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Stepping Out Downtown

Blink 2022

Thursday Oct 13 through Sunday Oct 16, 2022

OTR, Downtown and Surrounding Area

Blink, the Nation's largest light, art and projection mapping experience returns to Cincinnati in 2022 from October 13 to 16. Sponsored by Artswave, the four-night outdoor art experience promotes innovation and creativity through street a

Cincinnati Taco Week

Monday Oct 17 through Sunday Oct 23, 2022

Participating restaurants throughout Cincinnati

Prepare yourself for a week of unique $2 tacos at a variety of restaurants, downtown and around the area! Each participating restaurant will offer a special style of taco as a deal, and (with a minimum order of 3 participating tacos, or $6

Be Sure to See…

Help Stop Panhandling. Cincinnati has a very detailed law controlling panhandling. See how it protects you. Additionally, here is a helpful brochure on how you, your neighbors and your colleagues can make change without providing spare change.

Secure Your Vehicle. Learn more about how you can better secure your vehicle with this downloadable brochure from the Cincinnati Police Department.

Don’t Miss Today…

DRC Monthly Meeting
6 pm Oct 11, 2022
First Financial Bank, 4th & Vine more…

Be a Member!

Membership has its benefits! A growing number of downtown merchants offer discounts to DRC members. See our current list. Why not join today?

We Meet Monthly

We’re meeting in person again! Please join us at 6 pm the second Tuesday. Check our calendar page for the current month’s location. Minutes for our last 12 meetings are here.

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DRC Board Discusses Future

DRC board members joined for a planning retreat on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Central Parkway YMCA. After hearing about the history and purpose at the founding of the organization from Rick Dieringer, members discussed current opportunities and visions to better serve all downtown residents.

Help the Police Keep an Eye on Crime

Capt. Doug Wiesman, Commander of the Central Business Section, is asking that any Downtown resident or business owner who wishes to register their external cameras may now do so with the Police Department. This will help the police investigate crimes or suspect activity that may happen within view of the camera. All information will be kept in strictest confidence. To participate, please follow the link below and feel free to share it.

Paving the Way

Moving around downtown safely is an issue that a lot of residents are concerned with. If you think a sidewalk is in poor condition and a possible trip hazard, the best way to report the problem is to use the City’s Citizen Service Request options. That includes calling 513.591.6000, visiting www.5916000.com, or using the Fix It Cincy! app on a smart phone.

DRC Supports Saturday Hoops

The DRC supports Saturday Hoops, a Youth Mentoring program at Ziegler Park offered each Saturday throughout the summer.  Free, faith-based fun through basketball, art, healthy snacks, and mentorship is available to all kids with no registration required and no cost to participate.  Check out our logo on the Saturday Hoops banner!


Our Downtown on the Move

Downtown Cincinnati is now home to over 6,000 residents (over 15,000 in the greater market area, which includes OTR, Pendleton and the West End), with more arriving every month as new condos and apartment homes are completed. The Downtown Residents Council works to develop a community atmosphere, conducts projects to improve the quality of life, and voices concerns of residents at City Hall.

We work closely with the Police Department on safety issues and 3CDC on development and promotion efforts.

Help Us Stop Graffiti! Call it in!

If you see graffiti on a building, sidewalk, rack, etc. please help us get rid of it ASAP. The longer graffiti stays up, the greater the invitation for more. Please contact 3CDC Safe and Clean Manager David Vissman when you see graffiti. David will dispatch a team to photograph it, report it to the police and remove it. David’s number is 8598-866-5224.

Ambassador Hotline. To contact a 3CDC Safe and Clean Ambassador, call their hotline at: 513-623-3429. In an emergency, always call 911.