Uptown Consortium

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The University of Cincinnati announced Wednesday its digital futures building will be the first tenant of the Uptown Gateway, a mixed-use development at Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road.

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Five Cincinnati neighborhoods known as Uptown are planning on a lot of economic growth in the coming year -- and they're also looking at the housing needs that will come with that growth. Uptown consists of Avondale, Clifton, Corryville, Mount Auburn and University Heights. A group that promotes the area is looking at residential needs and possibilities, beginning with Avondale. 

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Major development plans are in the works near the I-71 MLK Interchange. The northbound ramp to Interstate 71 along Martin Luther King Drive opened in April of 2017. Now Uptown Consortium, Inc. has plans for an Innovation Corridor with mixed-use space near the Interchange. The development is meant to create jobs and improve walkability in surrounding neighborhoods.

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The opening of the I-71/Martin Luther King Drive interchange is expected to create new opportunities for economic development. A neighborhood collaborative has been buying property around the interchange with that in mind.

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Clifton has been without a supermarket since January 2011, when Kellers IGA closed. Another supermarket operator bought the building on Ludlow Avenue, but wasn't able to open a store there.  So for the last year, community advocates have been raising money to start a cooperative market.

A cooperative market is owned by many individuals who typically have a say in how the business is run.

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The arts collaborative Pop-Up Cincy has its latest show Thursday night on Short Vine in Clifton.  The Pop-Up Photo Shop features works from UC DAAP students.  But, organizer Catherine Richards says the event is about more than just showing art.  She says Pop-Up Cincy wants to transform communities.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has a busy year ahead.  Acting District 8 deputy director Gary Middleton announced the beginning of the construction season Monday afternoon.

“To many Ohioans, construction season means orange barrels and potential delays,” Middleton says.  “However construction season means more than that.  It’s an investment in our state’s transportation system that is vital to our economy and vital to job creation in Ohio.”