10.16.19: Cincinnati City Council Votes Unanimously to Approve Designation of the Bella Vista Historic District

Today, Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously (9-0) to make the Bond Hill Bella Vista Historic District Cincinnati’s 25th historic district. This 18-month process has been educating, grueling and rewarding. We look forward to another 93 years of beauty and community on Bella Vista Street.

Our deep thanks to Mayor Cranley, and Cincinnati City Council, particularly Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, Council Member Jeff Pastor and Council Member Greg Landsman. Our continued thanks for the hard work of the Cincinnati Planning Department under Katherine Keough-Jurs, AICP, especially Caroline Kellam, who guided our application to approval. Thanks also to the Department of Buildings, particularly the Urban Conservator, Beth Johnson. Thank you also to Supervising City Planner Alex Peppers, AICP, and Stacey Hoffman, Senior City Planner for their very prompt and capable assistance.

We could not have achieved this designation without the critical work of Anne Delano-Steinert at The University of Cincinnati and the tireless advocacy of Margo Warminski, the Preservation Director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association.

We also thank the Bond Hill Community Council for its critical vote of confidence. We thank our neighbor to the east, Maketewah Country Club for the letter of support from the Board of Directors.

We are truly moved, humbled and grateful for the support we have received.