Mt. Healthy. In 2017 the city, an idyllic town ten miles outside of downtown Cincinnati, engaged the Urban Fast Forward team to gather data, conduct analysis, and prepare a set of recommendations for the community to help focus its energy towards revitalization.
City leadership sought a reactivation for the downtown and surrounding areas with a focus on the historic Main Theatre as a potential development catalyst.
Strategy: The Urban Fast Forward team gathered public input from community stakeholders, the city council, and the school district on their perceived strengths and weaknesses and worked towards developing recommendations that would capitalize on those strengths. Our 35+ recommendations encompassed a multi-pronged effort addressing retail strategy and activation, mobility and walkability, public policy, education, and a term we coined, sustainiculture.
The team created an implementation matrix for Mt. Healthy to help guide the community and to further identify which recommendations would be a short term effort vs. long term via funding, challenge, and time constraints.