Madisonville Is A Cincinnati Neighborhood In Transition

Oct 19, 2016

There's a concerted effort to remake Madisonville into a place people want to live, work and play.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Madisonville got its start in 1809 as Madison, named after the fourth president of the United States, James Madison. 

The community became part of the City of Cincinnati in 1911. Today, more than 9,000 people live in Madisonville, making it one of Cincinnati’'s largest neighborhoods.

Based on a community conversation with residents last summer, the WVXU news team has been doing a series of stories about the history and changing landscape of Madisonville. This afternoon as part of the series we'’ll talk with the Executive Director of the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, Sara Sheets; and Madisonville residents Byron Coaston and Courtney Helgeson, who owns CooKoo’'s Coffee Shoppe.

Madisonville stories aired to date:

Are Changes Underway In Madisonville Revitalization Or Gentrification?

Madisonville's Dunbar Neighborhood Gone, But Not Forgotten

Finding Racial Balance In Madisonville