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Jake Mecklenborg

Jake Mecklenborg joined UrbanCincy in 2009, contributing original articles, photographs, and videos. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1996. Jake went on to study at the University of Tennessee and Ohio University. His book, Cincinnati’s Incomplete Subway: The Complete History, was published by The History Press in 2010. He currently lives on Mulberry Street overlooking Over-the-Rhine.

Everything You Need to Know About the Proposed Elmore Street Viaduct

There's been a lot of discussion about building the Elmore Street Viaduct to better service Cincinnati State, but there's much more history and context to the viaduct than what has been mentioned.

EXCLUSIVE: 43 Photos From the 64th Annual DAAPworks Fashion Show

The University of Cincinnati hosted its annual DAAPworks Fashion Show on May 1. As in the past, UrbanCincy was provided with up-close access in order to photograph one of the biggest events in the city.

PHOTOS: A Recent Sampling of Cincinnati’s Explosive Center City Growth

So much construction has been taking place in the center city that it has prompted city officials to launch a website specifically dedicated to tracking all of it for those living, working and visiting the area. Here is a recent sampling of it.

PHOTOS: The Vertical Expansion and Rebirth of Uptown

As the uptown building boom spreads outward from the heart of the district, it is also continuing its upward march as several projects represent significant height expansions in the region's secondary jobs and population center.

PHOTOS: Uptown’s Building Boom Spreading Outward to New Neighborhoods

While an incredible amount of construction is taking place in Over-the-Rhine and the central business district, uptown neighborhoods like Corryville and Clifton Heights have been experiencing a building boom of their own.