Meet Samantha

With great excitement and wild applause, please welcome Samantha Reeves to the WHRF team as Director of Real Estate and Economic Development. A native Cincinnatian, Samantha received her Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Master of Community Planning degrees from the University of Cincinnati. Most recently, she pounded nails and supervised construction as AmeriCorps National Construction Crew Leader for Habitat for Humanity of Durham. She brings to the position a passion for community development, and a deep understanding of the Cincinnati community. Previously, Samantha has served as Housing Development Coordinator for Working in Neighborhoods and Communications Director for the Community Development Corporations Association. Stop by and say hi!

Meet Samantha

Neighbor Spotlight 10/18

Neighbor Spotlight: Evanston

The Evanston Work Plan is bringing residents together to shape Evanston’s future. On Saturday, October 27, more than 80 community members came together to set the Work Plan’s priorities. The Work Plan will be developed by residents, stakeholders, and other community members. It will include recommendations and strategies that respond to community priorities including housing, business districts, youth, community connections, and celebrating and preserving Evanston’s history and culture. All Evanston residents and community members are invited to join a Work Team. Work Teams will meet only four or five times starting at the end of November through the end of January, and will develop the recommendations and strategies.  Please contact Emma Shirey at shireye@xavier.edu or (513) 745-3935 to learn more or sign up for a Work Team. You can also sign up for a Work Team or to receive updates here: https://goo.gl/forms/nsqrWiPKwuUaGSUr1

Neighbor Spotlight 10/18

Real Estate & Economic Development 10/18

Development Update:

 Comfort Station Fall is in the air and so is new construction! Construction has started on the interior build out of the Comfort Station, to make way for a new business opening in 2019. We are excited to see this unique part of Walnut Hills’ history come back into use!

 


Urban Fast Forward, on behalf of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, is still accepting proposals for leasing of the “Rainbow Building” at 1528 Madison Road, 45206. Please contact Blake Bartley for more information: blake@urbanfastforward.com

 


Milhaus  has construction underway on the Poste Project, across from Green Man Park on East McMillan. Expect to see continued construction progress on the site in the coming months. To learn more about Milhaus and their project click here.  https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/walnut-hills/new-luxury-apartment-complex-poste-coming-to-walnut-hills-in-2019

Real Estate & Economic Development 10/18

Creative Placemaking Update 10/18

Walnut Wheels is On the Go!

We go out and make real connections, check out some of our latest events.

 
Healthy Harvest Mobile Market
Every Friday, from 1–3p, we’re in the Kroger parking lot with free food samples. November 2,9,16, and 23rd.
Good Neighbor Day
On October 13, the RF and the Walnut Hills Area Council provided warm apple cider for residents of Walnut Hills and Mt Auburn.
Public Allies Tour
The incoming class sampled some fruit smoothies whipped up by Seleta and La’Voya from Children’s Medical Center.
Owl’s Nest Fest
Occasionally we venture outside the neighborhood limits to spread the word about all the awesome stuff happening in Walnut Hills.
If you have a program or activity that would benefit the neighborhood that you’d like to use Walnut Wheels for, please contact gary@walnuthillsrf.org or fill out this request form:
 
Creative Placemaking Update 10/18