posted by Jessica at 5/14/2008 06:30:00 PM
Tell me whether or not Section 8 housing will be available at the Banks and I'll know how to complete the survey.
Thanks for posting. Good to see they are getting public input. The Banks needs to be uniquely Cincinnati, hopefully with very few chains and dining, retail, entertainment, housing that you can't get anywhere else. We don't need another suburban mall paradise. And it is extremely important for the streetcar to be built and to connect the Banks and the riverfront with the rest of downtown, OTR, and uptown...
The survey looks just as bad as Pepper's political future! My 10 year old could do better than this, and he's deciding what's going on at the banks? My Lord!
Since the City & County are in such finacial trouble, why not sell the Banks property and try and recoup some of the millions of dollars that have been spent on this project. Jump through the legal hoops with the Bengals and Reds and sell the stadiums also retire the debt and get on with life. Get back to the basics of City & County government.
Dining? Entertainment? Are these the only categories this City thinks of these days? Just exactly where in the he## are people going to get the money for such frills? Gasoline & grocery prices aren't going to thud like a big rock anytime soon. Although the Banks isn't going to get built in a year, I seriously see a bunch of problems with the concept of building the Banks around dining & entertainment themes.
4:59- Pepper is a County Commissioner. Please try to keep up.
Anon, 4:59, good because the plans don't call for building it around dining and entertainment themes. It's based on housing, both condos and apartments, a riverfront park, retail, offices, and dining and entertainment. It is going to be a community and a neighborhood, an extension of downtown connecting to the river where people live, work, and play.
The Banks should never exist same for the the Street Car system to OTR. Clean up the crime in the City. Let the police do their jobs. Take the scum off the streets. Find the money to build a large jail sans AC and Cable TV. Than within 10-15 years the politicans can decide, when they have the funding, to build something about one-third the size of the proposed Banks project.
Anon 9:38, the crime thing doesn't fly anymore. Look at the statistics. Go downtown, enjoy a night out, and you will realize how ridiculous the argument is. Of course some areas are better than others in downtown but the crime argument is getting old. So the city can't move forward until there is zero crime downtown? Furthermore, one way to decrease crime is to get more eyes on the streets. More residents, more visitors, more people decrease crime. Therefore, building projects like the Banks, sprucing up Fountain Square, and the streetcar, in fact do deter crime.
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