City-Wide Studies, Plans, and Data

Community and Economic Development | Transportation | Environment | Politics

Community and Economic Development

Cincinnati Comprehensive Plan, a long-range plan to guide and manage growth, protect the environment and influence future development in the City, developed by the City Planning Comission.

Citywide Form-Based Code Charrette: Summary Report, Cincinnati, Ohio - July 2, 2012.

How 3CDC became city’s TIF masters, a January 21, 2011 article from Cincinnati Business Journal about 3CDC’s use of tax increment financing.

Follow the Financing, a January 21, 2011 article from Cincinnati Business Journal about tax increment financing in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Public Schools

Story behind elimination of Cincinnati’s planning department in 2002 - an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer from 2002.

List of approved neighborhood-level plans, 1975-2004

Housing Discrimination in Greater Cincinnati, a 2005 article from The Leading Edge

Who Rules Cincinnati, a 2008 study by Dan La Botz of political and economic power dynamics in Cincinnati, focusing on the city’s seven most influential corporations

Cincinnati City Community Development Programs, a 2008 PowerPoint presentation of municipal programs relevant to community development

GO Cincinnati: Growth and Opportunities Study for the City of Cincinnati, 2008, outlines fourteen recommendations for a strategic approach to economic development for the City of Cincinnati, including workforce development, transportation, neighborhood revitalization, and job attraction and retention.

The Social Areas of Cincinnati: An Analysis of Social Needs, a 2000 study by Michael Maloney and Chris Auffrey of the DAAP School of Planning and UC Institute for Community Partnerships

Cincinnati Neighborhood Market DrillDown: Catalyzing Business Investment in Inner City Neighborhoods is a 2007 report of neighborhood-level market analyses of selected low income neighborhoods in Cincinnati, completed by Social Impact, Inc. and contracted by the City of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Police Department crime statistics 2007-2010

Cincinnati municipal code online at

2010 State of the Community Report from United Way

United Way Environmental Scan Report, 2009. An analysis of six factors driving change in Greater Cincinnati.


Proposed streetcar

Cincinnati City Council resolution on great streets

Cincinnati Bikeway Plan map, 1976, from the Cincinnati City Planning Commission

OKI bike route map (1998) samples. See hard copy at Niehoff Studio for full scale.

City-wide inventory of bike lanes, routes, trails, sidepaths, and wide curb lanes, 2008

Designated bike routes map of Cincinnati, 2000

Striped bike lanes map of Cincinnati, 2000


Project Groundwork, the Metropolitan Sewer District’s stormwater management initiative. Soapbox Cincinnati, November 9, 2010.

Climate Protection Action Plan: the Green Cincinnati Plan, 2008, from the City of Cincinnati Office of Environmental Quality.

Plan from the Cincinnati Park Board’s Natural Resource Management Section: reconnecting neighborhoods and natural systems divided by freeways; planting/reforestation along freeways

Illustrated Cincinnati: A Pictorial Hand-Book of the Queen City, 1875

Kessler Citywide Park plan, 1907

Cincinnati community gardens ordinance, effective 3/18/2010


Who Runs the City?, a 2008 article from Cincinnati Magazine.