Transforming Vacancy in Walnut Hills: Relocal Analysis
Photo credit: Cara Bertron
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Client: Cincinnati Preservation Association and Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation
Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills neighborhood is on an upswing. The Relocal tool was applied to Walnut Hills to provide a data-based framework for coordinating these efforts. Parcel characteristics were analyzed within six subareas using nearly 70 quantitative metrics and a community-wide priority survey. The results yield an array of practical recommendations for treating and reusing apparent liabilities—vacant buildings and empty lots—in a way that strategically contributes to the vitality of the surrounding area and improves quality of life for residents.