Real Estate Update 4/18

Taste of Belgium has announced they will be locating their headquarters and commissary kitchen in Walnut Hills! Specifically, their new locations will be at 915 E McMillan, across from the Paramount Building, which is currently under construction. To read more, click here for the story by Local 12. 

In the meantime, construction on the Rainbow Building, 1528 - 1538 Madison Road, has begun! We will have more details on the future use of this building soon, so sit tight!

Real Estate Update 4/18

Creative Placemaking Update 4/18

Our Youth Council made it to Columbus! Thanks to partners like the YMCA, "Youth at The Statehouse" took kids from all over Cincinnati to Columbus on March 22nd & 23rd. Interested in getting involved with these types of initiatives, as a youth or parent? Email Aprina Johnson at for more information.

We are currently in the process of redoing that yellow van! Right now there are some steel cut outs where a window/awning will go and space for a generator will be available. More is being done in these next couple of weeks, but we would still like to hear how you think this could serve the Walnut Hills community - please give us your input here.


Join us at The Greenwich on April 24th for good conversation and free jazz performances! Staff and board members from the WHRF will be there to discuss Walnut Hills, change and redevelopment, and other initiatives at the 'RF'. Hit 'Going' on Facebook here, or show up anytime from 5-7! We'll be staying extra late for that smooth jazz...

Creative Placemaking Update 4/18

Food Access Update 4/18

USA Today's 'A Community Thrives' grant program "empowers communities to take on local challenges and share the issues important to them around education, wellness, and culture, on a national platform." Our application strives to fund a concept nicknamed "Peebles Corner Grocery", a nonprofit mini-grocery, inside a small portion of 954 E. McMillan, which currently stands vacant.  The grocery would focus on providing affordably priced, and locally sourced (meaning donations from gardens, local bakeries, local grocery stores, etc.), perishable grocery options. 

The grant's requirements state applicants must raise at least $6,000 to qualify for funding of up to $100,000, and we are proud to say we have met that goal! These crowdsource donations will go towards equipping the building with the right tools and equipment, so the building will be ready for food and people. 

But we still need donations. The top three organizations that raise the most money are eligible to win an extra $25,000! Right now we're #1 in the entire us stay in the top three! Every dollar counts. To donate to this campaign, please visit:

Thanks to these amazing donors, we are on our way to the next round! A huge thank you to:

First Financial Bank

The Crout Family

Fred Orth

Janie Wagner

Jeanne Golliher

Macy Allan

Kelly & Steve Carr

Mary-Cabrini Durkin

Kathy Atkinson

Andrew & Linda Manning

Andrew Palamara


Stradtman Properties

Kara Luggen

Nick & Coral Dill

Elizabeth Waite

Anna Goroncy

Michael Manning

Alllen & Kyla Woods

Chanel A. Sanders

Dr. Charles Dillard

Vickie Ciotti

Judy Rizzo

...and all of the Anonymous donors who are making this project possible!

Food Access Update 4/18

Executive Director Applications

Thank you for applying for the position of Executive Director at the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. Please see the attached job description (left) and send all inquiries and resumes to with "Search Committee" in the subject line.

Before applying, please read through the Walnut Hills Reinvestment Plan (bottom left) for detailed information on the demographics and projected development of Walnut Hills.  

Application Deadline: May 15st, 2018

Anticipated Hiring Date: mid-July, 2018

Executive Director Applications