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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - June 26, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioBusiness District planners hired for Montgomery Montgomery Council wednesday authorized the hiring of Vogt Sage and Pflum planning consultants to develop an in depth plan for the City a business District. The six month $7,000 Library Obio hi3torisal Sec Isis Veha al ii study will encompass both historic sections and newly developed areas of the business District from schoolhouse be. To the Southern corporation limits. Among other things the planners can be expected to rewrite the City a zoning code to include two new retail a a a business zones one for the historic area from Remington re. South and one for the newer business area from Remington re. To schoolhouse be. The planners Are also charged with making a base map of the entire business area identifying historical Sites recommending ways of financing historical renovation and suggesting legislation that will help preserve historical areas. Howard Smith chairman of the planning annd zoning committee of Council said he Hopes the study will serve to establish new zoning rules identify architectural reference Points that May inspire Usine Samen planning to make changes and suggest ways to improve the Public areas of the business District such As walkways and sidewalks. A this is not an Effort at Urban renewal a Smith said. A fall that we Are going to do is set up a new set of guidelines for the downtown area so when there Are those who want to make changes there will be guidelines there for them to in other business Council voted to table a Resolution that would have Given a contract to build Bike paths to the , Cavett company. Count woman Florence Kennedy chairman of the Parks and Community conservation committee said she expects the Resolution to be approved at the july meeting after the paths Are okayed by police chief Ray Moore. The four foot wide hike ways will be constructed on the West Side of Montgomery re. From Mitchell farms to Pfeiffer re. On the South Side of Pfeiffer to South wind and on the North Side of Pfeiffer from South wind to twinkle be. The project was bid at $28,116. Historic Home stirs debate by Carol Pucci concern for a historical Home and fear of added parking along Cooper re. Were the basis for main objections to a proposed office Complex in Montgomery expressed at a Public hearing thursday. The hearing attended by about 50 persons entered around what is known As the Blackerby property at Cooper re. And main st., now zoned retail a Eland residence a Gerald Westerkamp owner is asking that the property be rezoned office objection came mainly from members of the Montgomery historical society and the Miami Purchase association who Are interested in preserving the Home on the property which they say Datos Back to 1798. Wester Kampus plans include razing the House. Although eight Cooper re. Residents attended the hearing Only one mrs. Joan Kreiser spoke out against the office plan and her words resulted in an outburst of anger by mayor Robert Novak. Mrs. Kreiser said she was concerned that the rezoning would jeopardize the residential character of Cooper re. She then quoted the mayor As saying to her several months ago that he would not care if Cooper re. Was developed commercially. Novak said mrs. Kreiser s comments were a absolute lies and. Were taken out of context. A Madam you Are a liar a he said pointing at her. At the end of the meeting he immediately left the Council Chambers went into his office and shut the door behind him. President of Council Howard Smith attempted to Calm a surprised audience by reaffirming councils intent to keep Cooper re. Residential. Smith said later the zoning request being made by Westerkamp would be an upgrading in zoning for the property because part of it is now zoned retail a Eland office 0 would be More restrictive. The disadvantage of honouring Wester Kanape a request would be that a historic Home would be destroyed Smith said. A the advantage would be to get retail be off that Corner and of it As fast As Smith said Council will probably not make a decision on the rezoning at its july 3 meeting. A the ramifications of this Are much to great to act on it that Early a he said. Meanwhile at least one local business person has expressed an interest in buying the property for the reported $60,000 asking once. Some concern was also expressed at the meeting Over a variance Westerkamp is requesting that would permit Only 30 parking spaces when 45 Are normally required. Residents fear this would mean extra cars would be forced to Park along Cooper re. Early deadline because of the july 4th Holiday suburban life deadlines Are Early this week. News deadline is Friday 5 . Knothole news deadline is monday 10 . Advertising deadline is monday 1 . 19b cold in 4 3 to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 5 00 pm monday display advertising amp news dial 531-0234 a Umi i serving the communities of Blue Ash Montgomery Amberley Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rosti Moynet Dillonvale Ridgewood Mark of circulation int Crity vol. Xiii no. 48 Cincinnati Ohio wednesday june 26, 1974 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234 to serve Northern Montgomery metro proposes express bus route by Maureen Hehman an express bus service from Bethesda North Hospital on Montgomery re. To downtown Cincinnati and Crosstown service from Kenwood shopping Center across Galbraith to Northgate mall Are among new routes proposed by Queen City metro. The proposals were made at round two of metros Community participation meeting held last week. A 12-week study was conducted by engineers and citizens suggestions were