Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Civic Garden Center to lease 18 parcels from City

The Civic Garden Center will lease several parcels of vacant City-owned land for five years, following the unanimous approval of a rental agreement by Cincinnati City Council.

The agreement includes 18 parcels, some of which have been leased in previous years. Those leases had been negotiated on an annual basis.

The Civic Garden Center will lease the following properties in exchange for ongoing maintenance and care:

  • at 230, 233, 239, 241 and 245 Strader Avenue; 227, 228 and 229 Worth Street; 223 Delta Avenue; and 260 Setchell Street;
  • at 1634, 1636 and 1638 Sycamore Street (plus an additional unnumbered parcel) and 308 Milton Street;
  • at 6007 Madison Road;
  • at 1718 Main Street; and
  • at East Epworth and Chickering avenues.
The City Planning Commission approved the rental agreement at its June 18 meeting.

Civic Garden Center's Neighborhood Gardens Program includes 40 community gardens, six youth gardens, and five partnership gardens.

Previous reading on BC:
First lady in town for groundbreaking of green demonstration project (5/3/10)
Motion supports making urban gardening program permanent (11/18/09)
Notwithstanding ordinances push community gardens forward (4/28/09)
Cincinnati Farm program could be in place by spring (1/12/09)
Crowley: Make vacant City parcels available for farms, gardens (10/30/08)

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