Warsaw Avenue gets a glow-up with new lights and artwork to enhance community

Posted at 5:54 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 19:19:16-05

CINCINNATI — East Price Hill is, literally, flipping the switch on their community Tuesday evening for a better and brighter future along Warsaw Avenue.

The 90-Day Neighborhood Enhancement Program has included East Price Hill as the 27th community brightened and improved in the area. It begins with brightening up areas along Warsaw Avenue, and showcasing artwork at intersections along the stretch of road.

Tuesday night, neighbors equipped with glow sticks toured some of the buildings in the area that were lit up for the occasion.

"We're really excited to see this as a major start towards turning our business district back around, bringing more life back to it, and making it more of a place for the community to live, work and play," said Sheila Rosenthal, president of the East Price Hill Improvement Association Community Council.

Artwork from seven local students is being displayed throughout the Warsaw Avenue area. In addition, improvements to intersections and building renovations are being designed to attract businesses and open up doors for potential residential areas.

The new lights along the avenue are permanent, and the community will have the ability to change the colors of certain lights through a smartphone app. The community also has plans to renovate more buildings along Warsaw Avenue to improve the area.