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Can The Lick Run Greenway Fuel South Fairmount's Revival?

Lick Run
Becca Costello
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The Lick Run Greenway.

More than a century ago, engineers put a major creek running through Cincinnati's South Fairmount neighborhood underground. 

In the years after, South Fairmount boomed as an industrial and residential neighborhood, then declined as industry faded away. One hundred years after the creek's major alterations, environmental concerns have led Cincinnati's Metropolitan Sewer District to bring the waterway back into the daylight, constructing a lush green park around it. Will that $100 million project be part of a resurgence for the neighborhood around it?

Joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about South Fairmount and the Lick Run Greenway are South Fairmount Community Council President Jim Casey, MSD Greater Cincinnati Director Diana Christy and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency District Chief Bonnie Buthker.  

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