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Stepping Out Downtown

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Sept 20 through Sep 22, 2019

2nd and 3rd Streets, between Walnut St. and Elm St.

On the third weekend in September, Cincinnati puts on the largest celebration of Oktoberfest in the United States, second worldwide to Munich.

Friday morning events include the "Running of the Weiners" (adorable dachsund

Cyclones First Home Game

6:30pm Oct 12, 2019

US Bank Arena, 100 Broadway

Enjoy local hockey? Mark your calendar for the Cincinnati Cyclones' first home game at the US Bank Arena! The puck drops at 7:30pm on Saturday October 12 (doors open 6:30pm).

Full schedule at https://cycloneshockey.com/sc

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 Sep 10, 2019
Tower Room, Third Floor more…

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

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Please join us at our monthly meetings – 6 pm the second Tuesday in the Public Library Tower Room. Minutes for our last 12 meetings are available here.

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Mass Casualty Incident Exercise Scheduled for September 19, 2019

If you see first responders and hear sirens at The Banks in Downtown Cincinnati during the morning of September 19th – no need to worry — it is just a drill. A large-scale mass casualty incident (MCI) exercise involving a multitude of dedicated emergency partners and volunteers is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2019. 

That morning, along the riverfront near The Banks, more than 300 volunteers and 30 organizations are coming together for an upcoming large-scale mass casualty incident (MCI) exercise involving multiple first-responder and emergency management agencies.

The event will allow members of each of the participating agencies to practice crucial skills that keep the Southwest Ohio region prepared and safe in the event of an emergency or disaster. Setup for the MCI exercise will begin at 5:30 a.m., with actual exercise play to last from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Exercise clean up should be complete by 1:00 PM.

During the exercise, Mehring Way near Great American Ball Park will be restricted to one lane, while Joe Nuxhall Way will be closed completely to vehicles until 1:00 p.m. The Cincinnati Reds offices and Hall of Fame will remain open to employees and the public.
The City is working with the various project partners to ensure public awareness, and will post on social media regarding traffic issues leading up to and during the event.


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.


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.

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 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.