New rubric outlines Cincinnati’s development project priorities

Cincinnati City Council recently approved a rubric to outline and show developers the city’s priorities for new development projects, reports. Council Member Greg Landsman, who proposed the rubric (see our February 23, 2021 blog post), called it “the biggest change in the development process in a long time,” according to the article. Landsman said, “[t]his will be the first time we give developers and communities a comprehensive and clear sense of our collective priorities, from housing, to local jobs, to local minority inclusion.” The rubric “doesn’t mandate anything and isn’t enforceable,” with some critics saying it doesn’t go far enough. Council Member Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney acknowledged those concerns, saying the adopted rubric “isn’t a stopping point” and is “just one small step.” For more, read the full article

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