February 28, 2016

In October, Clifton Town Meeting, Clifton Business & Professional Association, Clifton 20/20 and Uptown Consortium commissioned Urban Fast Forward to do a comprehensive study of the Ludlow Avenue business district. The study, called Ludlow 21, revealed a list of suggested improvements in order to attract new residents and businesses to Clifton as well as retain current residents and businesses.


January 16, 2016

Nine Giant Brewing has signed a lease at the corner of Montgomery Road and Ridge Avenue in the heart of the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood business district. The announcement comes years after community leaders celebrated the formal establishment of a Community Entertainment District for the area.

According to Urban Fast Forward, the agency in charge of leasing at the site, the signing is part of a lar...

January 15, 2016

The Model Group is nearly complete with a $10 million project to add 30 new apartments and 7,000 square feet of commercial space on McMillan between Gilbert Avenue and Kemper Lane. The project is among the latest attempts to add more market-rate housing and retail activity in an important neighborhood commercial corridor.

A large chunk of McMillan from Kemper to Gilbert is owned by either the city,...

December 25, 2015

"3CDC is undoubtedly the magic elixir that is driving a new restaurant scene in our city," said Kathleen Norris, owner of real estate company Urban Fast Forward and a former consultant to 3CDC.

Venice on Vine, a pizza restaurant run by a non-profit, has been on Vine since 2006. But the first restaurant in the district that made people sit up and notice that something was changing was Lavomatic, open...

August 4, 2015

John Yung, UrbanCincy’s Associate Editor of Public Policy, will take on a new role with Urban Fast Forward as the firm’s Lead Project Executive.

John will maintain his position at UrbanCincy, where he has contributed for nearly five years. Over this time he also worked for the Bellevue, KY, and led the effort there to implement one of the region’s first form-based codes. He then obtained his America...

July 31, 2015

The city of Blue Ash is getting into the restaurant business.

At least three restaurants will be locating to two buildings on the grounds of Summit Park by mid-2016. The Brown Dog Café will relocate from its Pfeiffer Road location to the park and occupy one of the buildings, while the other will be occupied by two to three more eateries.

The city has contracted with Urban Fast Forward to recruit rest...

March 27, 2014

Millennials and boomers alike note shorter commute times, walkability and a sense of connectivity as factors in their desire for city space.

“The millennials actually like to travel by transit,” Urban Fast Forward Realtor Kathleen Norris said. “They like to be able to walk out and get a drink or some dinner; walk to the game.”

This is an excerpt of a WLWT story by John London, read the rest here



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