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Feedback Desired on Riverfront Gateway Project Ideas

Online survey to gather public opinion regarding Kellogg Avenue transportation issues, safety, pedestrian access, aesthetics and more.

A city-township project to enhance the Kellogg Avenue entertainment district gateway is moving ahead this spring, and now project developers want your thoughts. Anderson Township and the city of Cincinnati have kept their Riverfront Gateway Project on track this spring, despite changes arising in government operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During late winter and early spring, MSP Design and township leadership met with business owners in California and along the Kellogg Avenue entertainment district and gathered their ideas. They also walked the riverfront corridor. Along with public suggestions, planners are creating a vision for the area, including wayfinding improvements, gateway upgrades at I-275 and Kellogg, streetscape and pedestrian upgrades and suggestions for traffic facilitation during peak events. Since public gathering in large groups is still limited (due to COVID-19 concerns) Planning and Zoning Director Paul Drury said all public commentary on the design recommendations will be gathered through an online survey. A draft with suggested improvements for the Riverfront District will be presented in video form online later this summer, and residents will again be invited to respond to ideas, Drury said.

Trustee Chair Josh Gerth said he was glad work on the project could continue this year, despite shutdowns on several fronts. “As the front door to the Anderson entertainment district, it's exciting to see we are moving ahead with this project,” he said. “This area has such a potential to both the city of Cincinnati and Anderson Township,” said Drury. “There is a regional draw to the entertainment uses in the township, and a local draw to the small businesses in California. Both areas will benefit by recommendations of improvements to the area as a result of this planning study.”

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