City seeks proposals to redevelop 4 properties with Wednesday night block party

CINCINNATI -- A mansion used to sit on a now-vacant corner lot on Lincoln Avenue in Walnut Hills, according to lifelong neighborhood resident Clarence Taylor.

"I would like to see maybe townhouses, condos possibly, there," he said.

The property is one of four the city is promoting for redevelopment at an "RFP Block Party" at Over-the-Rhine's Union Hall at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1311 Vine St.

"Because the market in Cincinnati is going so well, now is the time to put them out there and try to get some attention," said Greg Huth, deputy director of Cincinnati's Department of Community and Economic Development.

The properties include the Groton lot at Garfield Place Downtown, 830 Lincoln Ave. in Walnut Hills, 3916 Reading Road in North Avondale and 3540 Ibsen Ave. in Oakley. 

Click here for more information about the properties and click here to RSVP for the block party.

Additionally, the city is looking for someone who can design an app to help make parking easier.

"Because right now, you come Downtown, if you don't know where the lots are, you don't know where the spots are," Huth said. "You do a lot of cruising."

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