Transforming Vacancy in Walnut Hills: Relocal Analysis

Photo credit: Cara Bertron

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Client: Cincinnati Preservation Association and Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation

Date: 2015

Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills neighborhood is on an upswing. The Relocal tool was applied to Walnut Hills to provide a data-based framework for coordinating these efforts. Parcel characteristics were analyzed within six subareas using nearly 70 quantitative metrics and a community-wide priority survey. The results yield an array of practical recommendations for treating and reusing apparent liabilities—vacant buildings and empty lots—in a way that strategically contributes to the vitality of the surrounding area and improves quality of life for residents.

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