Re: Why hasn't Cincinnati grown as a city?
This thread sure took some new turns since I last checked in 24 or so hours ago.
I still think the OP's original question isn't easily answered with simple responses like race, crime or a dysfunctional city council.
I'd venture to say Washington, DC is more divided along racial lines, has more of a violent legacy and no way can Cincinnati's City Council hold a candle to the level we've achieved here with some city councilmembers (including the former chairman) forced to resign or in prison while others are still under investigation along with our mayor. All the while, one of the city councilmen still comfortably serving is no other than Marion Barry. None of those factors have limited the city's growth and the Nationals and RGIII have been big boosts. Of course, there's the obvious unique element of being the national capitol.
I think the slow growth is likely due to factors not so different from many of the other midwestern cities including geographic location, economy, urban planning, and demographics.
Reds & Nats, 2013 LCS. Take2 (9/13) Reds but no Nats