District 5 Site Selection Community Input Opportunity

There will be a public hearing of the Law & Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00pm at City Hall. The public hearing will give you and other citizens the opportunity to share your thoughts on the two headquarter location options, 3300 Central Parkway (Clifton), or 5837 Hamilton Avenue (College Hill). Each person will be given two minutes to address the committee.

  • 3300 Central Parkway: owned by the City, makes use of existing building, shell/foundation, acquisition of adjacent hotel required = Total project cost of $9.7 million, which is within original budget; project completion roughly 18-24 months
  • 5837 Hamilton Avenue: current temporary location for District 5, City would buy property and existing tenant leases; requires additional cost to keep temporary HQ open during construction = Estimated total project cost of $22.45 million, not enough funding under current project scope; project completion roughly 10+ years

The CTM board has voted in support of the Central Parkway (Clifton) and expressed that to the City. Our reasons for supporting the Clifton location are 1) That the Central Parkway location is more centrally located to all of District 5, therefore, it is best positioned to respond ever-changing needs of the entire district and 2) The Central Parkway location can be implemented at a lower capital cost and sooner, thus saving precious taxpayer dollars and getting District 5 into a permanent location sooner.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please consider contacting the representatives listed below.

RepresentativeTelephone NumberE-mail Address
Mayor John Cranley513-352-3250mayor.cranley@cincinnati-oh.gov
Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman513-352-3464christopher.smitherman@cincinnati-oh.gov
President Pro Tem Tamaya Dennard513-352-5205tamaya.dennard@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Greg Landsman513-352-3532greg.landsman@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member David Mann513-352-4611david.mann@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Amy Murray513-352-3640amy.murray@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Jeff Pastor513-352-5243jeff.pastor@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Chris Seelbach513-352-5210chris.seelbach@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld513-352-5280pg.sittenfeld@cincinnati-oh.gov
Council Member Wendell Young513-352-3466wendell.young@cincinnati-oh.gov
City Manager Patrick Duhaney513-352-3243citymanager@cincinnati-oh.gov

Thank you for taking the time make your voice heard on this very important issue!

Police District 5 HQ Site Selection

The most recent public meeting held by the City Planning & Public Services Departments regarding the site selection for the new District 5 Police HQ was on Thursday, May 24.  This meeting reviewed the process by which the 37 possible site were narrowed to 9 possible sites.  Of the 9 possible sites, 4 sites were noted to have met the highest number of the selection criteria.

These 4 sites are as follows:

  • Central Parkway
  • Dane & Knowlton
  • Hamilton Avenue
  • Kahns-Rhinegeist

The next steps in the site selection process are as follows:

  • Chief of Police and City administration take public input into consideration and make site recommendation to City Manager & Council.
  • Begin property acquisition (Summer 2018)

Following site selection, the City will also form a Community Advisory Group to provide input to the design of the building including art and a public space to uniquely represent all 8 neighborhoods in Police District 5.   The Advisory group will have approximately one meeting a month.  CTM Trustees are hopeful that some Clifton residents will join this Advisory Group.

Please click here to view the full presentation that was given on May 24.  Your CTM Trustees remain open to additional feedback on this process.  Please keep in mind that site selection process is drawing to an end very soon.