3133 Madison Road Townhouse Development - 19 Units

08/08/2018 11:09 AM | Cody Gausvik


  • 08/08/2018 3:11 PM | Anonymous
    godawfull to be kind
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  • 08/08/2018 9:18 PM | Ron Miller
    Just hope this isn’t the first of many conversions of NBD retail frontage to residential use.

    In the absence of an adopted Master Plan defining the desired locations and limits of ground floor residential use in Oakley’s Neighborhood Business District (NBD), this development is a dangerous precedent.

    By current zoning standards this development as designed in the middle of the NBD is inappropriate in, and detrimental to, the NBD. While residences should be encouraged on upper floors in an NBD, sustainability of a NBD is strengthened by retaining retail businesses on the ground floor of structures–and is therefore a requirement of the zoning code. In the absence of retail on the ground floor, this development ignores the public interest as identified in the zoning code.

    Instead, this development (and probably more to come) creates a retail gap and decreases potential for walkability, cohesiveness, and vitality in the NBD by converting the NBD frontage to residential use – a precedent setting action. The development and its approval, in the absence of an NBD plan and in the absence of criteria for nonretail uses in the NBD, fail to consider the cumulative effect of incremental (and precedent setting) conversion of NBD frontage into ground floor residential use.

    Future conversions of retail to residential in the Oakley’s NBD should not be approved by OCC and Cincinnati unless consistent with an Oakley/NBD Master Plan that considers cumulative effect and impact of such precedents.
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