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Cincinnati seeking public comments on zoning updates

Cincinnati officials are seeking public input as they prepare to update the city's zoning code and map.  Hearings are continuing throughout this month.  

The documents guide where different kinds of businesses and homes can be built, what they can be used for, and how large they can be.  

The updated code will draw heavily on Plan Cincinnati, a comprehensive plan created with the help of thousands of residents during a three-year period.  The modified zoning map will reflect various neighborhood plans the city's communities have developed in recent years.  

"We need citizens to be engaged and get involved, because this is really about their neighborhoods," said Charles Graves III, Director of Planning and Buildings in a press release.  "Residents and businesses know their neighborhoods best, so we want them to come tell us if we got it right with these updates."

The next public hearing is Tuesday evening at the Hartwell Recreation Center at 8275 Vine Street starting at 6:30.  A final session is set for Thursday, July 17th, at the Corryville Recreation Center at 2823 Eden Avenue starting at 6:30.