Non-profit wants new historic district in East Price Hill

Updated: Feb. 15, 2020 at 12:53 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A non-profit organization in East Price Hill wants to create a new historic district on Warsaw Avenue.

“We have the police station, the fire station, the library, so these are really important community buildings that we wanted to save,” Rebecca Hasting, Director of Price Hill Will, said.

Price Hill Will acquired eight antique buildings in the two-block proposed district in the 3100 and 3200 block of Warsaw.

With an eye on the past, Price Hill Will is looking toward the future.

“Our goal is to have the first floor be a couple of restaurants here, but then also organizations that we’ve partnered with that serve youth and families to the arts,” Hastings said. “So we’ve worked with a lot of groups like Wordplay, Elements, and Art Works that really use the arts as a tool to bring families together. So that will be on the first floor, and that really compliments the library, the rec center, and our Masonic Lodge project. So all kinds of things in the same one-block square area that will serve youth and families and the upper floors will be affordable apartments.”

Hastings says they are excited to create this historic district to promote corridor revitalization and to bring the arts and affordable apartments back to the neighborhood.

It will cost about $10 million to rehab all of the buildings, Hastings said.

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