Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier.
Written by Chris Wetterich.
When it came time nearly 15 years ago to revitalize Over-the-Rhine and downtown Cincinnati, the two neighborhoods had an arsenal of redevelopment weapons at hand. The city government and its largest corporations created the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. There was more than a billion dollars in public and private investment. Procter & Gamble, Kroger and other power brokers were on board.
Camp Washington has a bingo hall.
“The Camp,” as residents and business owners call it, is a city neighborhood just west of Interstate 75. Tucked between the interstate and the Queensgate rail yard, it’s home to the iconic Camp Washington Chili and has a mix of industrial business that stand within walking distance from pockets of single-family homes.
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Originally published July 27, 2017.