Stepping Out Downtown

DRC Monthly Meeting

6pm October 09

Tower Room, Public Library

Join your neighbors to find out about all that is going on in your community and socialize after with members of the community. After the meeting join your downtown neighbors for some food, drinks and conversation. ...
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Cincinnati Cyclones 2018-19 season opens

7pm to 10pm October 13

U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St

First opportunity to see hockey by the Cincinnati Cyclones at the U.S. Bank Arena (final game of the season April 5, 2019). Schedule at www.cycloneshockey.com/schedule ...
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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...

The Great Ohio River Swim

8am September 23

Sawyer Point Park, 705 E Pete Rose Way
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We encourage you to join us at our monthly meetings - 6 pm the second Tuesday in the Tower Room of the Public Library. Minutes for our last twelve meetings are available here.

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Pedestrian Help Coming

At the January DRC meeting, members were asked to give their feedback regarding pedestrian safety. The city had requested suggestions for creating new crosswalks and strengthening existing ones using the crossing "paddles" that have appeared in select places downtown.

Membership Officer Dennis O'Connor recapped members' responses and sent them to Senior City Planner Melissa McVay. She reviewed the suggestions and informed the DRC that the city would 1) add a paddle to the crosswalk in the right turn lane at 4th and Pike, and 2) install pedestrian-activated flashing lights for the crosswalk on Pete Rose Way adjacent to the Purple People Bridge.

We are pleased to announce that the requested pedestrian crossing paddle has been seen installed at 4th and Pike. McVay also reported back that the order for the pedestrian-triggered flashing lights was placed in July and that they are expected to arrive next month, to be installed in September or October.

Kudos to the DRC membership for providing thoughtful feedback and to Dennis O'Connor for guiding the procedures!

Our Downtown on the Move

Downtown Cincinnati is now home to over 6,000 residents, 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 Downtown Cincinnati Inc. 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 DCI Ambassador Manager Sarah Sundrup when you see graffiti. Sarah will dispatch a team to photograph it, report it to the police and remove it. Sarah's number is 513-446-8549.

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

2018 board
The 2018 DRC Board (well, most of them!) From rear, left to right: Tim Nolan, Christian Rahe, Andrew Reiss, John Stringer, Dennis O'Connor, (front) Victoria Pershick, Sue Byrom, Ginnie Schlosser Mary Jacobs, Mary Heimert and Lisa Sprague. (Not pictured: Al Bunker, Gary Bryson and Caitlin Douglas)