Tuesday, June 26 2012 11:01 AM EDT2012-06-26 15:01:42 GMT
City officials and stakeholders are kicking off the next phase of development in Over-the-Rhine. A ground breaking will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday for phase one of Mercer Commons. The projectMore >>
City officials and stakeholders are kicking off the next phase of development in Over-the-RhineMore >>
Friday, December 2 2011 11:15 PM EST2011-12-03 04:15:22 GMT
Over-The-Rhine's Mercer Commons project will move forward after a unanimous vote from the Cincinnati Planning Commission. More >>
OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) -
Completion of the $63 million Mercer
Commons project is still more than a year away, but residents and business owners in Over-The-Rhine say they're starting to see changes for the
"This area is up and coming. They have wonderful businesses up and down Vine. Maybe the trolley will get
through here eventually," said Sherian McCants, a local seamstress excited about the improvements.
Seth Maney both lives and works in Over-The-Rhine, and says he immediately fell in love with the neighborhood.
"It's exciting. The
energy, the new places, new people, new experiences, every day," said Maney.
Anastasia Mieham with 3CDC says part of that energy is the new apartments and condos becoming available as the Mercer
Commons project takes shape.
"The first phase is all condos. The second
phase... We're actually breaking ground later this month, includes all
apartments, and it's mixed income apartments, so half of them are affordable, and
it's just adding more residents to this neighborhood that once, most of these
buildings were vacant," Mieham revealed.
It's a sign of progress to many people who
live in the community.
Charles Armstrong has lived in Over-the-Rhine all of his life. He agrees that the development is bringing in
"I think one thing it's going to do for the neighborhood, it's
going to clean it up. It's going to bring in more revenue, you know? More
people that can afford to live down here, and it's going to clean the
neighborhood up," said Armstrong.
Sherian McCants says, "I think it's going to
add to the neighborhood 100%."
Mike Smith works at Venice on Vine, a restaurant simultaneously serving as a non-profit to give people jobs and education.
"It's going to make the neighborhood more
accessible to families. It's going to bring a lot of business to downtown
Cincinnati," said Smith.
Amy Jarden says renovating old vacant
buildings is a welcome improvement.
"I think it will probably get a lot of
people off the streets. When they complete it, I think it will be good for the
community," she said.
Along Mercer Street, four historic buildings
are being renovated, which will have a total of 11 condominiums.
should be ready for occupancy in about a month.
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SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:05:03 GMT
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia.More >>
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:15:59 GMT
A power outage has shut down a portion of downtown Jackson. Entergy Mississippi says that crews are on site working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Entergy's website shows that overMore >>
Entergy's website showed that over 400 people were without power in the downtown area on Friday.
Friday, August 29 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:48:04 GMT
The Canton Public School District says that it is working diligently to contain the spread of scabies at several of its schools. The school district says they have informed parents that their childrenMore >>
The school district says they have informed parents that their children may have recently been exposed.