On July 27, 2013, a community meeting attracted over 150 Westwood residents for a presentation and discussion about Westwood’s historic business district. The presentation, by Cameron Ross, senior planner, City of Cincinnati’s Planning Department, gave an overview of Cincinnati’s form-based code and its design and economic principles, a look at the community-driven design process thus far, and considerations for the business district. You are welcome to view the presentation here and post your comments and questions. We’ll post a summary separately of the data collected at that meeting and from surveys we posted online and at the library.
Come to the August 22, 2013 Westwood Coalition meeting as we continue to explore opportunities for the revitalization of Westwood’s historic business district. This community meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Westwood First Presbyterian Church. We will focus exclusively on Cincinnati’s form-based code, following a very brief report of the survey findings from the July 27 meeting. We’ll have a presentation on the FBC followed by some group work and Q&A. We’ll ask, most fundamentally, what are the differences between traditional zoning code and the form-based code and, specifically, what it would mean in this particular business district. Thanks in advance for making time for more community deliberation around the future of the business district.
As promised, the next Coalition community meeting will be focused on Cincinnati’s form-based code and its potential application in Westwood’s historic business district. We’ll talk details and use examples. Your experience will be improved by dipping your toes into the code and related materials beforehand but it’s not required. We will also report briefly on the findings from the surveys that area residents submitted at the July 27 meeting (and online and at the library).
Westwood and the Form-Based Code
August 22, 2013
Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Avenue
See our reading list and FAQ tabs for more information. And even if you can’t come to the meeting, you are welcome to comment here. Please encourage your Westwood friends and neighbors to attend.