Madisonville in Cincinnati, Ohio Is First To Use City’s Form-Based Zoning Code


The City of Cincinnati is now using a form-based zoning code which focuses on the form of buildings instead of land use. This new type of code will recognize a building’s physical character and its relationship to other nearby buildings. Madisonvillle is the first neighborhood to use this new type of zoning.

Plans are in place for the revitalization of the central business district in Madisonville near the corner of Madison Road and Whestel Avenue. The MCURC owns a large portion of the central business district at this time. A mixed-use development will include a fitness center, medical care, community space as well as two- and three-bedroom apartments on upper floors. This project is being coordinated by the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation.

See an earlier blog post about the Quality of Life Plan for the central business district here.

About Madisonville
The area was established by Joseph Ward who built a log cabin along an Indian Trail of what is now Whetsel and Monning avenues in 1797. Called Madison in 1809, the name of the community was later changed to Madisonville. It annexed with Cincinnati in 1911.

See homes for sale in Madisonville here.

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