Urban Revitalization

In 2014, our Future Blooms program merged with existing graffiti, illegal dumping, and vacant lot abatement programs to create our comprehensive Urban Revitalization Department.

Together, these four programs strategically address blight and quality of life issues in targeted areas across the city. Click below or at the menu to the left to learn more about our four-prong approach to Urban Revitalization.



The Neighborhood Enhancement Program:

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is also a proud partner in the City of Cincinnati’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program. The Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) is a 90-day collaborative effort between City departments, neighborhood residents and community organizations.

The NEP focuses on developing neighborhood assets. Integrated service delivery includes:

– Concentrating building code enforcement

– Identifying and “cooling down” crime hot spots

– Cleaning up streets, sidewalks, and vacant lots

– Beautifying landscapes, streetscapes and public right of way

– Engaging property owners and residents to create and sustain a more livable neighborhood

Through focused, integrated and concentrated City service delivery and community redevelopment efforts, partners seek to improve the quality of life in the various communities. The targeted areas are identified through an analysis of building code violations, vacant buildings, disorder and drug calls, drug arrests, as well as incidence of graffiti, junk autos, litter and weeds.

To date, the neighborhoods of Avondale, Bond Hill, Carthage, College Hill, Corryville, Clifton Heights/University Heights/Fairview (CUF), East Price Hill, Evanston,  Madisonville, Mt. Washington, Northside, two districts of Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton, Roselawn, Walnut Hills, and Westwood have been NEP participants.

The neighborhoods of Lower Price Hill and Mt Auburn will participate in 2016.