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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - June 17, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioTo rest tuesday june t7,1980 �0 Oun cart subu�6�n pro a inc a Asfalt re in nth Homes to be razed in it. Washington Block Oxford place was barricaded recently in order to allow construction of a Small pedestrian Park at that streets intersection with Beechmont. By blocking off the Street the City and the businesses in the District Hope to encourage parking in the lot behind the businesses and increase pedestrian shopping. By Oxford place and Corbly Road. There Are currently spaces for 46 automobiles behind the businesses on the Block and using the area where the houses is and would afford additional parking in a continuous arrangement with existing lots. In a development plan drawn up by the City in cooperation with the Curc it is noted that parking in the business District can be improved a through coordinated efforts of individual property owners and business people by removing barriers which reduce the parking into Small inefficient Croxton said not All the business people in the area where the parking lot would be created Are not the property owners complicating the process of urging them to help with parking lot construction. A some of the people Arentt property owners a he said a so there May be a Little problem there. But we Hope everyone will see that this can help the whole at the Eastern end of the the it. Washington Community Urban redevelopment corporation Curc has been informed by the City of Cincinnati that three Homes Are scheduled to be torn Down near the it. Washington business District to make room for parking spaces behind several area businesses. As part of efforts to improve the shopping environment in the business District the Curc has enacted several improvements and plans for improvements along the Beechmont Avenue strip in the business District. John Croxton who has helped coordinate efforts with the City to have the houses razed said the project should be finished by the end of july. The razing of the houses however is a a first step in establishing Large common parking lots for businesses. A in creating a common lot for the Block things become a Little More complicated but this is a big first step a Croxton said. A we will try to work something out with the adjacent business fora common the Block involved is bordered Curc members have said the availability of Oxford place As a Safe pedestrian area the presence of the Park and the construction of a Large common parking lot would stimulate the use of the business District. Cooling off other improvements in the business District have included sidewalk tree plantings plans for encouragement of improved signage in the District and improvement of pedestrian Access and travel in the area. Daring As others and some needed coaxing into the water even when equipped with water wings. Sunday was the first Day of the season the Pool was open. Journal photo Macconnell. Fathers Day activities were not the Only thing that went on in the area sunday. The hot Sun gave Way to the Cool of the it. Washington swimming Pool near it. Washington school on Mears Avenue. Not every swimmer was As information to he available Newtown while still publishing its monthly newsletter. A donations have been coming in very Well recently and we will be Able to take the necessary Money for the project from what we already have a Kinney said. A local Printer he said gave a a very rough estimate of $100 to $120�?� for production of the booklets. A joint meeting of the two organizations is planned to make the final decisions about items should be included in the Booklet. A when we get a rough idea what should be included a Kinney said a a we la go to a meeting of both groups and see if anything was left out. A Kinney said the idea for the Booklet was suggested to mayor John Russell by a Village resident. Russell then turned the idea Over to the concerned. Citizens of Newtown and the Newtown civic league. Burrows and Kinney said no specific dates have yet been set for information deadlines or publication of the Booklet. Thought about things like a Welcome information about important ordinances and phone numbers for police fire town Hall and life squad. Hopefully we can put in things people want to know. If we put it All in one place it should make life easier for people just moving into the tentative plans for distribution of the Booklet Burrows said involve delivery to each Home in the Village. After that distribution a Block watch program for new Village residents will be set up. As each new family moves into Newtown they will be Given one of the booklets. Kinney said the project is still in its Early stages with the concerned citizens and the civic league just beginning to discuss the specific Points of information which should be included in the Booklet. A we just received a copy of the Village ordinances and we re planning to boil them Down to a Point where they Are easy to understand a Kinney said. A people would probably like to know about things like our ordinances prohibiting junk and litter in Yards the Weed ordinance the parking lot paving ordinance things like funds for the project Are coming from the concerned citizens and from the civic league Kinney said. Donations to the concerned. Citizens have been a very generous a Kinney said allowing the group to undertake the Booklet project finances history and other important information for Newtown residents. Dallas Kinney Secretary of the concerned citizens said plans for the Booklet include a Welcome to the Village and a list of important Telephone numbers. A we Are just beginning to get the idea together and figure out som of the things we May want to include in the Booklet a Kinney said. A so far we be present and future residents of Newtown May Benefit from a plan by the Newtown civic league and the concerned citizens of Newtown to publish a Booklet containing vital information about the