In 2014, neighbors in Bond Hill and Roselawn began meeting regularly to discuss changing the course of their communities. What came out of those meetings is now taking shape in groundbreakings, demolitions and the first phases of development on a major revitalization project.
The Port, formerly the Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority, has been with neighbors every step of the way. The City of Cincinnati has provided The Port with capital funding for redevelopment in Bond Hill and Roselawn. This has included acquiring parcels of land and demolishing blighted structures to make way for new development with the goal of attracting microenterprise and neighborhood-serving businesses.
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss Bond Hill and Roselawn revitalization initiatives are The Port Director of Commercial Development, Robert Sanders; Bond Hill & Roselawn Collaborative Executive Director and J. Powdrill & Associates President Joyce Powdrill; Community Economic Advancement Initiative (CEAI) President & CEO Gene Ellington; and Roselawn Community Council President Carol Smith.
Tune in to Cincinnati Edition August 28 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment, and click the photo above to see more of the neighborhoods' ongoing projects.