You're tired of hearing about streetcars and parking???!!! Among the many important issues I have worked on and will lead as Mayor are: aggressive investment in neighborhood redevelopment, the construction of the I-71/MLK interchange to bring jobs and economic investment to the Uptown neighborhoods and allow the continued expansion of the hospitals in the area(more)
and making sure as we continue to invest in development that our entire community can participate in the jobs and benefits of ot
Absolutely!!!! In fact, We have learned it takes a strategy, the tools and the resources to be effective. Many of our neighborhoods either have effective strategies in place or are developing them (places like Westwood, Madisonville, College Hill, Evanston, Avondale East Price Hill...the list goes on.) (more)
I have led the effort to give them the tools they need to make sure their strategies capitalize on what is the strong demand for urban living-mixed use walkable neighborhoods that are safe and clean. These tools include alternatives to conventional zoning and new street standards that focus on people and not cars. (more)
Finally, council has established the Focus 52 fund that uses casino dollars to bond private neighborhood-based development. This is a first. We also are seeing new partnerships emerge because of the strong leadership of the Port Authority that are assisting our neighborhoods to have the expertise to put in place transformative projects.
Do you have examples you are referencing? Maintenance is always important, but investing in job growth, business and residential development that generate new revenues also is important. It's a balance.
We will come back to that question if examples are provided.
Phase 2 will start with a study to determine cost and routing to make sure it optimizes the residential, retail, and commercial development in the Uptown neighborhoods and for the medical-university area of Uptown. Once we have the cost estimates, (more)
the benefit analysis, and the expected increase in property values and revenues from the investment I will work with the institutions of Uptown, the federal government to develop a realistic funding plan.
There are plans already underway for the conversion of Tower Place. The street level on Fourth and on Race will be retail or, maybe residential. The interior will be converted to parking to support further residential development.
Great point and great question... I have led the effort to give our neighborhoods new tools that support the preservation of neighborhood character and that reinforce walkable, mixed use neighborhoods. These tools, known as form based codes, are voluntarily adopted by neighborhoods...and we are just beginning to see their adoption. They will help. (more)
As for the specific instance you cite, city staff worked very hard all the way back in 2008 to encourage a more urban. less suburban design. The efforts were not successful.