tabbed to arrive at the proposed bus routes. Police stations have never looked so Good As in this architect a drawing of the new District four police station to be built at Reading and Asmann re. The new facility will House districts four and seven which will be merged and called District four. Occupancy is expected in october of 1975. Architects Are Gartner Burdick and Bauer Nilsen. This is the f first new police station to be built in Cincinnati in 25 years. District four serves the communities of Pleasia Ridge and Kennedy Heigh facility will merge two districts new police station to House District four District four and District seven will be merged into one District to be housed in a new police station being built at Reading and Asmann ads. Ground breaking for the new facility was june 18. Kennedy Heights and pleasant Ridge Are among the communities served by District four. The new District station will be the first to be built in the City in 17 years. October of 1975 is the expected completion Date. Cost is estimated at $2,-306,000. A this is probably the first police station in the country to be designed with the help of residents which the building will serve a Cincinnati police chief Carl v. Goodin commented. A we must have an efficient building that meets police needs but we also want the Community to Welcome us a neighbors a architects and police ment met with Community members to gather ideas for the new facility. Police stations around the country were also studied. Architects of the new building Are Gartner Burdick Bauer Nilsen. The firm Hopes to avoid the stereotyped a police station look of drab colors and shiny tile surfaces. Attractive colors and Modem offices will be used in station. Other attractions of the facility include holding space for prisoners calling for 12 cel 1b with unbreakable Glass instead of bars. A Multi use auditorium for police train a a ing and for Community use Kitchen included. A wheel chair entrances. Secure roof top for police with Entrance off Reading re. Planned facilities for policewomen. Contemporary sculpture by Loveland artist Dave Camelli. Art displays by local school children. Final decision on bus routes will be in the hands of the Southwest Ohio regional transit authority sort Cincinnati City Council and suburban governments. The new express service is proposed for route 4. Areas adjacent to Montgomery re. Would also be served by legs of the route 4 express. The express buses would run every four to five minutes during morning Rush hours and every five to seven minutes in the evening. The bus would travel the main arteries of Montgomery and adjacent roads via 1-75. The route would use 1-71 when that Highway is completed. Other proposed routing on regular 4 and express route 4 Are Deer Park and Silver ton turn backs would be discontinued on weekdays. The Highland Grove leg of route 4 discontinued. Service to Ken Ridge on regular route 4 would be discontinued. Midday service on the Madeira route 4 would be discontinued but service a Ottok this route extends service to Kenwood shopping areas and to new subdivisions in Montgomery. The route would operate from Kenwood mall via Kenwood to Galbraith to Montgomery to Mitchell farm to Zig Zag to Jolain to Tollgate. To school House to Montgomery to Bethesda North Hospital. The Blue Ash leg of regular route 4 would extend Day service to the University of Cincinnati at Blue Ash via Blue Ash to Cooper to Brown to wast to Hunt to Plainfield to us. A saturday service to the Kenwood mail and Plaza would be extended to the Bethesda North Hospital. Saturday service from Silverton would be extended. Sunday service to Kenwood would be increased. All these changes Are As yet proposals. Planning engineers sorta metro Ana area residents have helped put the study together. Making the proposals reality is up to the sorta Board City Council and the suburban communities. Funding is one immediate problem. The metro is funded by Cincinnati income tax and by fares. Metro cannot under present contract provide Eer 10re Creek inside Ciuc Johnson nature preserve opens Page 7. Kennedy Heights outstanding citizen Page 3. Pee wee All stars paf.8. 2. Editors goodbye Page offices subject of zone change Page 3. A Luken to be in Silverton Page 3. Pig roast in Park planned arson charged in Silverton explosion Ray Wilham 478599 Kellogg ave., was indicted on charges of arson by a Hamilton county grand jury Friday in connection with a Blaze that destroyed three Plainfield re. Buildings april 6. Wilham was arraigned yesterday. His Case will be heard in Hamilton county common pleas court. The indictment followed Over two months of intense investigation by Silverton police and county authorities. Police believe gasoline spilled in the creative Coiffe Urs building 6930 Plainfield was the cause of an explosion which did an estimated $300,000 to $500,000 damage to the Beauty shop Krombholz jewellers 6928 Plainfield and the suburban nursing Home office �30 Plainfield. Read Csini classifieds to see if you be won tickets to e reds game. Silverton Council okays City picnic Silverton City Council voted last thursday night to allow Silverton Community Council to use Silverton Park for a Community picnic. The Community Council plans to involve the entire Community in a giant pig roast with a tentative Date of aug. 4. Council also voted to Fot bids for a new Leaf collector five arrested four juveniles and one Blue Ash Man were charged with Possession of an Hallucinogen by Blue Ash police june 17. The juveniles All 16 and 17 year Olds from Montgomery and Blue Ash and Howard c. Hoffman 9390 Blue Ash rd., were arrested in a car parked outside Angelou a pizza 9471 Kenwood re. Independence Boulevard a a Miami ave. In Madeira will be known As Independence