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LIGHT UP GREENHILLS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
6 PM TO 8 PM
ON THE GREENHILLS COMMONS
CARRIAGE RIDES ⁎ ICE CARVING
COOKIE DECORATING ⁎ MAKE IT TAKE IT ORNAMENTS
HOT CHOCOLATE ⁎ MARTY’S WAFFLES FOOD TRUCK
AND THE BIG BON-FIRE!
2ND ANNUAL BOY SCOUT CHRISTMAS TREE SALE!
AND DON’T MISS SANTA ARRIVING ON A FIRE TRUCK!
Excitement is building for the proposed single-family housing development described in last month’s Journal! Demolition will soon be underway clearing the final sites slated for new construction of approximately 29 single-family homes. Opposition has been expressed by the historic society, but for the most part, the reaction from the public has been very positive.
New homes will be required to incorporate historic elements of the existing buildings and must respect the most defining elements that led to Greenhills being designated a National Historic Landmark. Those elements include the layout of the streets, taking advantage of the existing topography, maintaining green space, staggering setbacks, etc. The new homes will provide at least 3 bedrooms, 2-car garages, open-concept kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms, full basements and many other amenities.
Greenhills is moving forward with a housing redevelopment intended to provide single family homes that meet the demands of current-day home buyers. The Village has identified seven (7) Village-owned sites that could be redeveloped into approximately 29 new single family homes.
The Village has reviewed its plans with the National Park Service. During very recent discussions with the National Park Service, the Park Service indicated that “we’re a long way off from any concerns along the lines…” of revoking the National Historic Landmark designation.
There are many reasons for that. Greenhills has worked closely with Senhauser Architects – a well-known local architectural firm with a specialty in historic properties – to design new homes that achieve the balance of modern living requirements with the unique historic design qualities we want to preserve in Historic Greenhills. (John Senhauser is Cincinnati’s best Modernist architect and longtime chair of the Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board.) With this development, the Village is respecting the significance of the historic - and most defining - elements that led to its’ NHL designation – those being the historic layout of street and subdivision patterns in Greenhills, and taking advantage of the existing topography, as did original development in Greenhills.
The Village specifically asked Mr. Senhauser to design homes that incorporated elements of the Village’s original planning. He created a design that:
- preserves the footprint of structures previously located on the properties;
- takes advantage of the existing topography, as did original development in Greenhills;
- incorporates the appearance of a flat roof as did the original buildings;
- incorporates the unique “corner” windows that are in the original design of the buildings;
- maintains the original row housing concept; and
- maintains the original staggered setbacks for privacy.
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