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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mt. Lookout Square transformation visually represented

In Soapbox this week I wrote about the plans for renovating Mt. Lookout Square. Below you can view the three-phased approach to implementing those changes. The work is still preliminary and is still trying to work itself out in terms of funding and overall scope. Click on any of the images to open up a larger version in a new window.



7 comments:

Chad said...

Looks wonderful, and i'd sure like to see Mt. Lookout Square take on the positive attributes of Hyde Park Square. My only question is, where's everyone going to park?

I looked at all three stages and did not see a parking garage or any additional parking added. While the parking inside the square (which ultimately would be eliminated) is not a lot of spaces, it is something. but for Mt. Lookout to grow and be more prosperous increased parking needs to be addressed. At the very least we shouldn't be eliminating parking.

Randy Simes said...

The parking is the most difficult issue there is to tackle. From my understanding this is a vision for what community members would like to see happen and they are working on how to make that happen. The City of Cincinnati will be implementing a streetscaping plan, but the parking issue is still one that needs to be addressed before it moves forward.

Nicholas said...

I love me some Lookout Joe's and while the parking issue IS a concern, the more walkable a neighborhood, the better. And, if all goes well, a few more phases in the future, you may just be able to take a streetcar from downtown to Mt. Lookout Square...

Matt Hunter Ross said...

Finally, some artwork - looks great! I've got my own ideas about the parking... I'll post them in a few days...

ta11yho said...

In my opinion, the reason why Hyde Park square works so well is because you can pull into parking spots. Parallel parking is tough since there are a lot of cars that travel through Mt. Lookout. I was hoping to see a design that had angled spots; might cause us to loss the middle area for parking, but I think it would help local businesses since parking will not be such a challenge.

Mark Mascolino said...

One of the other reasons that HP Square works so well is that it is easy to park in Fifth Third's lot after hours. I know I would go to the square a lot less if it wasn't for that lot.

David Ben said...

If we had more density and/or more transportation options beyond driving and taking a not particularly clearly labeled bus system, we wouldn't have to define the places we frequent by their parking situations.

But I guess people just want the freedom to drive their car or... drive their car.

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