Cincinnati’s Gateway Quarter and the Streetcar

Cincinnati’s Gateway Quarter in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is experiencing tremendous redevelopment efforts that could soon be coupled with a new modern streetcar system running between downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine and uptown Cincinnati.

After a recent visit, to the neighborhood, Sam Newburg describes the already completed work as stunning and goes on to say that “the buildings are beautiful, and the fact that so many of them, dating to the 19th Century, are still intact, is lucky.”

The Gateway Quarter area had a mere four homeowners according to the 2000 Census and now boasts hundreds of new condominiums and dozens of new businesses.

The intersection of 12th and Vine once was the center of this neighborhood’s troubled past and had 500-plus police calls a few years ago which has since dropped to zero.

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