SOP-DAAPworks2020-Directors' Choice Awar

Josh Anderson | Catherine Clarke | Ellis Fowler | Yiyi Wang

Reversing Displacement in OTR

Cincinnati is a city with strong grit and character. Over the Rhine (OTR) is a perfect exemplification of these characteristics, yet gentrification is moving community members out of this historic neighborhood. Community investment, resident empowerment, and strategic design can be used to reverse the current pattern of displacement. By turning the tide of gentrification in this pivotal Cincinnati neighborhood, the community will see: an increase in population by 4,548 people, an increase in affordable housing by 583 units, and over 300,000 square feet of retail meant mainly for small business use. Through a concentration on affordable housing in OTR, this neighborhood will become a nationwide example of reversing displacement through community redevelopment.

University of Cincinnati

School of Planning

5470 Aronoff
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016

P 513-556-4943
F 513-556-1274

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