Abstract (Summary)
This study is concerned with the revitalization efforts in an inner-city neighborhood. Pendleton is a low-income dominated neighborhood located next to downtown Cincinnati. The current state of Pendleton is a mix of problems and promise. The problem includes a large amount of vacant and dilapidated buildings combined with dire social conditions. Within the past years, the City of Cincinnati has invested substantial amounts of its own and federal money in this area mainly in the form of the low-income housing, however, these efforts have produced mixed results. The purpose of this study is to find a strategy for Pendleton's revitalization. Based on the analysis of its unique situation, such as history, demographic trends, housing, and land use, and on the review of the revitalization efforts in the U.S., this study reaches the conclusion that a mixed-income strategy can be an appropriate approach for the revitalization of Pendleton. The application of this strategy will include three aspects. The rehabilitation of the existing dilapidated buildings, the construction of new market-rate housing on the vacant lots, and the transformation of other use buildings into residential ones. Among these three approaches, the study illustrates mainly the possibility of new constructions of market-rate housing in Pendleton through the analysis of the Pendleton Homeownership Project, as there have been no new constructions in this neighborhood for decades. Finally, this study also discusses the importance of a comprehensive approach, which addresses the operation simultaneously on several issues, such as environmental, parking, and social problems.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:pendleton revitalization housing mixed income over the rhine


Date of Publication:01/01/2001

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