Zoning/Land Development Code Meeting set for 7/22

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council (HPNC) is holding a Special Meeting to present information and receive neighborhood comments about the draft Land Development Code (LDC). The LDC is proposed to replace the current Zoning Code after passage by Cincinnati Planning Commission and City Council sometime in the future. The Zoning Code and the draft LDC regulate how private property may be used and developed. Text and map information about the LDC is available at:


City Planning has asked HPNC for comments and recommendations on the draft LDC maps and text.  Your comments are very important to us in forming our opinion.

We hope you will attend the meeting.


Where:           Knox Presbyterian Church, Social Hall

Enter lower level on Michigan Avenue just north of Observatory.


When:            7:00pm Tuesday July 22, 2014


The meeting will be facilitated by Gary Wollenweber, Chairman of the HPNC Zoning committee and include other HPNC Zoning Committee members and other board members of the HPNC.  Additionally, representatives of the City of Cincinnati Department of Planning will be in attendance.


•           Introductions and our process

•           Proposed changes in use and dimensional regulations

•           Comments from Hyde Park residents and business owners

•           Synopsis of what we heard and will recommend.

Although questions and comments about all aspects of the LDC will be accepted, the presentation will focus on:

  1. Office district around Hyde Park Square neighborhood commercial district
  2. South side of Observatory from Edwards to Linwood
  3. Residential Multifamily district near Linshaw/Erie/Observatory
  4. East Hyde Park neighborhood commercial district


For additional information: Carl Uebelacker HPNC Communication Secretary 321-3320,



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East Hyde Park residents- we are making plans to help eleviate parking problems, support the businesses and improve the neighborhood! If you have questions, email hydeparkcouncil@gmail.com

Cincinnati Land Use Code/Zoning Changes

The Hyde Park Neighborhood is preparing our response to the city's proposed Land Use Code and any potential impact in Hyde Park. If you would like to participate in an ad-hoc committee to provide your input, please email HydeParkCouncil@Gmail.com.

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Share YOUR Ideas on Ways to Improve Hyde Park

What’s on your wish list for your immediate neighborhood or Hyde Park? What needs to be fixed or improved? What ideas do you have for making our community an even better place to live?

Cincinnati’s Biennial Budget Process has begun and each community may submit up to three Community Priority Requests (CPR) for funding. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council, as the official representative to the city for Hyde Park, is responsible for selecting and submitting these requests. We want your ideas and suggestions.  Tell us what you think is needed in Hyde Park.

The CPR applications may be for improvements or repairs of city facilities such as street rehab or resurfacing, new curbs, additional traffic signals, park or recreation improvements or enhancements, etc., or for the improvement of city services such as street sweeping, trash collection, weed cutting, etc. Please send your idea to HydeParkCouncil@Gmail.com. Include your name, telephone number and address!


The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council named students from the Hyde Park School, Springer School, Clark Montessori, Kilgour School, St. Mary’s and Summit Country Day as part of its annual Spring Meeting.

“This is a great chance for us to recognize some outstanding students and the neighborhood schools that make Hyde Park a vibrant place to live,” said Rob Pasquinucci, president of the neighborhood council.

Students honored at the event were:

  • Ally Standley, Kllgour School
  • Nancy (Lucy) Crowther, Summit Country Day School
  • Olivia Woods, Hyde Park School
  • Meme Habel, St. Mary’s School
  • Jonathan Solzsmon, Springer School
  • Samuel Hattersley (not pictured), Clark Montessori School

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Planned Removal of Ash street trees in Hyde Park

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has spread into Cincinnati and has hit Hyde Park hard. This invasive beetle bores into ash trees and feeds on the cambium layer under the bark of the tree, cutting off its nutrient supply and ultimately kills it. 

The City had planned a complete removal all of the ash street trees in Hyde Park and marked them with a yellow ‘X’.  As a result of an appeal by the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council, the City agreed to a compromise and at this time will remove only those trees significantly infested or dead, and hazardous.

Ash trees can be protected by treating them with a pesticide that will kill the beetle.  Unfortunately, due to the large number of ash street trees in the City, including several hundred on twenty blocks in Hyde Park, the continued cost of treatment is beyond the City budget.  However, the City will allow you to treat your ash street tree after obtaining a free Public Tree Work Permit.

Visit the NEWS page for information on  "How To Protect Your Ash. . . .Tree That Is"

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HPNC meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm usually in the Commons room of Knox Presbyterian Church.  All meetings are open to the public.


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