Creating sense of place out of lost space : a master plan for Riverfront West, Cincinnati, Ohio

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dc.contributor.advisor Sobczak, Michael en_US Meeks, R. David en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-oh en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:15Z 2011-06-03T19:37:15Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z75 1995 .M44 en_US
dc.description.abstract This creative project produced a master plan for a 120 acre area of the Cincinnati waterfront known as Riverfront West. In 1990, the City of Cincinnati adopted a zoning ordinance in for the Riverfront West area changing the zoning from light industrial to high public investment. In other words, Cincinnati City Council has visions for this site as a multi-use area in the development of offices, retail and residential. But how the site will develop, how the development will connect with the existing downtown, and how the development will be flood protected was the problem at hand.The entire site in this project lies within the floodplain of the Ohio River. This creative project explores design considerations which will protect new development from the flood waters of the Ohio River while increasing opportunities for people to enjoy physical and visual contact with the river. This master plan reclaims a portion of the floodplain and reweaves it into the urban fabric of Cincinnati. Inspiration for the flood protection in the form of a serpentine earth work was found in the meandering of the river, the Native American earth works which were prevalent in this area when the first settlers landed at Cincinnati in 1788, as well as the Serpentine Wall found up-river from the site.This project will address the history of Cincinnati, the evolution of the Cincinnati waterfront, cases studies of similar projects, inventory / analysis of Riverfront West, and finally the design process and final master plan of Riverfront West.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.format.extent 134 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Waterfronts -- Ohio -- Cincinnati. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban renewal -- Ohio -- Cincinnati. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh City planning -- Ohio -- Cincinnati. en_US
dc.subject.other Riverfront West (Cincinnati, Ohio) en_US
dc.title Creating sense of place out of lost space : a master plan for Riverfront West, Cincinnati, Ohio en_US Thesis (M.L.A.)
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