Westwood Historical Society has notified the Westwood Coalition of its endorsement of the recommendations of the Coalition. This support means that all four organizations represented by the Coalition have given the nod to the recommendation to apply the form-based code to the historic business district and to continue to develop plans for the revitalization of the same area. The Coalition meets this week and will notify city officials and Westwood residents of its next steps and community meetings. Thanks for your comments and suggestions.
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.