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Urban Design Projects for the Corridor:

Design Ideas for the MLK-Madison Right-of-Way
These 4th year urban planning student projects depict potential improvements to the public space of the MLK-Madison corridor including: green infrastructure ideas; "great street" strategies; traffic enhancements; parkway concepts; rapid bus service proposal; and enhancements of under- and over-passes.


Making the Corridor Into a Parkway
Bus Terminal Design and Application for the Corridor
What Is a "Great Street"?
Green Infrastructure on the Corridor
Traffic Improvement to the Corridor
Improving Overpasses, Underpasses Along the Corridor
Form Based Zoning Code Study for Madison Near Redbank
This student identified that the problem with typical zoning codes is that they regulate where development cannot occur, and often lack a vision of what neighborhoods should look like. Commonly, typical zone designations have different requirements such as height, setback, density, and parking. Form-based codes, on the other hand, show where development can occur and offer more cohesive development guidelines. Form-based codes allow a vision of an area to be translated into a code. The selected site for form-based code intervention is Madison Road between Ridge Avenue and Red Bank Expressway. One issue at this site is that there are seven different zoning classifications ranging from residential, commercial, and manufacturing.

This student exercised the development of a form-based code at this site by first translating existing zoning code into transect zoning code. Then he matched that with existing urban patterns and adjusted those to the desired transect. He identified nodes to sketch possible build-out development in accordance with form-based code guidelines.

Poster One of Two
Poster Two of Two
Project Report
Visionary Ideas for the MLK-Madison Corridor Right-of-Way
These 4th year urban planning student concepts explore visionary ideas for the corridor concerning increased housing density; new types of office and commercial development; ecological approaches to future development; and new approaches to public space along the corridor.

Enhancing Residential Mix and Cohesiveness Along the Corridor
New Development Models for the Corridor
Using the Corridor to Create an Ecological Friendly City
A Network of Public Spaces for the Corridor
Ideas for Camp Washington
These 3rd year urban planning student projects consider five aspects of Camp Washington as defined by the City of Cincinnati Planning and Community Development staff and members of the Camp Washington community: residential aspects; commercial aspects; possibilities for making Spring Grove Avenue into a "Great Street;" new land use and development opportunities resulting from the new Hopple/I-71 interchange alignment; and eco-industry ideas.

Eco-Industry in Camp Washington
Another Great Street in Camp Washington
Commercial Areas of Camp Washington
The Highway Interchange at Hopple and I-75
The Camp Washington Residential Community