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Friday, April 5, 2019

City Publishes Proposed Plans for Central Business District Development

A rendering of the Central Business District development project from North Fort Thomas Avenue.

By Robin Gee, City Council Beat Editor 

The city of Fort Thomas has put up a link on its website to plans for a development in the Central Business District at Highland and North Fort Thomas avenues. The plans were submitted by Greiwe Development with partners North American Properties and Sibcy Cline.

The Highland-North Fort Thomas Development Plan (pdf) and its accompanying Highland-North Fort Thomas Concept Plan (pdf) are both available on the General Services projects page on the city website.

The plans are important background information on the project that will go before the Planning Commission on April 17. The commission will hold a public hearing for the project at the Mess Hall in Tower Park starting at 7 p.m.

Neighbors on Woodland Place, behind the proposed development, have expressed concerns about the placement of the entrance to the garage that will serve condominium residents in the building. They met with the developer and city officials last month, but it does not appear changes have been made to the original plan.

The proposed project will be mixed use, with retail on the first floor and 24 condominium units on the top two floors. According to the plans, landscaping and other amenities are planned for the site to help create a buffer between the development and nearby neighbors.

The report states the design for the project was inspired by existing architecture in Fort Thomas, in particular in and around Tower Place.

See the Fort Thomas Community Plan for more information on community plans and interest in the Central Business District.

RELATED: Public Hearing Set for Planning Commission to Discuss Central Business District Proposal 

RELATED: Letter on the Central Business District from Economic Director, Debbie Buckley

RELATED: Letter on Visioning, Central Business District from Mayor, Eric Haas 

Some additional views from the plan document:
Another view of the Highland-North Fort Thomas proposed development project.

A view of the back of the Highland-North Fort Thomas development project showing the commercial parking lot, resident garage entrance and planned landscaping.

A rendering of the proposed site plan for the Highland-North Fort Thomas project.

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