The Deacon: Resident Move-Out

The move out date for residents of The Deacon is Friday, July 31. Residents and businesses in the neighborhood should expect increased traffic in the area on this day. In an effort to reduce congestion, adhere to social distancing guidelines and streamline the process, the following guidelines have been put in place:

  • There will be no stopped parking on Straight Street, Stratford Avenue, or University Court for loading.
  • Residents will be asked to use the garage. Signage will be posted for no stopped parking and to utilize the garage.
  • Front doors of Straight Street will not be available for loading.
  • The parking garage will be open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day between July 29th and 31st.


A third-party security company will be helping enforce the no parking on Straight Street and the moving guidelines.

Join us online May 27 at 1pm EST to discuss updates to the project!

We’ll be speaking on May 27, at 1pm EST to discuss global parking solution updates for the Clifton Heights neighborhood. We’ll be going over the results of the parking survey, transportation levy, legislative agenda and next steps for the project.

Due to the current situation and limits on in-person gatherings, the meeting will take place online using CitiCable. You can join us virtually by following the link: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/citicable/

If you’re not able to attend the meeting, you can view the meeting presentation here. Thank you!





Public Staff Conference and City Planning Commission Meeting

A report and recommendation on a proposed report and recommendation on a proposed Final Development Plan for the Tri-Delta Sorority House located at 2605 University Court in CUF.

 

Virtual Public Staff Conference Information

DATE: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

TIME: 3:00 p.m.

PLACE: The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Please send a request to the following email address for the meeting link to join and it will be sent directly to you:

Jared Ellis, City Planner: jared.ellis@cincinnati-oh.gov

 

Special City Planning Commission Meeting Information

DATE: Friday, May 22, 2020

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Virtually at City Hall, Council Chambers, Room 300

801 Plum Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


In accordance with orders issued by state and local officials and applicable guidance concerning COVID-19, the City Planning Commission will temporarily conduct public hearings for Quasi- Judicial agenda items using video-conferencing technology. These public hearings for Quasi- Judicial agenda items will be closed to in-person attendance to persons other than City staff and City Planning Commission members. During this time, members of the public may watch in real time on CitiCable or by live streaming the meeting at www.cincinnati-oh.gov/mediaPublic comments and questions to be shared with the City Planning Commission may be submitted to the Department of City Planning at the following email address: jared.ellis@cincinnati-oh.gov

Persons with standing, their representatives, and witnesses, that would like to participate in or view an upcoming hearing please carefully review the instructions at the website: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/about-city-planning/quasi-judicial/

Please note that persons with standing must submit a written request to the following individual no less than 48 hours in advance of a public hearing to gain access: jared.ellis@cincinnati-oh.gov

You have received this notice because you are either the applicant, Community Council, or own property within 400 feet of the location of the proposed project.

CUF Parking Solutions

In the Summer of 2019, the Stakeholders in the CUF community came together to begin a discussion on how to best solve the parking problem. Those Stakeholders included representatives from the CUF Neighborhood Association, Clifton Heights Business Association, University of Cincinnati, Clifton Heights Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, and the City of Cincinnati.  


On September 23, 2019, a Community Open House was held at Hughes High School to introduce Walker Parking Consultants and kick off the Study. Over the next several months, the Stakeholder Working Group met with Walker Parking to refine the Study and share best practices. The Study was finalized in March 2020 and sets forth numerous ways in which the CUF community can begin to alleviate the parking problems that exist and identifies partners and methods for doing so.  


As the Stakeholders begin to make plans to implement some of these recommendations, we are soliciting feedback from people likely to be impacted by these changes. Your responses are critical to making sure that whatever plans are implemented have the greatest positive impact


For more information, you can review the Parking Study and Action Step One-Pager here.


If you complete the survey and fill out the contact info, you will eligible to win a $25 gift card to support a CUF business. There will be 10 winners. 

Complete the survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cufparking2020





Clifton Heights Concept Streetscape and Multifamily Presentations

In October of 2019, the Design Team for The District at Clifton Heights presented conceptual plans for the streetscape and multifamily building. MKSK presented their vision for the streetscapes and public spaces, and Antunovich & Associates shared the concept plans for the multifamily building that includes ground floor retail, parking, and residential units. The concepts represent the current plans and have the potential to change as the design and program are finalized. 

The two conceptual presentations can be found in the info section of our Courbanize page and in the links below. 


