The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking andFull Story >
Founded in the 1920's, Mariemont is a historical part of Hamilton County with a hometown charm. Residents now fear that charm will disappear if the state gets their way.Full Story >
A proposed expressway could run straight through the Village of Mariemont. Furthermore, a popular 80 acre park would also be affected, leaving residents very upset.The Eastern Corridor Project is a $1.4Full Story >
A proposed expressway could run straight through the Village of Mariemont. Furthermore, a popular 80 acre park leaving residents very upset.Full Story >
Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) traveled to Mariemont on Tuesday. Their visit was to hear public comments about a proposal that will take the Eastern Corridor project throughFull Story >
Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) traveled to Mariemont on Tuesday. Their visit was to hear public comments about a proposal that will take the Eastern Corridor project through the Village of Mariemont.Full Story >
MARIEMONT, OH (FOX19) -
Relocating State Route 32 is one part of the overall
Eastern Corridor Project, and it has the Village of Mariemont concerned.
Many are concerned historic land in the Little Miami River
Valley will be destroyed in order to relocate SR 32 and connect it with Red
"Mariemont, you have a special gift here. You need to
protect this," said Dan Policastro, Mayor of Mariemont.
Mariemont is focused on protecting the land because it's
rich in history dating back hundreds of years when native Americans occupied
"Wouldn't it be nice if the children of Mariemont
could continue playing around the Little Miami River and into the future
without some major highway over their head," said Holt.
Holt has partnered with Mariemont to do the painting for
free. Prints of the painting will be sold, and that money will be used to help
the village pay for attorneys to fight the relocation of State Route 32.
"We are a small village, and we watch our budget very
close," said Policastro. "But we have no choice. We have to hire an
attorney to be ready."
The village has budgeted $10,000 for attorneys but
supporters of the relocation project say this is all unnecessary.
"Nobody wants to go through the South 80 in
Mariemont and destroy ancient artifacts and undermine the historic nature of
the village or do anything the folks of Mariemont are concerned
about," said Todd Portune, Hamilton County Commissioner.
There are several options the Ohio Department of Transportation is looking at to relocate
S.R. 32, and Commissioner Todd Portune says he hopes a decision is made
by the end of 2013.
The painting will be finished in November and go on sale.