Thursday, March 6, 2003

Westwood develops plan for business district

By Angela T. Koenig
Enquirer contributor

Efforts to revitalize Westwood's business district are beginning to take shape, in the form of the Westwood Neighborhood Business District Improvement Plan.

"It's just a matter of final tweaking" before the plan goes to Cincinnati City Council, said business owner Mark Minges, who heads the Westwood Civic Association's Business and Economic Development Committee.

The association, Minges said, received $52,000 from the city in 1999 to develop the plan, which encompasses the neighborhood's two business districts: Harrison Avenue and Glenmore Avenue.

The plan addresses property improvements and new development issues such as building facades, landscaping, zoning and boundaries.

Included are two projects that would increase public parking near the Harrison-Montana intersection. The civic association, Minges said, received funding in 2000 to tear down a building at 2951 Montana Ave. to create spaces and is on the list for funding to create more spaces nearby. The Montana Avenue project, he said, is to begin this year.

One of the last elements to add to the plan, Minges said, is to reduce speed limits and increase hours for off-street parking along Harrison Avenue.

Workers driving farther for jobs
Taft takes $140 million from schools
The hoax is on MU - classes DO meet today

Arbitrator: FOP finding is ready
Time of renewal begins
Bush friend leaving as envoy
Waldorf goes against school grain
City Council debates fate of Uncle Milt's
Krings' proposed contract changes little
Stadium bill may drop by $1.5M
Church had ties to slain man
'Profiles in Courage' to salute 4 as models for dealing with adversity
Westwood develops plan for business district
Ohio Moments
Tristate A.M. Report

RADEL: Tips on hit-skip needed
PULFER: Enough is enough
HOWARD: Some Good News

Lead shows up in latest tests
Helping Hands needs a boost
Retiree will serve for extra year
Little Miami superintendent stepping down
Local church takes on world
Counties' efforts for mentally ill studied
Horse thefts net one-year sentence

State police join priest investigation
Suspended doctors scrutinized
Tax vote divided in Fort Thomas
Kenton Co. still wants mother prosecuted in groin shooting
Tough eviction law proposed
Mardi Gras benefits homeless kids