Streetscape & Public Space Concepts Presentation

Multifamily Floor Plan Concepts Presentation

Stratford Ave Closure and Medical Office Building Demolition Begins 11/18

On 11/18 a partial road and sidewalk closure will be in place as we begin demolition of the Medical Office Building on the east corner of Straight St. and Stratford Ave.

Stratford Ave. will be closed directly in front of the building and is expected to reopen in early December. The east sidewalk in front of the building will remain closed through mid December.

During the partial road closure of Stratford Ave. The Deacon parking garage to the west of the demolition will be open.


Zoning Committee Public Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, August 6

On Tuesday, August 6 at 9 AM the Economic Growth & Zoning Committee is scheduled to hear the proposed zoning changes for the District at Clifton Heights (bounded by Clifton Ave. to the east, Herman St. to the south, University Ct. to the west and Stratford Heights Apartments to the north).


If the zoning change request passes the committee it will be heard at the City Council Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, August 7.


A copy of the public notice is attached below. 

Straight Street has Reopened to General Traffic!

As of August 1, 2019 we have completed the major phases of the demolition of the Deaconess Hospital and Straight Street has reopened to regular traffic.


We would like to thank everyone for their patience during this process and look forward to next stage of development of The District at Clifton Heights.



Planning Commission Public Hearing Meeting Friday, July 19

On Friday, July 19, Trinitas will seek approval from Planning Commission for the Concept Plan for The District at Clifton Heights. The Planning Commission meeting is at Two Centennial Plaza at 9:00 AM.

The meeting will address the proposed zone changes for the area bound by Clifton Ave. to the east, Herman St. to the south, University Ct. to the west and Stratford Heights Apartments to the north.

Please see the Notice of Public Hearing below.

Zoning Change Application Submitted to City Council & Planning Commission

On June 10, 2019, Trinitas Ventures resubmitted a Zoning Change Application to the City Council of Cincinnati and the City Planning Commission of Cincinnati.

The proposed zone change would create a Planned Development zone to help facilitate the development of a mixed-use project. 

You can view all of the application materials and a map of the proposed zone changes on the city of Cincinnati Website. https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/planning-projects-and-studies/the-district-at-clifton-heights-zone-change/ 

All residents within 400ft of the property have received notice of the rezoning. 

A public staff conference will be held on Thursday, June 26 at 4:30 at Two Centennial Plaza 805 Central Avenue, 7th Floor | J. Martin Griesel Conference Room

Straight Street Closure Information

 The final stage of demolition begins on the Deaconess Hospital West Tower. On May 6, 2019 Straight street will be closed for two months as demolition begins. Demolition on the final phase will continue through the end of August.

Street and pedestrian safety measures have been installed and will be maintained during this demolition phase. Please see the infographic below that highlights the closure and the safe walking areas.

We will provide further updates throughout the demolition process.

Planning Development District Zoning Application Submitted

On March 11, 2019, Trinitas Ventures and our partners submitted a Planning Development Application to the City Council of Cincinnati and the City Planning Commission of Cincinnati.


This application provided the Council and Planning Commission with the following:

  • Petition – A petition to City Council
  • Description‐ description of the area to be rezoned
  • Plat - A plat reproduced from an original drawing showing:
  • Street right‐of‐way lines
  • Existing zone lines
  • The last name of the owner of each property
  • The dimensions of the property being petitioned

These material are available to the public and all residents within 400ft of the property have received notice of the rezoning. 

The application files can be seen on the City of Cincinnati website at https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/planning-projects-studies/the-district-at-clifton-heights-zone-change/  

Deaconess Hospital Demolition and Road Closures Update

Demolition continues on the long-shuttered Deaconess Hospital. The below infographic illustrates road and sidewalk closures during our next phase in the demolition which is estimated to begin in early May.

Deaconess Hospital Demolition and Road Closures Update

Demolition continues on the long-shuttered Deaconess Hospital. The below infographic illustrates road and sidewalk closures during our next phase in the demolition.

Demolition Begins and Street Closure Information

Demolition begins on the Deaconess Hospital property January 15, 2019. In the first phase, the Goetz building will come down, followed by the East Tower, Frersing Building and the West Tower.


During demolition hours Straight Street and University Court will be closed to allow for materials to be removed from the demolition site. These streets will re-open when demolition ends for the day.

Street and pedestrian safety measures have been installed and will be maintained during this demolition phase.


We will provide further updates throughout the demolition process.

Cincinnati Business Courier Update on The District at Clifton Heights

Click here to read the Cincinnati Business Courier's latest update on the development of The District at Clifton Heights.