Originally Posted by KronoRed
I don't wear hats anymore, I'm safe
Most of my negaitivy comes from buffoons over on UrbanOhio who hope the banks crushes all development on the Kentucky side and turns it into a big parking lot for downtown.
Krono, you sure are sensitive about NKY.
While I dont like to condone any of the ridiculous cross-river rivalry unless it is sports team related (UC vs UK/UL) I would posit that if there were an urbanKY forum they would be stating the same things about the mudpit in Ohio. I think most of what you perceive as negativity, though, is a gut reaction to the suburban naysayers for the last 10 years who claim NKY is light years better than anything the Banks could ever offer. It is not so much against NKY, but the people who go there and refuse to see potential on Cincinnati's side. There is room for both developments to coexist, and hopefully make a stronger fabric together.
That much being said, I would absolutely be disappointed if Newport on the Levee was repeated on the northern banks of the Ohio. While it may somewhat currently work as an entertainment district, it fails in so many other senses (how it addresses the river, urbanistically, diversity of use, even as a retail environment). Also, the wall of condo towers popping up along the south side of the Ohio are basically vertical suburbs. Some may say any development is better than nothing, we shall see if that is the case in 5-10 years. (Although I will give NOTL one thing, it is adapting: almost the entire failed top floor retail space is being converted to office space)
UrbanOhio, as the namesake implies, is about promoting urban environments in Ohio. With such an agenda and the opposition they have met, you should not be surprised to read such things over there. That much being said I very much doubt, though, that anyone over there genuinely "hope the banks crushes all development on the Kentucky side and turns it into a big parking lot for downtown."