March 25, 2019

Pat LeFleur, of WCPO Cincinnati, has a story out today titled: "Will Ohio keep widening highways when it can't afford to maintain what it has already built?"  Our own John Yung was consulted for the article, which can be found HERE.

January 29, 2018

In the summer of 2013 Rhinegeist opened to the world with huge fanfare. The massive former bottling plant for the historic Christian Moerlien brewery was the perfect open space for events, parties and general brewery related activities (like drinking, duh). Over the years the brewery has expanded, adding a rooftop deck, a restaurant, and event space. All the while, the brewery never added more park...

January 29, 2018

Anyone who has been to the American Sign Museum in Camp Washington, Cincinnati already knows that storefront signs can be art. They're also a record of priorities, activities, trends and interests that functions as a sort of community memory. Signs and advertisements constitute an integral part of the streetscape. With that in mind, today’s Metro Crush Monday is dedicated to the amazing storefront...

September 12, 2017

Alleyways are at worst a blight on the city, uncared for and unattended to, they can attract trash and crime. That's far from necessary however, these so-called "interstitial" places have been used to great effect in other cities and Urban Fast Forward is proud to have contributed to a series of case studies produced by the International Downtown Association on this topic. 

We looked in particular a...

August 17, 2017

An entrepreneur is opening a climbing gym with rope climbing and bouldering in Cincinnati's urban core.

Joe Anderson hopes to open Climb Cincy at 1700 Blue Rock St. by spring of 2018. It will be the first dedicated climbing gym in Cincinnati's urban core.

"Northside has a lot of great things going for it. There's a strong local central business district and it's relatively close to downtown without t...

May 22, 2017

The area continues to see new development. In the last year, Amazon Prime, the

Corryville Kroger and now Target have all changed the retail landscape of the area. Chip Gerhardt, president of Government Strategies Group, and Kathleen Norris, of Urban Fast Forward, work with urban development in the city often. (...)

“Urban footprints are smaller. Those very often suit the independent retailers. They d...

November 4, 2016

The city covets new development atop Fountain Place in an effort to build density – ideally from new residences near big attractions such as Fountain Square – downtown. Local real estate analysts have said securing new development could help convince Macy’s to keep the store open.

“If they can hang on two years, we can deliver a ton of customers,” said Kathleen Norris, principal of Urban Fast Forwar...

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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