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SW Ohio continued its hot streak in the latest distribution of historic preservation tax credits from the Ohio Development Services Agency. The tax credits will save dozens of historic buildings from the wrecking ball, and spur millions in private investment.
With the closing of Champion Paper Mill on Hamilton's west side, a former freight rail corridor is now no longer needed, and city officials are looking at what it might take to acquire and turn the space into an urban trail.
The Consortium for Ongoing Reinvestment Efforts has, so far, been incredibly successful with their redevelopment efforts in downtown Hamilton. Now they're looking to take that success across the river to Main Street.
Hamilton has long been plagued by negative perceptions. But since 2011, the county seat of Butler County has been seeing improved perceptions, according to results from the National Citizen Survey.
The efforts to breathe new life into Hamilton's center city are paying off with new residents and businesses, but now are also getting the city positive national attention for their smart growth principals.