Dueling Narratives Describe a Changing Cincinnati Neighborhood

Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has been the focus of battles over gentrification for decades. Sarah Wesseler examines recent developments in the neighborhood in light of this history.
September 22, 2013, 1pm PDT | satellitemag
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Having made international headlines as the epicenter of Cincinnati's urban unrest in 2001, the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has more recently been heralded as a successful example of urban regeneration. With the restoration of historic Italianate buildings, $48 million overhaul of Washington Park, and opening of popular new restaurants and stores, a neighborhood once considered destitute and dangerous has become a destination for people from across the city.

Not everyone is happy about the changes, however. Satellite examined the neighborhood's long history, its changing role within the city over time, and the battles over gentrification that have marked the last few decades.

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Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in Satellite Magazine
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