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David A. Emery
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.
Hamilton city officials are looking for public feedback on a list of items that will help form the city's action plan over the next year. The results will be included with applications for funds and assistance from HUD.
After months of delay, project officials say they are in the home stretch of an $8.5M project that Hamilton city officials hope will transform its primary business corridor.
The long-vacant Elder-Beerman department store in downtown Hamilton will soon find new life; and one of its major anchors includes an organic grocery.
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