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Stepping Out Downtown

Convention Center/Elm Street Plaza Update

July 23rd, 2024, 5 pm

805 Central Ave, 7th Floor (Griessel Conf Room)

DRC has been invited to a community forum on July 23 @ 5 pm, 805 Central Ave, 7th Floor (Griessel Conf Room). 3CDC would appreciate your input on Elm St Plaza and will also provide timing on construction, street closures, and other important to know info. Plan to come!

DRC Reds Outing

7:30 pm Jul 30, 2024

Great American Ballpark

We have a DRC Cincinnati Reds outing planned for Tues, July 30, 7:10 pm game vs the Cubs. Tuesdays are 3-2-1 nights meaning $3.00 beers, $2.00 beers and $1.00 ice cream. We are holding a block of seats in section 110. Use this link to pu

DRC Monthly Meeting

6 pm Aug 13, 2024

First Financial Bank, 4th & Vine

Please join us for our regularly scheduled monthly meeting. We will meet on the first floor in the bank's Innovation Room, which seats around 70. We will hear reports describing recent downtown activities as well as from Cincinnati police

Be Sure to See…

A helpful resource to share with those who are at risk or experiencing homelessness: 

Central Access Point (CAP) Helpline (513-381-SAFE)

This line assists community members experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. They can access information about services, check for space in emergency shelters, and be placed into housing programs.

Anyone experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness can call to get information about services. And check for space in shelters and other homeless programs. Trained Intake Specialists determine if the caller needs shelter immediately. Or if a referral to a homelessness prevention program is an option.

Help Stop Panhandling. Cincinnati has a very detailed law controlling panhandling. See how it protects you. Additionally, here is a helpful brochure on how you, your neighbors and your colleagues can make change without providing spare change.

Secure Your Vehicle. Learn more about how you can better secure your vehicle with this downloadable brochure from the Cincinnati Police Department.

Don’t Miss Today…

Convention Center/Elm Street Plaza Update
5 pm Jul 23, 2024
805 Central Avenue, 7thFloor Griessel Conf Room more…

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Membership has its benefits! A growing number of downtown merchants offer discounts to DRC members. See our current list. Why not join today?

We Meet Monthly

We’re meeting in person again! Please join us at 6 pm the second Tuesday. Check our calendar page for the current month’s location. Minutes for our last 12 meetings are here.

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New Affordable Housing Now Available

The Barrister at 214-216 E. Ninth St. has opened as the first affordable housing project downtown in decades. Over-the-Rhine Community Housing and Urban Sites partnered in the 44-apartment development featuring efficiency and one, two and three bedroom units. Rents range from a low of $400 for some efficiencies to $1,485. Ribbon-cutting for the project was March 7, 2024. A video of the ceremony can be viewed here.

DRC Board Welcomes Tracey Johnson

At the April general meeting, DRC members voted to add Tracey Johnson to the board. A resident of the Convention Center District, Tracey will coordinate all the digital functions for the organization.

Paving the Way

Moving around downtown safely is an issue that a lot of residents are concerned with. If you think a sidewalk is in poor condition and a possible trip hazard, the best way to report the problem is to use the City’s Citizen Service Request options. That includes calling 311, visiting https://cagis.hamilton-co.org/311/, or using the 311Cincy app on a smart phone.

Our Downtown on the Move

Downtown Cincinnati is now home to over 6,000 residents (over 15,000 in the greater market area, which includes OTR, Pendleton and the West End), with more arriving every month as new condos and apartment homes are completed. The Downtown Residents Council works to develop a community atmosphere, conducts projects to improve the quality of life, and voices concerns of residents at City Hall.

We work closely with the Police Department on safety issues and 3CDC on development and promotion efforts.

Help Us Stop Graffiti! Call it in!

If you see graffiti on a building, sidewalk, rack, etc. please help us get rid of it ASAP. The longer graffiti stays up, the greater the invitation for more. Please contact 3CDC Safe and Clean Manager David Vissman when you see graffiti. David will dispatch a team to photograph it, report it to the police and remove it. David’s number is 8598-866-5224.

Ambassador Hotline. To contact a 3CDC Safe and Clean Ambassador, call their hotline at: 513-623-3429. In an emergency, always call 911.