CITY WEST

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A HOPE VI redevelopment that replaces superblocks with a traditional street grid, creates graceful public spaces, and introduces a broad mix of housing types. Distinguished by its high architectural standards, this redevelopment creates a coherent physical framework to support the reemergence of a diverse urban neighborhood.

City West is on the sites of the former Lincoln Court and Laurel Homes public housing projects. It is within walking distance of downtown Cincinnati. Its east-west artery links two prized institutions: Museum Center (at Union Terminal) and Music Hall.

Location: Cincinnati, OH United States. Redevelopment neighborhood

A HOPE VI redevelopment that replaces superblocks with a traditional street grid, creates graceful public spaces, and introduces a broad mix of housing types. Distinguished by its high architectural standards, this redevelopment creates a coherent physical framework to support the reemergence of a diverse urban neighborhood.

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Transect Zone(s): T5 center.
Status: <Unknown>
Project or Plan's Scale: Corridor
Features: Affordable/subsidized housing, Sustainable infrastructure.
Land area (in acres): 34
Project team designers: Torti Gallas and Partners - CHK, glaserworks
Project team developers: The Community Builders, Inc

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Project data

City West is actually two HOPE IV projects put together. It is on the sites of the former Lincoln Court and Laurel Homes public housing projects. It is an urban infill project that is within walking distance of downtown Cincinnati. It primary east-west artery, Ezzard Charles Drive, links two of the region's most venerable institutions: Museum Center (at Union Terminal) and Music Hall.

Total site area: 48 acres
Total rental units: 717
Senior housing units: 54
For sale units: 209
Density: 20.4 units / acre
Total commercial space: 20,000 sf
Construction start: January 2001
Construction completion:
Parks & recreation areas: 3

More information is available on both the Torti-Gallas / CHK website and glaserworks' website: http://www.glaserworks.com/www3/MixedUseStudio/mixedusework.html