This 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 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.