River-West’s two largest current initiatives are the design and construction of the Ohio River Trail West from Downtown Cincinnati to Shawnee Lookout near the Indiana border, and Price Landing Park on a quarter-mile of unused riverfront property in Lower Price Hill. Both projects have the potential to be utterly transformative for the west side. Learn more about them here…
In the spring of 2007 the River-West Working Group had its inaugural meeting.
We promote recreational opportunities, transportation alternatives, land use and development along Greater Cincinnati’s Western Riverfront and its hillsides that enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of our communities.
To accomplish our Mission, we:
- Support neighborhoods, community councils, other organizations, businesses, governments and agencies by encouraging cooperation in its achievement.
- Educate stakeholders about our Mission’s benefits, including better health, neighborhood connections, economic opportunity, property valuations, customer attraction, workplace amenities and other factors.
- Value the contributions and viewpoints of our industrial, transportation and commercial neighbors.
- Research information on existing land uses, plans and proposed projects, and academic and other studies to inform our positions.
- Leverage local government funding by securing grants from other public and private sources
- Appreciate the scenic Ohio River, its hillsides, our neighborhoods’ characters and other quality of life assets as significant economic values to be considered along with the direct values of development.
Our group exists to support the neighborhoods it serves as represented by the community councils of Lower Price Hill, East Price Hill, West Price Hill, Sedamsville, Riverside and Sayler Park, as well as the Villages of Addyston, North Bend, and Cleves. Development issues include transportation, zoning designations, tax incentives, and community amenities. Issues addressed generally affect at least two neighborhoods. We seek productive interactions with the City and County Administration, City Council and other agencies. We value and seek the viewpoints of our all neighbors including industrial and commercial. We seek a balance between what is here and what could be here.