Take some of Cincinnati’s wealthiest people who, in a matter of months, spend a couple hundred million and build a major league stadium in one of the city’s poorest communities, and you have a recipe for a neighborhood ripe for change.

That’s the West End today, a historically Black community that has suffered from disinvestment for decades, but has remained a hub for homes and businesses.

There’s little doubt the West End will change — it already has. How that change will happen is the big question.

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West End Speaks is a quality of life plan for the future of the West End approved
by the City of Cincinnati in 2016. This update is taking place in conjunction with the CMHA
Transformational process supported by the Department of Housing and Urban Development
You are invited to help update this plan and to help shape the West End. Please join us to learn more and to provide input on how you envision the future of the neighborhood.
All West End residents, businesses and community partners are welcome!
Theme Areas:
Youth and Education
This meeting will contain opportunities for:
• Residents to show their interest in improving the neighborhood
• Community members to understand the planning process and their role in it
• Community members to understand the importance of a neighborhood plan
• Community members to learn about existing conditions of the neighborhood
• Community members to learn about the Choice Planning process for Stanley Rowe Towers
and Rowhouses and Liberty Street Apartments
• Gather feedback and stories from community members to help inform work team focus,
existing conditions, general vision for the neighborhood, etc. at Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses
901 Findlay Street
From 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm