Stepping Out Downtown

SkyStar Observation Wheel at The Banks

Ongoing until December 02

49 E Freedom Way

In honor of The Banks' 10-year anniversary, the traveling observation wheel SkyStar has been erected in Cincinnati on Freedom Way. The ride is 150 feet high and has 36 enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas capable of holding up t...

DRC Holiday Party

6pm December 10

The Prime, 6th & Walnut

DRC's annual Holiday Party will replace the regular monthly meeting for December. Please be aware, participation is limited to DRC members in good standing. ...

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...

Library Friends' Shop Holiday Open House

1pm to 5pm November 18

Main Library downtown

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Holiday Heater Meals For The Homeless

For this year's holiday drive, the Downtown Residents Council is asking for donations to provide Heater Meals for the homeless. These are meals that are very similar to the military ready-to-eat meals that are self-contained, have a long shelf life, include a heater and can be used at any time.

The DRC will use donations to buy cases of meals and give them to Chico Lockhart and Derrick Chance of the DCI Outreach program. They, in turn, will offer them to the homeless as part of the work they do to encourage the homeless to access services that can help them get their lives back on track.

We’ll be taking donations at the holiday party on Dec. 10 (invitations go out after Thanksgiving!) or you can mail a check made payable to the DRC (with Heater Meals on the memo line) to: DRC, PO Box 868, Cincinnati, OH 45201.

Thank you all - and happy holidays!

Sue Byrom
DRC President

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)