At long last, I have submitted the Bond Hill Bella Vista Historic District application! It’s all gone to the City of Cincinnati for review — the Conservation Guidelines, the Historic Designation, the Resource Inventory, the flash drive of photos, etc., etc., the whole bit.
The Urban Conservator and the Office of Planning have so far been very kind, collaborative, and very helpful. We met for about an hour last Friday and I experienced the incomparable relief of someone who has finally finished the first leg of a triathalon.
We still have a long while to go before the process is complete but it feels absolutely incredible to have cleared this hurdle. My hope is that we will have secured the Historic District designation some time in September.