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Residents in the Oakley neighborhood live just a short distance from nearby retail areas, but a railroad yard keeps them from walking there. The proposed Oakley Pedestrian Tunnel would solve that problem. The planned tunnel would run under a nearby railroad yard, cutting the commute time between the two areas.

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Is there a reason so many of the new apartment buildings in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky's urban cores look so similar?

A proposal to construct three new apartment buildings with around 106 new residential units on Grandview Drive in Ft. Mitchell will go before the Kenton County Planning Commission next month.

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Downtown Cincinnati is in the midst of a hotel boom. Depending on who you talk to, there are seven or eight under construction, or in the planning stages. It's an exciting time, according to the vice president of communications for the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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A developer could build dozens of new homes on one 4.6-acre site on Linwood Avenue. That has neighbors worried about the impact on the hillside. Redstone MTC, LLC has submitted a draft application to the Cincinnati planning department to tear down six homes and replace them with cluster housing. According to the application, 18 attached homes and 12 detached homes could be built.

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Private development can mean economic opportunity, increased tax revenues and more jobs for local communities. But in many struggling Cincinnati neighborhoods, new developments by private firms have targeted new residents who can afford to pay higher housing costs. More expensive new housing can increase pricing for the entire neighborhood, which can force current lower income residents to be pushed out of the community.

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The crime rate is dropping in Evanston as agencies like The Port rehab and sell previously vacant houses in that neighborhood and others.

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Alabama Fishbar, a neighborhood anchor at the corner of Race and Liberty streets, will be the site for redevelopment in Over-the-Rhine.

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A new study of housing inventory in Over-the-Rhine finds the Cincinnati neighborhood has become more economically diverse since 2002, but has lost 73 percent of units available to people in lower income brackets.

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Pendleton is in the northeast corner of Cincinnati's central business district.  The heart is just north of the Horseshoe Casino.  While you may not realize it, it is not a part of Over-the-Rhine or Downtown.  It is its own neighborhood, with its own identity.  And the people who live there want to keep that identity as developers come in. 

The owners of a popular bar in Over-the-Rhine are now working on opening another tavern in nearby Pendleton.  Nation won’t be the first bar in the neighborhood, or even the first new business.  But it is the first in a new wave of development.

Cincinnati's economic development director is leaving for a job in Detroit.  

Odis Jones' last day will be July 12th.   He’s accepted a position with the Detroit Public Lighting Authority.