The UrbanCincy Podcast

Episode #17: Kevin Wright of Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation

Kevin Wright of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation joins us to discuss the past, present, and future of Walnut Hills.

Kevin Wright

On the 17th episode of The UrbanCincy Podcast, we’re joined by Kevin Wright, Executive Director of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation.

We discuss the neighborhood’s history and how various changes have impacted Walnut Hills over the years. Kevin explains how the new direction taken by the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation has resulted already in positive changes, such as the Buy 25 program, the two-way conversion of Taft and McMillan Streets, and several buildings that are being preserved and restored by WHRF.

Kevin explains how Walnut Hills will benefit from younger generations that want a single-family home close to the urban core. Finally, we discuss how the casino, a new I-71 interchange, and other projects around Uptown would affect Walnut Hills.

By Travis Estell

Travis joined UrbanCincy in 2009 as a contributor, and quickly took over technical responsibilities for the site. After growing up in Cincinnati’s east side in Goshen, Travis earned an Electronic Media degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2009. Since then, Travis has been working throughout the United States as a web development consultant. After living in Clifton Heights, Northside, and Over-the-Rhine, Travis now resides in Cincinnati’s Central Business District.