Zoning board denies appeal over Lytle Park tree removal

Lytle Park protests

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Zoning Board of Appeals denied an appeal Friday over the removal of trees from Lytle Park.

Residents oppose the Cincinnati Park Board and Historic Conservation Board’s decision to chop down four London Plane trees lining the side of the park, located on Fourth Street Downtown.

Park board officials say saplings will replace the trees, but residents contend the current trees are healthy and about 50-years- old.

Paul DeMarco, attorney for the plaintiffs, released the following statement:

“This is just the end of the first inning. We will now take the matter to court. The ZBA ruling is indefensible. We remain confident we will prevail in the end, and the trees will survive the Park Board’s and Western & Southern’s chainsaws.”

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