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

OVER-THE-RHINE: North Rhine Heights
OVER-THE-RHINE: North Rhine Heights

As part of an ongoing commitment to affordable housing in Over-the-Rhine, this project consisted of 13 properties producing 65 fully renovated affordable apartments north of Liberty Street.

The project's renovations were sensitive to the historic integrity of the buildings, in order to maintain the neighborhood's character.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $14 MILLION

COMPLETED: SUMMER 2012

EAST END, MT. WASHINGTON: ORT Lunken to Salem
EAST END, MT. WASHINGTON: ORT Lunken to Salem

This new segment of the Ohio River Trail links the Lunken Airport Trail in the East End to the Magrish Nature Preserve in Mt. Washington.

The new trail segment will provides a safe, separated path that pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages can use to cross the Little Miami Scenic River. The Little Miami Scenic Trail will eventually connect to the Ohio River Trail in this area, linking Cincinnati with more than 100 miles of continuous bike/hike trail between Springfield, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $1.1 MILLION

COMPLETED: SPRING 2013

NORTHSIDE: McKie Recreation Center
NORTHSIDE: McKie Recreation Center

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission's McKie Recreation Center received a facelift that included a brand-new interior design, as well as a new elevator and windows.

As part of the upgrade, the McKie Family Aquatic Center has a new sprayground, new pool decks and a new pool filtration system.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $2.4 MILLION

COMPLETED: NOVEMBER 2012

MADISONVILLE: St. Paul Village
MADISONVILLE: St. Paul Village

Located on Madison Road in the heart of Madisonville, the St. Paul Village renovation includes a reduction in units converting efficiency apartments into one-bedroom units, full physical improvements, such as a new roof, upgraded security, new kitchens and new heating and air conditioning systems.

Amenities include parking spaces, community gardens, green house, wellness room, emergency call systems, and a covered vehicle drop-off area for residents. These apartments provide affordable living for senior citizens.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $12.6 MILLION

COMPLETED: MAY 2012

NORTH FAIRMOUNT, SOUTH FAIRMOUNT, WESTWOOD: Harrison Avenue
NORTH FAIRMOUNT, SOUTH FAIRMOUNT, WESTWOOD: Harrison Avenue

The Department of Transportation and Engineering is working to improve safety along Harrison Avenue between Queen City Avenue and the corporation line (near Boudinot Avenue).

The entire 4-mile stretch of the project will be repaved, all signs will be replaced, and six signals will be upgraded.

TOTAL INVESTMENT: $11 MILLION

ESTIMATED COMPLETION: NOVEMBER 2013

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