Westwood Seeks Food Donations On June 13

Contributions of food and essential items to replenish the pantries of four Westwood charities will be accepted from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in the parking lot at the corner of Harrison Ave. and Urwiler Ave.

The “Westwood for Westwood” Food Drive supports the work of My Neighbor’s Place, 3150 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati Urban Promise, 2420 Harrison Ave., WestFed Food Pantry, 3628 Boudinot Ave. and Third Presbyterian Church, 3358 McHenry Ave.

“This is a time to help our neighbors in need of food and other essentials during the school and business closures related to the novel Corona virus,” said Leslie Rich, executive director of Westwood Works.

Items especially needed include:
• Spaghetti, any kind of pasta, noodles
• Spaghetti sauce (can, not glass jar if possible)
• Vegetables: corn, potatoes, green beans, green peas, carrots, mixed vegetables
• Canned Fruits: mixed fruit also known as fruit cocktail, peaches, pears
• Tuna
• Soups: chicken noodle, tomato, vegetable, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom
• Pork and Beans or beans and franks
• Spaghetti and Meatballs, Spaghettios, ravioli
• Beef Stew, canned meals
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly (in plastic if possible)
• Crackers
• Gatoraid
• Pre-packaged breakfast foods (granola bars, cereal, Pop-Tarts)
• Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Feminine Hygiene Products
• Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant

The Westwood for Westwood Food Drive is a joint effort of Westwood Works, My Neighbor’s Place, Cincinnati Urban Promise, St James Episcopal Church – Cincinnati and the Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (WestCURC).

City of Cincinnati Offers Properties In Westwood

The City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community & Economic Development is dedicated to expanding access to development opportunities within the City. The city has concentrated its efforts towards putting vacant, city-owned property back to work for the community.

Follow this link: https://choosecincy.com/opportunities/availableproperty/ to locate available properties. Note especially the green dot at 2859 Fischer Place, a vacant parcel for which the city is accepting proposals until March 20, 2020. Click on the green dot to download the Request For Proposals document.


Cincinnati Plans Traffic-Calming Streetscape For Westwood

2020-01-07-Harrison-Ave-Ped-Safety-Imp-Curb-Bump-Out-PlanThis month at Westwood Civic Association: Jeffrey W. Stine, senior architect for the City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering, will present a revised project schedule and scope for the Harrison Avenue streetscape project at the next meeting of the Westwood Civic Association, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, at the Westwood Town Hall. Revisions include the addition of bump-outs along one side of the street as a traffic-calming measure. The Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation has already reviewed and approved the revised project including bump-outs. This phase is part of an ongoing traffic-calming project coordinated by WestCURC on behalf of the Westwood community.



Westwood Invited To WestCURC November Meeting

Westwood residents and business owners regardless of membership status are invited to attend the next meeting of the Westwood Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (WestCURC) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, in the parlor of Westwood Town Hall.

Community members who attend the meeting will be asked to review and vote on WestCURC’s Neighborhood Business District Support Program proposal for next year.
WestCURC is working to make Westwood’s historic business district more active and vibrant, including a project to slow down traffic along Harrison Avenue. When successful, this project will have several important benefits:

  • fewer and less severe vehicular collisions or collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists, resulting in fewer severe injuries and fatalities.
  • people will feel more comfortable spending time in the business district,
  • cars traveling along Harrison at a slower speed will more likely notice that a particular business exists, encouraging more customers and sales,
  • a more vibrant business district will attract other businesses to Westwood spurring development or redevelopment.

Concurrently, WestCURC is working to provide more and improved parking in the business and is developing plans for redevelopment of selected parcels in the historic business district.