Construction should begin in early September.
Pending how the weather plays out in the fall of 2017, some work may need to be completed in the spring/summer of 2018.
We will hold a project information session in late July / early August. This public session will review the final park design and project schedule so we can all know what to expect and when to expect it.
Update as of September 26 – the project will still be completed, though the start date may now be in the spring of 2018.
Channel 12 posted a very nice story about the revitalization efforts seeing results in Westwood’s Historic Business District today.
The owners of Lillywood and West Side Brewing as well as WestCURC’s Executive Director were interviewed.
Check out the video here:
This article was originally published by WCPO on January 20th
MKSK (designer) and Cincinnati Parks are into the design development phase with a goal to bid the project in April. Hopeful groundbreaking date in June with the majority of the improvements completed by the end of 2017.
Pending how the weather plays out in the fall of 2017, some finishing work may need to be completed in the spring of 2018.
Representatives of the Westwood Coalition and the City of Cincinnati Department of Traffic & Engineering will be on hand Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the parlor at Westwood Town Hall to speak again exclusively to the proposed closing of the short section of Urwiler Ave between Harrison Ave and Epworth Ave. Note that this is an information sharing and listening session. It is not a hearing. We will start with the proposal and the process that led the Coalition to this recommendation. Then we will address a number of questions that were raised by neighbors. Then we will open it up to questions. We will end not later than 8:30 pm.
Thanks to the many Westwood residents who have offered comments on the conceptual drawings for Westwood Town Hall Park and Gaines Triangle. This has been very helpful to the Cincinnati Parks and the design team at MKSK. Westwood residents serving on the Coalition and its member organizations as well as the local residents on the Parks steering committee for the project have been reading all the input and welcome more. Let the Westwood Coalition know what you think of the latest plan, Concept E, pictured here. There is great enthusiasm for the overall plan for the park grounds and the Gaines Triangle at Harrison, Epworth, and Urwiler. Respondents appreciate the cohesion that is emerging for the business district, the improved pedestrian and vehicular safety, the event space, playscapes, and landscaping. People like the opportunities for public art, for attending to the historic nature of the property, and the linkages between spaces. Take a good look and tell us what works especially well and where you think adjustments might be needed. The planning process is nearing completion, with another meeting with Parks and the Coalition on Thursday, August 4 and a presentation to the Park Board soon thereafter.