glaserworks Celebrates Streetcar Opening Day

glaserworks Celebrates Streetcar Opening Day

glaserworkers pose with a map of new investment in Cincinnati’s urban core

The Cincinnati Enquirer published a comprehensive timeline of the Cincinnati Streetcar effort with a nice mention of a retired principal of our firm: Mike Moose.  Mike was instrumental in the early consideration of the streetcar.  glaserworks first listed the creation of a streetcar system as a priority in the 2006 Urban Plan for the Brewery District.  Following that plan Mike and glaserworks staff, along with Dan Deering, performed an initial study of what a modern streetcar system in Cincinnati might look like, where it might be placed, and how it would create an urbane environment.  We encapsulated this analysis in a presentation which was given to several of Cincinnati’s movers and shakers.  This led to the adoption of the idea by the City, and its subsequent hiring of nationally renowned consultants.

Publication: The Cincinnati Enquirer
Title: Streetcar timeline: Long, winding, arduous
Author: Jason Williams

Excerpt:

The idea of building a modern streetcar in Cincinnati was hatched 15 years ago, some 2,400 miles away from the city. It later gained momentum in a Mount Auburn ice cream parlor. And now, after wending through twists and turns and hurdling mountains and molehills, the idea becomes reality. Here is a look at the Cincinnati streetcar’s journey to Friday’s public opening.

There’s another idea to make Liberty Street better

Liberty Street Brewery District Plan

Publication: Cincinnati Business Courier
Author: Chris Wetterich

Excerpt:

The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. commissioned its own master plan, which was originally released in 2011 and updated in 2013. It had a “complete street” vision for Liberty Street that included far more robust biking and pedestrian facilities than the plan I wrote about in Friday’s paper. But it’s also a plan that did not return any of the current, 90 feet or so of street right of way to development.