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.


Wasson Way Phase One Ribbon Cutting Celebration

panorama of ribbon cutting event

image courtesy of Gytis Matulaitis, licensed as CC BY-NC-ND

The first phase of the Wasson Way bike trail opened 9:30 (AM) 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.  Construction on Phase 2 that extends the trail accross I-71 towards Xaiver University will begin shortly.

For more information visit: Wasson Way website / Ribbon cutting event page on Facebook / Wasson Way Facebook page

Upcoming hearings on Lot Splits and Demolitions under Interim Development Control District 81

Cincinnati City Planning Commission meeting agenda for August 3 at 9am in Centenial Plaza 2, 7th Floor, Griesel Room, 805 Central, Cincinnati OH 45202 includes 3 items related to Hyde Park.  

a.  The first is a lot split at 3625 Zumstein.  The "new" lot conforms to size and street frontage requirements as a buildable lot in its SF-6 zone.  The application includes plans for a new house that does not requre zoning variances.  HPNC zoning committee does not expect to comment.

b.  the second is for a lot split in the Dutchwood Subdivision off Vista Avenue across from Vista Place.  Plans are to create 4 new buildable lots (that conform to minimum lot size in its zone.  Application does not include plans for new construction, but new construction will likely folllow.  HPNC zoning committee does not expect to comment.

c.  the third is for a demolition at 3300 Montieth, near Linwood.  Replacement house plans for this site are not included in the application.  HPNC zoning committee does not expect to comment.

Cincinnati City Planning Agenda for August 3, 2018

Interim Development Control District Number 81
for Hyde Park and Mount Lookout

On June 6, 2018, Cincinnati City Council adopted Interim Development Control (IDC) Overlay Distric No. 81, "Hyde Park/Mt. Lookout District", in the Hyde Park and Mount Lookout neighborhoods as an overlay distric for a period of three months.  This Emergency Ordinance took effect immediately, and will be in place until September 6, 2018.  During the period of the IDC, all demolition permits filed in Hyde Park and Mount Lookout are required to go through additional review by the City Planning Commission.

Along with the IDC, on May 18, 2018, Cincinnati City Planning Commission temporarily suspended Chapter 6 of the City’s Subdivision Rules, requiring all subdivisions of land within Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout to be reviewed by the City Planning Commission.  This suspension is in place for a period of 100 days, expiring on August 25, 2018.

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Hyde Park Center for Older Adults News

HPNC is a founder and long-term supporter of the Hyde Park Center for Older Adults.  The Center wants to be more of a presence in the Hyde Park Community.  They are sponsoring a Tom Browning Roast at the Syndicate, 18 East Fifth Street in Newport on July 12.  Tickets at EventBright or  Please mark your calendars and attend fun event!

Tom Browning Roast Invitation (PDF)

Redevelopment along Madison Road

Capital Investment Group, a local-to-Cincinnati development firm, is proposing to redevelop the old Pig and Whistle/Larosas and adjacent properties near 2680 Madison Road.  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 proposed redevelopment will demolish 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.

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Parking Meter rates to increase Aug 1, 2018

Hyde Park Square rates to be $1.25 per hour

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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HPNC Accepting Applications for Board of Trustees

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.

How To Protect Your Ash Tree

The city will allow you to treat your ash tree protecting it from the Emerald Ash Borer after obtaining a free Street Tree Work permit thereby taking it off the removal list.

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Citizen on Patrol Program (COPP)

Please join our neighborhood patrol. Learn more here!

Officer Princes Davis
Cincinnati Police Department
Police Volunteer Programs Coordinator

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