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The City of Cincinnati is continually making investments in its neighborhoods. Below are just some of the projects around Cincinnati.

EAST PRICE HILL: The Elberon
EAST PRICE HILL: The Elberon

Over the course of about 18 months, the City and its partners transformed a vacant and blighted building into the neighborhood and city landmark it once was.

Made possible through Community Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program and the efforts of neighborhood groups like Price Hill Will and lenders like Fifth Third Bank, The Elberon is a completely renovated, LEED-certified, 37-unit senior apartment building in Cincinnati's Price Hill neighborhood.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $7.4 MILLION

COMPLETED: APRIL 2012

CITYWIDE: Moving Ohio Forward
CITYWIDE: Moving Ohio Forward

As part of its settlement with large mortgage companies, the State of Ohio is providing the City with nearly $3.5 million to remove vacant, blighted structures and make way for new development.

The Department of Community Development is working closely with neighborhoods to identify properties suffering from the worst deterioration. Once demolition has taken place, lots are available to next-door neighbors who might want a bit more space, community councils for small pockets of greenspace or community gardens, or developers for construction.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $7 MILLION

ESTIMATED COMPLETION: END OF 2013

NORTHSIDE, CLIFTON: Ludlow Ave. Green Bike Lanes
NORTHSIDE, CLIFTON: Ludlow Ave. Green Bike Lanes

Cincinnati is among a small number of innovative cities nationwide to utilize bright green lanes, which research has shown increases motorists' awareness of bicyclists at points where their paths cross.

A traditional bike lane was installed on Ludlow Avenue, between Northside and Cincinnati State. Then, a special bright green treatment was applied to the pavement at the conflict points where Ludlow intersects Central Parkway, the Cincinnati State driveway and Old Ludlow Ave.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $61,000

COMPLETED: OCTOBER 2012

CLIFTON: Clifton Gaslight Market
CLIFTON: Clifton Gaslight Market

Goessling Enterprises plans to renovate the former IGA supermarket on Ludlow Avenue with new flooring, lighting, energy-efficient refrigeration equipment, checkout register systems, and restore the ceiling. The renovation will also include roof work, exterior painting and signage.

Thanks to a Community Reinvestment Area tax exemption, the supermarket plans to hire 15 full-time employees and 30 part-time employees.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $750,000

ESTIMATED COMPLETION: FALL 2013

EAST END: Riverside Drive Bike Lanes
EAST END: Riverside Drive Bike Lanes

New lane striping along Riverside Drive adds a bicycle lane on either side of the street. The new striping is designed to calm traffic and improve Riverside Drive for residents, people who walk, people who drive, and people who ride bikes.

The long-term goal is to serve people commuting between the City's eastern neighborhoods and Downtown.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $680,500

ESTIMATED COMPLETION: SUMMER 2013

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