Village. Ann Burrows Secretary of the civic league said the Booklet will contain a everything anyone should know about the Village. Although it has not been compiled yet plans for the Booklet include information on or landings decision due Posen is of the project have called the Resolution if passed a Victory. The opposition has entered around the fact that the Eastern half of the proposed project would be built in an area which is now zoned for single family . That Section of the project has been called incompatible with existing zoning and area residents have said a change in the zoning would create a a Domino effects pressuring other land owners to Seal land in order to have it developed As Muhi family housing. Neither Graue nor his spokesman Engineer John Sansalone have indicated anything about plans for the land if the commissioners plan is approved. The Hamilton county Rural zoning commission and the regional planning commission have rejected the Graue plan making necessary a unanimous vote by the commissioners if the entire project including zone changes on both sections of land were to be approved. Quot a decision is expected tomorrow on a zone change for the landings a 158-unit condominium project off Nimitz View drive in Anderson township. The Hamilton county commissioners have asked the regional planning commission to prepare a Resolution which would allow a zone change on part of the 18.7 acre parcel while denying a change on the other part. The commissioners were to vote on the Issue last wednesday but commissioner Norman Murdock was called out town unexpectedly causing a delay in the vote. Angela Detzel clerk of the commission said last week that although the feelings of the commissioners could change by the time they vote on the Issue it is expected that they will approve the Resolution they had drawn up. The Resolution would allow Developer Joe Graue to build condominiums on approximately half of the land while keeping the zoning of the remaining half intact of Section 8 housing topic of debate provide subsidized housing opportunities for the Low and moderate income Lamillar have sparked major controversies in Many area of Hamilton county particularly in it. Washington. Many it. Washington area residents and civic organizations have actively opposed the construction of a Section 8 project called woodwinds in the Vicinity of Beechmont and Salvador avenues. In response to this controversy the City of Cincinnati has attempted to redefine the role of neighbourhood groups in approving locations for Section 8 avenues. In response to this controversy the City of Cincinnati has attempted to redefine the role of neighbourhood groups in approving locations for Section 8 developments. Ample Opportunity will be provided for questions from the audience to both speakers. The meeting is open to the general Public and refreshments will be served. The first w Ard democratic club will Host a debate on the topic of Section 8 housing and the role of neighbourhood groups at its meeting on june 24. The meeting will take place at 8 . At the it. W Ashington american legion Post 484, 1837 Sutton ave. Is. Pat Crum a Long time neighbourhood activist and past president of the coalition of neighbourhoods will speak in favor of neighbourhood control Over the location of Section 8 developments. Is. Kathy Gibbons housing officer for the Ohio Kentucky Indiana regional Council of governments will speak to the limits neighbourhood control. In recent months Section 8 housing developments that benefits Harbour a Craft table will be set up in the Kroger store in it. Washington saturday from 9 to 5 . To Benefit the Jody Harbour fund. Jody Harbour is currently in a coma after being overcome by Carbon monoxide fumes two years ago. She is a resident of Salem Park nursing Home hey neighbor9 ill be stopping by your place within the next couple Days collecting for my services of delivering you the journal. I sure Hope you la make my Job Complete by being a paid subscriber and help me in competing for a trip to Kings Island for me and my Friend. Wont you please consider on helping me. 1 really would appreciate it. Thanks so much your Carrier Rhonda f. Of Anderson township wanted to sell her Pool table and decided to try a classified and in the journal. It did no to take much word age to get her message across a Pool table. Like new regulation size in slate 232-0000.�?� when she sent in. Her Check to pay for the and she enclosed an unsolicited note a we received Many More phone Calls than we expected. We sold our Pool table before the second time our and ran. We will continue to use your paper for All needs. Thank you mrs. thank you mrs. F. You can have the same results As mrs. F. With Selling any unneeded items and picking up some extra Money. Just pick up the phone and Call the journals helpful advisors at 528-1111. Do it today this week in Forest Hills Anderson High school s Brian Magnarini is 16 Yea sold and has been diving for 10 years. His perseverance has paid off with interest however since he was recently picked As a High school All american. See Page 6 for All the details on a gifted and dedicated athlete. June 19 through june22 will be special Days for those interested in arte and crafts. Beechmont mall is hosting a show which will feature exhibits of almost every kind imaginable by artists and Craft workers see Page 15 for the full Story brides business classified s editorial i 8 restaurants 14 Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244528-1111 saturation coverage a a Anderson township it. Washing Newtown California every 1 say and Friday. Circulation to Ifim audited by b a cd Taal of Library construction continues it ont Rution is proceeding on the Anderson Branch Library at the Corner of the five mile on Nee Tor and state Road. The Structure which Sill he the largest in the Hamilton county Cincinnati system is now under roof and construction continues daily. The Library is scheduled to open in 1981. Journal photo

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