Councilmembers Announce Plan to Help Five City Neighborhoods

On Sunday, dozens of neighborhood activists are expected to join Cincinnati City Councilmembers John Cranley and Chris Monzel at the Oakley Esplanade to announce a $3.7 million plan to jumpstart infrastructure projects.   The plan would cover projects located in five Cincinnati neighborhoods:  Evanston, Walnut Hills, West Price Hill, Westwood and Oakley.

Cranley and Monzel say under their plan each of the neighborhoods will receive $750,000 to fund their projects, which will include streetscapes for the business districts in Evanston, Walnut Hills and West Price Hill.

Westwood will use their funds to tear down blighted buildings and Oakley will make improvements around Oakley Square.

In a news release,  Chris Monzel said "I believe projects like these provide the lifeblood of neighborhood revitalization.  What we're doing today is giving an energy boost to these communities that will help their projects come online much sooner than anyone ever anticipated."

Cranley, chair of Council's Finance Committee, will introduce the motion for this plan at the next Finance Committee meeting on July 30.