JOIN THE MOVEMENT, MAKE YOUR MARK

The Port Authority is a mission-driven organization focused on creating transformative change in the Cincinnati region.  The Placemaker Pacer is where you can become a part of that change.  Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire and be inspired.  This year’s inaugural 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run focus on Bond Hill and our development sites at MidPointe Crossing and the Bond Hill Business District.  And best of all?  The proceeds from race entry fees will go back into the community, with equal contributions between the Bond Hill Community Council and Crayons to Computers.

Join the movement, see the opportunities, and make your mark on Bond Hill’s bright future.

OUR VISION

for neighborhoods

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VISION 2022

In 2015, the Port Authority Board of Directors set a bold direction for the organization with Vision 2022, a seven-year, multi-faceted strategy to drive economic growth, job creation, social stability, and shared prosperity for all residents.

This plan focuses on three key strategies for success in achieving this wide-reaching transformation in the Cincinnati region: Industrial Revitalization, Public Finance, and Neighborhood Revitalization.

 

Goal: Transform communities for lasting impact, including residential properties and commercial business districts.

Strategy: Work with target communities to return vacant, blighted properties to productive use for neighborhood transformation and attraction of residents.

Asset 3

VISION 2022

In 2015, the Port Authority Board of Directors set a bold direction for the organization with Vision 2022, a seven-year, multi-faceted strategy to drive economic growth, job creation, social stability, and shared prosperity for all residents.

This plan focuses on three key strategies for success in achieving this wide-reaching transformation in the Cincinnati region: Industrial Revitalization, Public Finance, and Neighborhood Revitalization.

 

Goal: Transform communities for lasting impact, including residential properties and commercial business districts.

Strategy: Work with target communities to return vacant, blighted properties to productive use for neighborhood transformation and attraction of residents.

why PLACEMAKING?

Every city has buildings, places and people.  Some cities have vision.  But what we have here is rare — Cincinnati has an inclusive, innovative, and pioneering spirit.  This is our foundation of creative place-making.  

We love our neighborhoods for their character, cool places and distinctiveness, and now regional developers love them too.  The secret is out.  There are dozens of revitalization projects happening in neighborhoods like Madisonville, Northside, College Hill, Avondale, Bond Hill and Evanston.  Some of these neighborhoods haven’t seen investment in decades.  We now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make sure there are conversations with multiple and diverse neighborhood stakeholders to guide these redevelopment plans.  These many voices are essential for inclusive and creative projects.

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Every city has buildings, places and people. Some cities have vision. But what we have here is rare — Cincinnati has an inclusive, innovative, and pioneering spirit. This is our foundation of creative place-making.
We love our neighborhoods for their character, cool places and distinctiveness, and now regional developers love them too. The secret is out. There are dozens of revitalization projects happening in neighborhoods like Madisonville, Northside, College Hill, Avondale, Bond Hill and Evanston. Some of these neighborhoods haven’t seen investment in decades. We now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make sure there are conversations with multiple and diverse neighborhood stakeholders to guide these redevelopment plans. These many voices are essential for inclusive and creative projects.
Bold Placemaking Definition_2
Every city has buildings, places and people. Some cities have vision. But what we have here is rare — Cincinnati has an inclusive, innovative, and pioneering spirit. This is our foundation of creative placemaking.
We love our neighborhoods for their character, cool places and distinctiveness, and now regional developers love them too. The secret is out. There are dozens of revitalization projects happening in neighborhoods like Madisonville, Northside, College Hill, Avondale, Bond Hill and Evanston. Some of these neighborhoods haven’t seen investment in decades. We now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make sure there are conversations with multiple and diverse neighborhood stakeholders to guide these redevelopment plans. These many voices are essential for inclusive and creative projects.

Where it's worked:

THIS YEAR'S RACE

WHO

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority in collaboration with the Bond Hill community.

WHAT

The Placemaker Pacer – a 5k and 1-Mile Family Fun Run with placemaking activities to reimagine the Reading Road corridor in Bond Hill. Whether you’re a first time Bond Hill visitor, a long-time resident, or rediscovering your Bond Hill roots, come create with us. Entry fees will be evenly split between the Bond Hill Community Council and Crayons to Computers.

WHEN

August 26th, 2017
8:30AM: In-Person Registration Opens
9:00AM: Placemaking Festivities Begin
9:30AM: 5K Start Time
10:00AM: Family Fun Run Start Time

WHERE

Start/Finish Line @ Tryed Stone New Beginnings Church – 5550 Reading Rd., Cincinnati OH, 45237

WHY

The Port Authority is a mission driven organization focused on creating transformative change in the
Cincinnati region. The Placemaker Pacer is where you can become a part of that change. This year’s 5k and
1-mile Family Fun Run focus on Bond Hill and our development sites at MidPointe Crossing and the Bond Hill
Business District. Join the movement, see the opportunities, and make your mark on Bond Hill’s bright
future.

GET REGISTERED

All participants will receive a T-shirt at the event – register by August 18th to guarentee your size! Placemaking activities are open to all — no registration required. Come join the movement!

After the race, head back to Tryed Stone New Beginnings Church for Bond Hill Day, a community event organized by the Bond Hill NET featuring food, music, & fun for the whole family!

GET INVOLVED

Register to Race

Be a part of the momentum! Sign up to participate in the 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run.

Become a Sponsor

Thanks to the dedicated organizations and companies helping to make this possible.

Volunteer

Volunteers are key to the success of this event – we can’t do it without you!

Be a Supporter

Show up the day of the race to cheer on the runners, participate in placemaking, and see the pace of progress!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The inaugural Placemaker Pacer 5K is made possible by our outstanding sponsors.
Hailing from across the Cincinnati region, we appreciate their support as we look to make progress through place!

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