The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council (HPNC) meets monthly, on 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. Meeting agenda and minutes are published here on the site.
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Funding for Wasson Way Phase 2 accross I-71 using the existing railroad bridge to Evanston and Norwood is in hand, and construction will start soon. Note the first phase of the Wasson Way bike trail opened on July 28th. Opening of phase one of the Wasson Way was celebrated by a large crowd and music, prizes, speeches, special Busken WW cookies, Coffee Emporium coffee, and LaRosa's pizza. Phase 1 extends from Madison Road west to the approach of the Bridge accross I-71.
IDC81 has expired, and the process for demolition and rebuild has reverted to the old zoning code. That means for a single house demolition and rebuild, processing of the application will be done by city staff, and if a zoning variance is not required, notice of approval will be sent to adjacent property owners and the respective neighborhood council.
Updates to the city’s lot split regulations were approved by the city's Planning Commission on 12/21. The new regulations take effect on 12/31. The new regulations require lot splits of 4 or more to be reviewed by the Planning Commission (down from the previous 5). Smaller lots splits (2, 3, or 4) can be approved by city staff, if you don’t have to build a street, or have major utility revisions, or have significant public comment. When an application is filed, the applicant puts up a sign on the affected property to notify the neighborhood. If city staff gets significant public comment, staff will require review of the lot split by the planning commission. There are additional rules about panhandle lots, and they are no longer approved by right. Note that application for lot splits will be accepted before the existing house is torn down (unlike the current process). These new regulations will apply city wide, and will require a few changes to the city’s zoning code to allow the Planning Commission to grant zoning code variances (similiar powers are held by the city's Zoning Hearing Examiner)
The proposal by Capital Investment Group, a local-to-Cincinnati development firm to redevelop the old Pig and Whistle/Larosas and adjacent properties near 2680 Madison Road appears to be on long term hold. The redevelopment area is bounded by Madison Road on the south, Besuden Court on the west, Wasson Way and Rookwood Commons on the north.
The redevelopment proposed demolishing existing structures at 2654, 2658, 2680, 2682 (LaRosa’s) Madison Road; 3636, 3640, 3646, 3648 Besuden Court and construct a new six story multi-use building and parking garage. Besuden properties are zoned single family residential (SF-6). The Madison Road properties are zoned Community Commercial Automobile-oriented (CC-A). CIG is proposing a Planned Development district zone change to allow the mixed-use development.
CINCINNATI – In Hyde Park, parking meter rates to increase to $1.25 per hour on August 1, 2018. In addition to the higher rates, meters will start operating an hour earlier at 8 am, and keep collecting until 9pm in the evening. This makes an extra 4 hours of meter time per day. This is the second increase in Hyde Park rates since 2010. The change effects the City’s smart meters and multi-space kiosks, which comprise the majority of metered spaces. The remaining older, coin-operated Duncan meters will also be updated. Note that increased rates were enacted to help balance the city's 2018 budget.
“As we start to see growth in commercial activity, adjusting rates allows us to manage parking supply and cut down time spent searching for a parking spot, thereby cutting down on traffic and congestion,” said Oscar Bedolla, director of the City’s Department of Community and Economic Development, which houses the Parking Division. “In turn, more customers get through the doors of our local businesses.”
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If you would like to actively serve your community, consider joining the HPNC Board of Trustees. There will be at least one open seat when currrent terms expire in May.
Applicants must either live, own property, or own/operate a business in Hyde Park. A board term is 3 years.
To apply, complete the Candidate Fact Sheet and email it to the address on the form, or print it out and mail it to HPNC, PO Box 8064, Cincinnati OH 45208.
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