Landsman Selects 15 Local Projects to Advance in Community Project Funding Process

Cincinnati, OH – Today, Congressman Greg Landsman (OH-01) announced the 15 projects he selected to advance in this year’s federal Community Project Funding process.

Congressman Landsman has selected 15 local, community-led projects to advance in this year’s Fiscal Year 2025 Community Project Funding process. Last month, Congressman Landsman opened his Community Project Funding process to the public and received more than 50 applications from across Hamilton County and Warren County.

Each year, members of Congress can submit up to 15 projects to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration to receive specialized federal funding that is included in the appropriations bills that Congress passes annually to fund the federal government. Previously known as earmarks, the Community Project Funding process allows members of Congress to work closely with community partners to identify projects of regional importance that can benefit from federal funding.

Now that Congressman Landsman has selected and submitted his 15 projects, the House Appropriations Committee will undertake a review of each project submitted by every member of the Congress before determining which submitted projects will ultimately be included in the appropriations bills that Congress will take up later this year. During the previous year’s Fiscal Year 2024 Community Project Funding process, Congressman Landsman successfully secured more than $15 million for 15 projects in the appropriations bills that passed Congress.

Congressman Landsman:

“From public safety and affordable housing, to parks and roadways, the 15 projects we’ve worked with the community to move forward will improve the lives of children and families across Southwest Ohio. Now, we’re going to work on passing a responsible, bipartisan budget that includes funding for these critical priorities – returning your tax dollars back to the community for projects that matter to you.”

15 projects selected to advance in the Community Project Funding process

  • Cincinnati Police Department – Camera Technology and Mental Health Response Team Project
    • Funding Request: $1,767,701
    • Project Description: The project would enhance the Cincinnati Police Department and the Emergency Communication Center’s current camera technology by adding cameras and improving camera technology to prevent and deter criminal activity, and assist with evidence collection, crowd monitoring, and traffic management. Additionally, the project would strengthen CPD and ECC’s existing Alternative Response to Crisis program by bolstering the ability to dispatch a mental health specialist and paramedic to low-level mental health calls for service, or a mental health crisis-trained police officer to high-level mental health calls for service.
  • City of Cincinnati – Downtown Senior Affordable Housing Project
    • Funding Request: $2,400,350
    • Project Description: The project would repurpose an existing office building located at 530 Walnut Street into affordable senior housing. The City of Cincinnati would work with Episcopal Retirement Services and Urban Sites to renovate this underutilized office building and bring 66 units of senior affordable housing to downtown.
  • Warren County Transportation Improvement District – State Route 48 and I-71 Interchange Improvement Project
    • Funding Request: $3,000,000
    • Project Description: The project would realign and resurface the southbound State Route 48 ramp to southbound I-71 – assuring more balanced vehicle speeds, safer operations for traffic entering southbound I-71, and better traction for vehicle stopping and handling.
  • Village of Mariemont – Mariemont Parks Improvement Project
    • Funding Request: $936,000
    • Project Description: The project would make upgrades and enhancements to Dogwood Park, Dale Park, and Hopkins Park, including by constructing a loop-trail walking path, installing accessible playground pieces, renovating three aging baseball diamonds, improving a garden space and parking lot, adding an accessible gazebo for outdoor library events, establishing a new park shelter, and shielding a park from safety and noise issues associated with busy nearby streets.
  • City of Lebanon – Downtown Lebanon Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project
    • Funding Request: $600,000
    • Project Description: The project would construct and install pedestrian safety upgrades along the Broadway Avenue and Main Street corridors through downtown Lebanon by replacing traffic signals, constructing pedestrian crossings, installing pedestrian signage, and more.
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – Advanced Manufacturing Facility Renovation Project
    • Funding Request: $4,000,000
    • Project Description: The project would renovate Cincinnati State’s 26,600 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Facility – which serves as the region’s leading workforce training center for high-skilled engineering technicians in the advanced manufacturing industry – by upgrading electrical, lighting, energy efficiency, and HVAC/air handling systems, renovating floors and ceilings, painting walls, and making other improvements that will support emerging manufacturing technologies.
  • Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority – Winton Terrace Affordable Housing Renovation Project
    • Funding Request: $4,000,000
    • Project Description: The project would revitalize the existing Winton Terrace public housing site through a substantial renovation of 159 housing units in 29 buildings by upgrading bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing, HVAC systems, electrical systems, community gathering spaces, and exterior finishes – all while preserving the historic character of the buildings.
  • Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority – West End Affordable Housing Renovation Project
    • Funding Request: $1,500,000
    • Project Description: The project would renovate three vacant buildings located at 2011 and 2025 Colerain Avenue and 1904 Linn Street into mixed-use properties for affordable housing and commercial space. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority would work with Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses to revitalize these blighted buildings and bring 15 units of affordable housing and two commercial storefront spaces to the West End neighborhood.
  • Hamilton County, Ohio – Walnut Hills Housing and Workforce Development Hub Project
    • Funding Request: $3,000,000
    • Project Description: The project would create a new mixed-use property located at 2505 Kemper Lane that will be home to workforce housing, commercial space, and a workforce development hub. Hamilton County, Ohio will work with Model Group and Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation to transform this vacant site and bring 33 units of workforce housing, a commercial space, and the new home of Cincinnati Works – the region’s premier workforce development agency – to the Walnut Hills neighborhood.
  • City of Cincinnati – Northside Affordable Housing Project
    • Funding Request: $5,000,000
    • Project Description: The project would construct a new building, and renovate the historic but vacant Stagecraft building located at 3927 Ludlow Avenue, into new mixed-use properties for affordable housing and commercial space. The City of Cincinnati will work with NEST, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, and Urban Sites to revitalize the site and bring 58 units of affordable housing and a commercial storefront space to the Northside neighborhood.
  • City of Norwood – Dorl Field Revitalization Project
    • Funding Request: $2,000,000
    • Project Description: The project would revitalize Dorl Field, a grass expanse near the heart of the city, into a vibrant community hub that will include soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, pedestrian walkways, and improved restroom facilities and parking.
  • Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority – Crosley Building Revitalization Project
    • Funding Request: $4,000,000
    • Project Description: The project would rehabilitate the historic but vacant Crosley Building located at 1333 Arlington Street. The project would stabilize the building through structural repairs and roof restoration as part of phase one improvements, with the ultimate goal being a complete revitalization of the building for future use as a community and commercial site that can house urban manufacturing, maker spaces, small businesses, and art enterprises.
  • City of Montgomery – Montgomery Quarter Connector Boulevard Project
    • Funding Request: $1,500,000
    • Project Description: The project would create a new, welcoming, and vibrant multimodal pedestrian-vehicle boulevard between two phases of the new Montgomery Quarter development that houses residential, commercial, and retail spaces, by constructing new roadway and pedestrian infrastructure, and installing hardscape, streetscape, landscape, and lighting.
  • City of Mason – State Route 741 Improvement Project
    • Funding Request: $3,480,000
    • Project Description: The project would improve State Route 741 between Center Drive and I-71 by upgrading two traffic signals at high-use intersections, installing traffic calming measures and hardscape, creating more than half a mile of sidewalks and bike paths, and improving pedestrian safety infrastructure.
  • Board of Trustees of the Lebanon Public Library – Lebanon Library Renovation Project
    • Funding Request: $800,000
    • Project Description: The project would renovate the main floor of the library building – which was first built in 1908 and last renovated in 1988 – by constructing new meeting and study spaces, installing new flooring and ceilings, updating lighting, electrical, and HVAC systems, upgrading bathrooms, and improving ADA-accessibility.

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