Sparking Revitalization in Retail Corridors

APA Ohio Miami Valley Section


Friday, December 7, 2018
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EST

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What are the ingredients to a great retail corridor and how do communities get there? As urban communities revitalize, not all communities are achieving the same momentum. What drives revitalization in one business district and not the other? This session will showcase several on-the-ground strategies to developing successful urban mixed-use urban retail districts and corridors including examples from Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, College Hill, Camp Washington and Mt. Healthy.

First, we explore what went into developing the retail district in one of the largest revitalization efforts in the country, Over-the-Rhine. Then, we examine how the lessons learned there were applied in three very unique communities. College Hill, with a retail corridor over a mile long, has found success in developing key parts of its neighborhood. In Camp Washington where the neighborhoods revitalization is just beginning after rebuilding its brand. And finally, in Mt. Healthy where the towns business corridor is being set upon a new path based on a new community planning effort.


John Yung

Invited Speaker

John Yung AICP, is a certified planner with more than 10 years of working in community development, planning and zoning. He focuses on revitalizing and enriching city centers and neighborhoods through a diverse array of planning strategies. John is skilled in land use code analysis, development plan review, and project ... Read More

Kathleen Norris

Invited Speaker

Kathleen Norris is a specialist in urban real estate and revitalization who as Leasing Consultant for the Gateway Quarter, in Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine, developed the concept for a new destination retail center. She has since become one of the most sought-after consultants and practitioners on the real ... Read More

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