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Park Hills hosting community meeting Wednesday to gather ideas for developing Amsterdam Road

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 07:49:56-04

PARK HILLS, Ky. -- The future of one of the few remaining green spaces in town could take shape Wednesday night as Park Hills holds a community meeting to decide what to do with five acres of undeveloped land along Amsterdam Road.

Mayor Matt Mattone called Amsterdam Valley the gateway into Covington and Devou Park complete with beautiful views over the downtown Cincinnati skyline.

"It's kind of been an afterthought. There's two spaces between two roads. We mow them, but could this be more?" asked Mattone.

Mattone will host a meeting with residents at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Heights on Dixie Highway to gather ideas for the space. He said a plan to build condominiums on the site has been floated, but that presents some infrastructure challenges.

The forum will give Park Hills residents a voice they haven't had on other projects, such as when the former Park Hills Elementary School, which was being used by Gateway Community and Technical College, was sold to Condoview LLC.

"It's really the last piece of undeveloped land in the city where we might potentially be able to create a space," said Park Hills resident Howard Nemeroff.