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Can the "Missing Middle" Generate Cincinnati's Thriving Re-Urbanization

Dan Parolek kicks off a series on recent efforts to revitalize the Queen City based on a strong foundation of coveted resources, including a variety of urban housing types.

Recently we heard about Cincinnati's progressive urbanism, as exemplified by three new initiatives seeking to dramatically reshape and reconnect the city. Dan Parolek looks at how some of the city's existing assets can be used to capture the demand for urban living.

"Cincinnati has a tremendous opportunity. In these urban neighborhoods they already have what other cities want and are trying to build: A variety of urban housing types, including some of the best collection of Missing Middle Housing in the country; a network of neighborhood main streets ready to be revitalized; a rich, diverse, and well-built collection of historic architecture; and, easily accessible open space networks created by the topography weaving throughout these neighborhoods."

Full Story: Addressing ‘missing middle’ housing in the Queen City

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