Oakley Community Council
Brazee Street Studios – 4426 Brazee St
March 21, 2019; 7:00 PM
Attending: Joe, Evan, Colleen, Dan, Sean, Dave, Jon, Cody (late)
Absent: Jason, Kenny, Sandy, Seth
Tree Well Clean Up – Cody Gausvik
Cody presented informational brief on the Tree Well project, will present for a vote at 2
Most of the tree wells unkept, recommends OCC pay to do cleanup and
maintenance for 2019
o Tuition: $4857, $800 mid summer cleanup
o Wimburg: $2921, $600 mid summer cleanup
NSP - $1000 approve for beautification
NBD - $1000 submitted for beautification, waiting approval
Will require a Revocable Street Privilege (RSP) to be completed for those in the
Bill Lane – Fox 19, Matt Simpson
They represent digital marketing division. Presented concept of doing some digital/online
videos that would highlight & promote Oakley. Costs determined by complexity & length of
video(s) produced. Once video/content produced we could repurpose as we own that. They
have website: www.cincyweekend.com if want to see their work.
Body Alive – Nick Broerman (Body Alive) & Jared Ellis (Planning), Matt Shad (Zoning)
Kathleen Colley (Development Officer/Economic Development) from City of
Background: They bought house behind their business, want to use as office. Neither occ
nor the city allow them to change zoning from residential to commercial. Their last option
is to apply for Notwithstanding Ordinance, a very rarely used option. If approved would
allow them to use the house as office, would come with very specific conditions they'd have
to meet (outside appearance, etc), does not change the zoning, goes away when they no
longer own the property. City Planning will deny, would get sent to the Planning
They will bring to the 2 April Tuesday meeting for a vote. A board straw vote showed most
are against or undecided. Opinions expressed by board and attendees ranged from
support because they are a local business trying to do things the right way, and opposition
because doing so would is counter to the community wishes as expressed in the master
plan and the precedent it might set.
Northpoint Development, CastFab Site – Fred Kindel (Frost, Brown, Todd – attorney),
Johnny Sweeney and Derick Tom (NorthPoint Development)
Cast Fab owner wants to split property into 8 parcels, Northpoint wants to build 3 story
enclosed storage building in the parcel along the railroad tracks. Based in Kansas City, have
reputation for being involved in communities. Would be all inside, with door to drive into
building. Be open for access between 6am – 10pm.
They are looking for a CRA (Community Reinvestment Area) letter of approval from the
board, but we don’t vote on such issues at 3 rd Thursday meetings, will need to present at
next Tuesday meeting.
Oakley Yards – Jeff Chamot, Chris Ziegelmeyer (Neyer Properties)
Neyer Properties is the new owner/developer. Great news is they looking at primarily
residential with single family & condos/townhomes. See it as "extension of existing
neighborhood". Still very early, no specific drawings or plans yet, just wanted to start the
engagement with the community.
They are looking to lease some of the existing buildings in the short term. Jeff has read the
draft master plan and expressed their desire to adhere to that, including potential for some
green space. This would be lower density and appears to reduce demand for vehicle based
Edwards Connector. They have conducted environmental studies and found very little need
for remediation, and they will address those couple spots.
Edwards Connecter – Sean Fausto & Evan Nolan
Several board members had met with city - since both Kenner & Cast Fab properties sold -
to revisit possibility of vehicle connector. That answer was "highly unlikely". Discussion
then moved to a pedestrian crossing across the tracks, city may have money to fund
feasibility study, Kenner/Oakley Yards owner not opposed to idea.
Approve March 5 th Meeting Minutes
Motion: Evan Seconded: Sean
Vote: 6 Yes, 2 Abstain (Dave, Jon)
Kennedy Connector & Morelia Group – Since there were residents and the city in
attendance, Colleen asked if anyone had anything new to report: nothing new to report.
Habits – They submitted a request for extension for a liquor license transfer, which had an
incorrect address. Upon checking with habits ownership, Joe found out the intended
address was the Oakley Laundromat. In talking with Mark Rogers, Joe was told that the new
owner of the building Habits leases space in has not been open to discuss a lease with
Habits, and is actively looking to bring in a new tenant. So Mark plans to move Habits
across the street to the laundromat building, which he owns. He said that he has talked
with city officials (buildings, zoning) and that he had their ok. Matt Shad (city Zoning) stated
that there had been preliminary discussions but that no formal application/hearings have
happened to this point.
January Financial Report – Jason Wilcoxon
Neighborhood Summit Recap