The city of
Cincinnati’s Department of Planning and Buildings is developing “Plan
Cincinnati” – A Comprehensive Plan for future growth and development.
The Plan is the result of participation from citizens and business
owners led by city planners and specialized consultants. The link below
will take you to the web site where the current draft of “Plan
Cincinnati” is available, including a way to send your comments to the
city regarding the Plan.
The Mt. Lookout
Community Development Corp (MLCDC) has raised over $1.2 million for the
Mt. Lookout Square Revitalization Project. The City of Cincinnati has
contributed the most funding to this project through the Neighborhood
Business District Improvement Program.
1 Construction (2010):
This initial phase of construction is a significant “next step” in a
series of ongoing efforts in Mt. Lookout to implement the Urban Design
Plan approved by the City of Cincinnati in 1998. The scope of this
phase includes sidewalk, green space, lighting, and pedestrian
safety/flow improvements in the south end of the Business District (Mt.
Lookout Square). In addition, utility services will be improved. Future
phases will address pedestrian safety, traffic flow and green space in
the north end of the Square, as well as
parking island barrier refurbishment .
Lookout Community believes that businesses, residents, and visitors
will all greatly benefit from the improvements proposed in our Phase 1
plan. Ultimately, this first phase is a catalyst for change that will
establish a foundation upon which we can transform the business
district into a more “people friendly” place to visit.
2 Construction (2011):
This second phase of construction is intended to be the final “next
step” in a series of efforts that have been in progress for over six
years. Mt. Lookout’s goal has always been to implement Urban Design
Plan improvements approved by the City of Cincinnati over a decade ago.
We are very close to realizing this goal! The scope of this phase is
focused on the north end of the Square and includes:
- Improved lighting
- Additional and improved (low maintenance) green space
- Traffic/pedestrian safety improvements
- Island barrier sealing/staining
In addition, the community is rallying around engraved pavers, benches,
and other accessories to augment the appeal of the revitalized business
district. We are raising our own funds for these items.
Construction helps Mt. Lookout bring this long planning and
construction process to closure. We ARE transforming the business
district into a greener, more “people friendly” place to do business
and enjoy this great community.