Wow! Plan Cincinnati: a comprehensive plan for the future has been in the making for well over a year now.
And we just had the most exciting and creative and overthetop meeting so far. A rowdy bunch of diverse people who love this place have been coming together and working toward making the Plan exciting, forward looking, optimistic and fun.
And tonite, with the planning staff capturing all those great ideas flying around, consultant Jamie Green took us through the Proposed Vision and Initiative Areas that his team and the City staff had all prepared after listening to us (the Steering Committee) in November.
They really heard us! The feel of what we said, the energy of what we said – it was all there. Here’s the Proposed Vision – tell me what you think!
The vision for the future of Cincinnati is focused on an unapologetic drive to create and sustain a thriving urban community, where people and quality places are paramount, where creativity and innovation thrive, and where local pride and confidence is contagious.
One important change was to add ‘all’ in front of people. There was other tweaking. And there will be shifts, no doubt. But the listeners captured our eagerness to be a world-class city, open to all ideas, people, visitors, investors. I can’t wait to live here in that new world!
And the Plan itself will be organized around these ideas, it will be organic and whole, and yet full of room for each of us to make it our own. Truly a 21st century document that can guide us into that unseen and exciting future.