Over The Rhine

Over The Rhine - Evan Brown Leslee Chan ENG 112 17 April...

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Evan Brown Leslee Chan ENG 112 17 April 2011 Over The Rhine Over the Rhine is a neighborhood just north of downtown Cincinnati with a rich German history and hundreds of historic 19 th century buildings. Ten years ago it was the spotlight to violent race riots. Now it is the center of attention for many investors who look to revamp the neighborhood to turn it into a neighborhood that the city can be proud of. The city has pondered the restoration of this neighborhood for decades but has recently taken action. This action is aggressive because that is the only way it will get done, but with such a big push for it there is a push against it. This has created two groups, one that greets new projects and believes they are moving forward while others criticize fearing the community and residents will be wiped out and left in the dust. Over the Rhine is currently the focus of $160 million in development programs, dozens of new businesses and 200 renovated apartments (Horn). Those pushing the renovation feel as though they are pushing the neighborhood forward but there are others that feel this development isn’t improving the quality of other’s lives. As if the rich are taking property from the poor. The developers want the residents to feel as though they are moving forward with them instead of moving on and pushing the old residents out. People feel as though this neighborhood is losing
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