Boulevard on july 4, mayor Dan Mcdonald has proclaimed. To replace a Twenty five year old machine. Replacement of a damaged fire hydrant on Alpine ave. Will Cost the City $2.400. A proposal was made by councilman Thomas Clinton to relocate or somehow protect a hydrant located at Stewart and Montgomery ads. The hydrant is now connected to a six Inch water main. Fire chief Howard Newman suggested moving the hydrant to connect with a 16 Inch water main closer to the site of the new apartments being built on Montgomery re. Cost to relocate the hydrant is $4,-600, according to Clinton. Seven to eight thousand dollars of Revenue sharing funds have been earmarked for a modernized filing system for the police department. Councilman John doll brought up discussion of a sewer leak on Thornton or. The leak has undermined the Street surf Nee. Council said it would try to get action on repair of the leak from the metropolitan sewer District. Councilwoman Helen Cassidy announced that a Park play Leader has been hired. Mrs. Nancy Kerr physical education teacher at st. Johns will be at Silverton Park july 9 through aug. 23, tuesday Friday 1-4 . She will direct activities for All Ages including volleyball tether Ball shuffle Board Tennis and organized games. Passes to Silverton Pool Are still available although Community Center opens an open House at the pleasant Ridge Community Center sunday afternoon signalled the Start of summer activities at the new facility with program for families and for individuals. A formal dedication ceremony is planned for july. Monday was the first foil Day of operation for the Long awaited Center which will be open weekdays from 10 . To 8 . Activities include Tennis arts and crafts projects coed volleyball softball Field trips and the summer program for youth. Adult programs include ceramics mens and women fitness classes and family nights. Special programs will include tots and tykes teen nights superstars Competition and the annual trip to Lesourd Ville. The Only facility not available is the swimming Pool which is not completed because of the recent construction workers strike. The staff is headed by Gary King a Veteran pleasant Ridge Park recreation director Rosemary Meinders Tom Bohannon and Gary Vought summer assistants Are Sharon Rieke Dave Bondi Lauren Rosenberg and Gale Johnson. Vices to suburban cities except on a break even basis. Metro May however legitimately provide service to persons who work iii Cincinnati and pay City taxes but who live outside the Eity. This puts metro in something of a bind because Federal transit Money used by metro is available on the condition that the transit system be a truly regional one. Metro would ideally like to get financial participation from suburban cities through an income or other form of tax. Alternative forms of funding include charging a zone rate fee for out of City riders. This method would take away credibility from the claim of having a truly regional system and it could result in problems getting Federal funds. Metro has some other plans on the drawing Board. One proposal is a weekend arts and culture bus travelling to it. Adams the Art museum. Eden Park the zoo and other Points of Pride to Cincinnat ians. North express metro bus service is proposed from Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery to downtown Cincinnati. This map shows the proposed routes from Montgomery and other suburban communities adjacent to Montgomery re. The proposals Are a result of a planning study by metro which included polling area residents. Response to the Pool program has been very Good according to Cassidy. In other action a Council authorized fire chief Newman to use a City vehicle to attend a fire chiefs convention in Springfield Ohio july 20 a clerk Joe Pohlman has sent letters to residents with past due garbage collection Bills. He suggest payment before the matter is brought to court. A the mayor reported an income of $2,271 in court Cost fines and Bond forfeitures Between May 8 and june 18. A a Cincinnati Gas and electric has Cut its charge to Silverton customers by one cent for cooking and water and three to 12 cents a month for Gas heating. The Utility company raised rates by $1.66 last month. Petit theft Steve Foster reported that his Wallet contained $33 was taken from his pants left in the Silverton municipal building Kitchen last Friday. No fireworks civic league fete set for july the Blue Ash civic league annual festival will be held this year july 2, 3 and 4, 6-11 30 . On the civic league grounds Alma ave. The traditional fireworks on july 4 will be eliminated this year because of expense. Police and civic league members met last week to discuss the festival and safety precautions that will be taken due to a mini riot that erupted there last year. Police chief Ron Sturgill said it was agreed that Beer will be sold on the festival grounds but that no one would be allowed to bring alcohol into the Park. A this is one of their big Money makers. We Felt that it would just about wipe them out if we eliminated it a Sturgill said. Last year after the riot Sturgill was quoted As saying he would not like to see Beer allowed at future festivals. Sturgill emphasized that police Protection would be adequate with five to six officers on duty july 2 and 3 and As Many As 18 on the 4th of july. A we will have plenty of Protection for anyone who wants to come a Sturgill said. Two Blue Ash policemen whose watches were damaged during last years disturbances will be Given new watches by the civic league july 2 at 5 45 . Blue an patrolman Spencer Poppe and Forest Park patrolman Roger Mchugh will be honoured. The festival will include rides Booths refreshments and drawings for Cash Prises

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