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Monday, May 6, 2019

New Dates for Public Hearings Related to Central Business District Proposal

The plan for the proposed development for North Fort Thomas Avenue has been revised and a new public hearing is set for May 29.

By Robin Gee, City Council Beat Editor

Revisions to a development proposal for the Fort Thomas Central Business District has led to rescheduling of public hearings set to review the original plans. The Planning Commission and Design Review Board have scheduled new public hearings to allow for review and community input for a revised Stage I Development Plan.

The development runs along North Fort Thomas Avenue to the corner of Highland Avenue encompassing properties at 9 Highland Avenue and 3, 15, 19 and 25 North Fort Thomas Avenue. The project is proposed by Greiwe Development with partners North American Properties, Sibcy Cline and M + A Architects.

After input from an earlier public hearing, a meeting with the Design Review Board and additional research, the developers are presenting a revision of their initial plan.

Planning Commission to set Public Hearing for May 29

The city's Planning Commission will schedule a new public hearing on Wednesday, May 29, to be held at 7 p.m. at the Fort Thomas Community Center (Mess Hall), 801 Cochran Avenue in Fort Thomas. This will be a special meeting of the Fort Thomas Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission will hold a special business meeting on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. to officially set the public hearing for May 29. This business meeting will take place in the City Building.

Design Review Board sets new Public Hearing for May 30

The developers have withdrawn their previous application for a Certificate of Appropriateness with the Design Review Board. The board has set a new meeting that will include a public hearing to review the revised design elements. The Design Review Board public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 30, starting at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Fort Thomas City Building.

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No plans have been submitted to the city at this point, however it's likely that the new proposal will take into consideration the public input gathered to date at the public hearings at the Planning Commission and the Design Review Board, namely that the size, scale and magnitude of the proposed project is too large.

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