This latest proposal replaces Loveland Station and previous developers
Loveland, Oh. - Beginning Tuesday evening Loveland Magazine began publishing a series of videos from last week's Community Improvement Corporation (CIC). At the meeting, Blue Ash developer Jim Cohen (CMC Properties) introduced his plans for River Trail Flats in Historic Downtown.
Loveland Magazine was the only media to attend the meeting. These are also exclusive videos because the city does not videotape and broadcast the meetings of the quasi-government non profit corporation they have established. However, CIC is run with majority membership comprised of city council members and until last Tuesday owned and controlled the downtown development site. At the meeting, the taxpayer purchased property was transfered back to taxpayer ownership, so it can now be transfered to CMC Properties under the terms of a development agreement that had been hidden from public view.
Also exclusive to this report, is the "Development Agreement" Cohen hopes to have approved by City Council at a special meeting scheduled for late Thursday evening at 9 PM.
Important records released after pursuit by Loveland Magazine
Loveland Magazine filed a Public Records Request under the Ohio Open Records Law for the release of this "Development Agreement" and was initially denied, however after requesting the legal justification for not fulfilling the request, the document became available for Loveland Magazine readers to peruse. The document was initially redacted from public view when it was discussed at the CIC meeting and later that night when it was discussed at the city council meeting.
Watch the videos in the HubNut just below the cover photo. The videos are being up-loaded as they are proccessed, so scroll the Hub until you get to the first one. More of the videos will be published until you are able to see all of the CIC meeting.