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Cincinnati City Council passes zoning reforms, including reduced parking mandates

Cincinnati City Council passes zoning reforms, including reduced parking mandates

Vehicles spend most of their time parked. And because of that, for years cities have dictated how many parking spots developers should include based on sometimes arbitrary numbers. But do those numbers still make sense and could reducing them allow for more housing and development? An increasing number of cities are getting rid of those so-called parking mandates or parking minimums, including Cincinnati.  Cincinnati changes  […]

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Cincinnati wants to make zoning changes. How quickly can those changes result in more housing? 

Cincinnati wants to make zoning changes. How quickly can those changes result in more housing? 

Creators of Cincinnati’s proposed zoning reform plan, known as “Connected Communities,” are shopping it around in the neighborhoods it would affect. The plan targets business districts and transit corridors to increase housing in those areas.  City planners crafted “Connected Communities” over 18 months. Residents of Bond Hill and Price Hill learned more about the six-tiered plan in public meetings in February and March. Residents from […]

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Developers are getting creative with empty office buildings. How many of them can be turned into housing? 

Developers are getting creative with empty office buildings. How many of them can be turned into housing? 

Look around downtown Cincinnati and Dayton and you’ll find plenty of available office space. Dayton’s Fifth Third Bank Center and Stratacache, formerly known as Kettering Tower, sit half empty. In Cincinnati, Atrium I and II have no shortage of available space for lease. And the 27-story URS tower on East Seventh Street was 77-percent vacant before being sold to a developer in March 2024.   Why […]

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Is a Cincinnati response to out-of-town investors now a national model for preserving local affordable housing?

Is a Cincinnati response to out-of-town investors now a national model for preserving local affordable housing?

Two years after it bought nearly 200 neglected rental properties from an out-of-town real estate company to sell as affordable housing, Cincinnati’s The Port (short for Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority) is still getting attention from many U.S. cities who hope to copy it, including St. Louis, Kansas City and Atlanta. Milwaukee, who also reached out to The Port, is already working to increase […]

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Letter from the Executive Producer

Letter from the Executive Producer

A greeting from behind-the-scenes, and a vision for uplifting solutions in our communities.

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A Winter Delight: Cinnamon Star Bread 🌟

A Winter Delight: Cinnamon Star Bread 🌟

A winter masterpiece: Cinnamon Star Bread! 🌟 Embark on a winter baking adventure with a step-by-step tutorial for Cinnamon Star Bread! Join Stephanie as she guides you through the enchanting process of creating this festive treat. Perfect for cozy gatherings and holiday celebrations. Get ready to fill your home with the sweet aroma of cinnamon and create delicious memories! Ingredients Dough 2 cups (240 grams) […]

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The perfect holiday treat: Snowflake-shaped Shortbread Cookies

The perfect holiday treat: Snowflake-shaped Shortbread Cookies

Savor the season with Snowflake-shaped Lemon & Pistachio Shortbread Cookies! Discover the winter enchantment of Stephanie’s Snowflake Lemon & Pistachio Shortbread Cookies! Join Stephanie as she guides you through not just baking these delightful treats but also transforming them into intricate snowflake masterpieces. Learn the art of decorating and infuse your holiday with a touch of homemade magic. Let’s create joy, one snowflake at a […]

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Better than your average nut stand – Roasted Ginger Pecans

Better than your average nut stand – Roasted Ginger Pecans

Stephanie shows you how to make Roasted Ginger Pecans! Craving carnival-style roasted nuts at home? Stephanie’s easy recipe lets you make them with your favorite nuts, adding unique flavors like ginger or cinnamon. Impress your guests at fall and winter gatherings with this delightful homemade treat. Perfect for snacking or gifting!

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The Perfect Party Snack | Pull-Apart Bread Wreath!

The Perfect Party Snack | Pull-Apart Bread Wreath!

Stephanie makes the perfect party snack: Pull-Apart Bread Wreath! Make your party unforgettable with Stephanie’s Pull-Apart Bread Wreath! Stuffed with prosciutto, Gruyere, and basil pesto, this one is a definite crowd-pleaser! Perfect for gatherings, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with this savory showstopper! Ingredients Bread 2/3 cup + 3 Tbs whole milk, warmed 2 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 3 cups bread […]

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Elevate Your Autumn Sweets – Marzipan Pumpkins 🎃🍁

Elevate Your Autumn Sweets – Marzipan Pumpkins 🎃🍁

Stephanie Shows You How to Make Marzipan Pumpkins! Perfect for adding a touch of fall magic to your desserts, these intricately crafted pumpkins are the epitome of autumnal charm. Learn the art of shaping and coloring marzipan, transforming simple ingredients into miniature harvest treasures. Whether adorning pies, cupcakes, or cakes, these delightful pumpkin garnishes will elevate your autumn sweets to a whole new level!

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