Business District Support
Strong Neighborhood Business Districts (NBDs) are built through strong business associations. Price Hill Will provides staffing, organizing, planning, and economic development service to the Eighth and State NBD in Lower Price Hill, the Warsaw Ave. NBD in East Price Hill, and both Glenway Ave. NBDs in West Price Hill.
Business District Planning
- Eighth & State Business District – Price Hill Will provided staff support in efforts to keep the Eighth & State Neighborhood Business District (NBD) listed as an “official” NBD with the City of Cincinnati. Most recently, we are a key partner in an ambitious planning process that looks to redevelop and revitalize the entire NBD. We have also partnered with Community Matters to win a Duke Energy Foundation grant for pre-development work on a key building on West 8th Street in the Lower Price Hill NBD.
- Glenway Business District Plan – We worked with Cincinnati Neighborhood Districts United (CNBDU) and the City Community and Economic Development Department to repurpose $30,000 in Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program (NBDIP) funds to complete a revitalization plan for West Price Hill’s eastern Glenway Ave. NBD.
- Warsaw Business District – We have been involved in many projects and plans in the Warsaw NBD. Working with the East Price Hill Business Alliance and other community members, Price Hill Will has won nearly $400,000 in funding for the Olden Recreation Area, in the middle of the Warsaw Ave. NBD. Funds went to install all new play equipment, walking paths, extensive outdoor exercise equipment, and security cameras and lighting in the once-blighted park.
In partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, the Port Authority, SC Ministry Foundation, the University of Cincinnati, Human Nature Landscape Architecture firm, Building Value, People’s Liberty, and Green City Resources, we have repurposed a vacant, half-acre lot in the Warsaw NBD. We have cleared out brush that created visibility and safety problems. We have installed rain gardens and a designed streambed to handle storm water on the steeply-sloped site. Finally, this broad partnership is installing a sculptural, outdoor percussion amenity on the site.
Business Start-Up Programs
We are partnering with the Price Hill Plan Economic Development & NBD Implementation Team and the East Price Hill Improvement Association (EPHIA) to pursue entrepreneurial education, safety efforts, building inspections and rehabs, traffic calming, and pop-up shops to bring the once-vibrant Warsaw NBD back to life.