DRC members met on Feb. 14, 2023 and heard Mark Samaan, long-range planning manager for Cincinnati Metro/SORTA, summarize progress with the Reinventing Metro plan, which includes expanded service and the addition of BRT lanes along major transit arteries. Sara Bujas of 3CDC also gave an update of the agency’s activities downtown.
On Dec. 5, 2022, DRC members ushered in the holiday season with their annual party at Prime on Sixth Street. It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends old and new and to share the cheer of the season. To view more photos of the event, visit this page.
Did you know the Downtown Residents Council supports programs throughout the community? We currently support Saturday Hoops at Ziegler Park! Check out our logo on the banner above.
DRC board members spent several hours on Saturday, July 23, 2022, reviewing the past, present and future of the organization. Meeting at the Central Parkway YMCA, they opened with personal introductions and then were led on a quick tour of the building. Rick Dieringer, one of the founders of the DRC, gave a history, an overview of past accomplishments, and the founders’ vision of purpose. This was followed by exercises and discussions about the future focus of the organization.
Gary Bryson and Carol Buquo joined Alan Bunker in planting flowers in the pots at the Cincinnati entrance to the Purple People Bridge as part of the Mayor’s Corporate Challenge Day, May 13th.
Over 25 members of the DRC and Covenant First Presbyterian Church braved chilly temps on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 to prepare Piatt Park once again for the Holidays. Decorations will stay in place until early January.
In April 2021, volunteers from the DRC joined with several from ArtWorks in a mural project coordinated by 3CDC to paint the barrier wall on the south side of Third Street between Main and Sycamore.
The first DRC social of 2020 took place after the monthly meeting on January 14th On the Rhine Eatery, Downtown Food Hall, Kroger. Members enjoyed the offerings of the five restaurants on the second floor, with happy hour pricing and nibbles and music by an amazing singer, Aprinas. All of this provided by Ali D’Arrigo, Director of Events & Operations at the venue.