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This Week in Soapbox – 4/6

This Week in Soapbox, UrbanCincy has the following seven stories to check out. Read about an innovative solar project in Oakley, Price Hill’s showcase of homes, the newly dubbed Cincinnati Restaurant Row, a new medical building in Corryville, boutique bowling coming to Nky, and two feature stories this week focusing on Cincinnati’s status as a king of beers and the city’s art collective consciousness.

If you’re interested in staying in touch with some of the latest development news in Cincinnati please check out this week’s stories and sign up for the weekly E-Zine sent out by Soapbox Cincinnati. Also be sure to become a fan of Soapbox on Facebook!

TWIS 4/6/10:

  • Brazee Street Studios installing innovative tubular solar panelsfull article
  • Price Hill to showcase community, impressive housing stockfull article
  • New urban retail specialists developing a plan for Cincinnati’s center cityfull article
  • Medical building rising in Uptown’s Corryville neighborhood full article
  • Boutique bowling lounge to open at Newport on the Levee full article
  • King of Beers (feature story)full article
  • Cincinnati’s Art Collective Consciousness (feature story)full article
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This Week in Soapbox – 3/9

This Week in Soapbox UrbanCincy has the following nine stories that you must check out. Read about the American Sign Museum’s future Camp Washington home, Downtown’s new LEED demonstration center, Cincinnati’s NEP in Mt. Washington, green infrastructure projects, the Covington Neighborhood Summit, the growth of Cincinnati’s first gelato company, a local PR firm telling the city’s story, and two tremendous feature stories.

If you’re interested in staying in touch with some of the latest development news in Cincinnati please check out this week’s stories and sign up for the weekly E-Zine sent out by Soapbox Cincinnati. Also be sure to become a fan of Soapbox on Facebook!

TWIS 3/9/10:

  • American Sign Museum hopes to move into renovated Camp Washington building by 2012full article
  • GreenSource Cincinnati to celebrate grand opening downtownfull article
  • Acclaimed Neighborhood Enhancement Program rolls into Mt. Washingtonfull article
  • Cincinnati using innovative techniques to green city’s infrastructurefull article
  • Covington Neighborhood Summit to explore sense of communityfull article
  • Cincy’s first gelato company expands with “Dipping Stand”full article
  • PB&J promotes the good life in Cincinnatifull article
  • Cincinnati Wine Entrepreneur Finds Inspiration In Heritage (feature story)full article
  • Let The Games Begin (feature story)full article
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Madison Road getting $5.76M makeover through Oakley

The City of Cincinnati will begin work on Madison Road from Ridge Avenue to Oakley Square’s eastern edge at Allston Street (map) this February. The work, valued at $5.76 million, will be performed by Adleta Construction and last through November 2010.

Just over $4 million will come from Cincinnati Water Works for the installation of new water mains according to Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering (DOTE) officials. Concurrently, another $1.54 million will be invested by the City for additional infrastructure improvements to the stretch of roadway.

“The project improves the geometrics of the intersection of Madison Road and Ridge Avenue to allow all vehicular turning movements to maneuver safely and decrease accidents,” said DOTE Senior Engineer Danny Jones who also stated that the project is in coordination with the Kennedy Connector plan.

The City will also make streetscaping improvements in the Oakley Business District that will include the following in addition to new sidewalks, walls and steps under the railroad overpass on Madison Road.

  • Sidewalk & Curb Replacements
  • New Street Trees
  • Installation of Decorative Signs & Meter Posts
  • Pedestrian Level Lighting

During construction City officials state that one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction along Madison Road, but encourage drivers to use extra caution and reduced speeds through the area.

Oakley Business District photo by reyerd on Flickr.

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Support the Know

There is a fun opportunity coming up that will help a local non-profit arts organization. Kona Bistro, in Oakley, will be hosting the Know Theatre of Cincinnati on August 27th as part of a weekly fundraiser (see Community Nights) that starts at 6pm and lasts until 9pm.

The Know Theatre of Cincinnati describes itself as, “Just left of off Broadway” in terms of their productions. The theatre is also one of three theatres (Ensemble Theatre & New Stage Collective) along a 3-block stretch in Over-the-Rhine. A stretch of theatres that I consider to be Cincinnati’s off Broadway district.

The Know needs support though, and what better way than by going to the very cool Kona Bistro (GoogleMap) and enjoying some great food, drinks, and conversation? There will also be a raffle where you could win free tickets, subscriptions, and more for the Know Theatre’s 2008-2009 season.