Meeting tonight to focus on future of Hamilton’s Grand Boulevard

Grand, which runs east-west between Tylersville Road and Dixie Highway, is about to be extended westward toward the area of Miami University Hamilton on the way to the city’s West Side, by the South Hamilton Crossing highway project. STAFF FILE PHOTO

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Grand, which runs east-west between Tylersville Road and Dixie Highway, is about to be extended westward toward the area of Miami University Hamilton on the way to the city’s West Side, by the South Hamilton Crossing highway project. STAFF FILE PHOTO

Things probably are about to change along Hamilton’s Grand Boulevard. But how?

Grand, which runs east-west between Tylersville Road and Dixie Highway, is about to be extended westward toward the area of Miami University Hamilton on the way to the city’s West Side, by the South Hamilton Crossing highway project.

A meeting tonight, Aug. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miami University Hamilton, 1601 University Boulevard, will ask residents, property owners and others what they would like to see along the corridor, which contains a mix of homes and businesses.

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Wendy Moeller, owner of Blue Ash-based Compass Point Planning, said the input will be incorporated into the visioning process called the Plan Hamilton comprehensive plan, along with another meeting that was held Wednesday in the same location concerning visions for Ohio 4.

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“Part of what we’re trying to figure out, is with all the development around there, South Hamilton Crossing, and everything that’s putting a lot of influence and development pressure on that area, the hope is that this kind of process can be used to develop a clear vision for what that general corridor should look like, that we can then use the overall comprehensive plan to help implement,” she said.

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“There’s just a lot of activity going on in and around that corridor, and the university on the one end, so the city, when we were talking to them about what their expectations were for the project, that was one of the things they saw as an area for significant change in the future,” Moeller said.

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