnati, about a public meeting tomorrow night in Cold Spring for citizens concerned about the I-471 corridor study. There is concern that widening to four lanes, while possibly needed, is a subsidy for Ohio commuters driving to and from the east side while possibly hurting the values of homes in the corridor.

I do wish they would complete the Eastern Corridor. I understand the concerns around the Little Miami but the constant delay hurts the environment more as a result of all the East-siders driving an extra 5-10 miles each way each day. My daily commute is from Fort Thomas to Amelia and I get to watch as the backups build in the opposite direction.

Be sure to attend if you are as passionate about these proposed changes as those in the East Row Historic District.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hillside Development

A meeting is being held tonight in Fort Wright to discuss hillside development in Northern Kentucky. The meeting is being facilitated by a group of students from UK.

Hillside development has been in the news a lot lately such as a move to restrict hillside development in Covington including a 90 day moratorium. A few hillside developments come to mind in and around Fort Thomas. The first is the shopping center in the former Cote Brilliante neighborhood and the job that Bear Creek will have to do to keep the hillside from sliding. The second is the in-fill along the southwest side of Memorial Pkwy. A third project is the condos on current Highlands Country Club land.

This begs the question about how this could impact development in Fort Thomas. Does anyone know the current restrictions in Fort Thomas? What are you thoughts about hillside development in Fort Thomas?