The Cincinnati renaissance is impressive

Posted By on April 20, 2015


I spent Sunday afternoon with my son Taylor while he was back home visiting from North Dakota on a cloudy and rainy afternoon. He was my tour guide and gave me the updates on the projects and investment that is helping to revitalize Cincinnati.


As a suburban guy, I was impressed to see “our home city” making a comeback after years of white flight, crime, decaying buildings and racial unrest. There is still a long way to go to revitalizing the Queen City, but real change is taking place in several neighborhoods and has been over the past decade. Business in the Over-the-Rhine (OTR) district is booming and an impressive revitalization has saved this historic district. The surrounding areas are being embraced by young professionals and property values are up. Although crime has not been eliminated it has been reduced and these urban neighborhoods are now a desirable place to work and live. The next generation has stepped up with pride making Cincinnati’s future brighter than it as been in decades (click on the panorama photo from Mount Auburn below).

Taylor is a  professional City/County Planner, with a passion for historic preservation and
urban renewal. The renewal in Cincinnati was the focus  of his senior capstone project
Miami University and is currently his off-work focus and passion – graduation link.


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