CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK
Architects' group endorses Broadway

Saturday, October 31, 1998


The Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has voted to endorse Broadway Commons as the best site for a new Reds stadium.

In a news release Friday, local AIA President Steve Sendelbeck said 54 percent of the chapter's membership supported Broadway, and 31 percent supported the riverfront site known as Baseball on Main or the "Wedge." Another 15 percent had no opinion or favored neither site.

The 1996 Cincinnati Board of Directors endorsed Broadway Commons, but some members have questioned whether that endorsement represented the entire group.

The Broadway campaign welcomed the news Friday.

"Again, the list of organizations with people who are educated, experienced and, in general, qualified have again put their hat in the ring for Broadway Commons," said campaign coordinator Melisa Rottinghaus.

The Broadway campaign is pushing for a "yes" vote on Issue 11, which asks Hamilton County voters to create a county charter requiring that any new Reds ballpark be built at Broadway and Reading Road.

New Main ads The pro-riverfront Move Greater Cincinnati Forward campaign has two new TV commercials that will air between now and Tuesday to try to persuade voters to vote "no" on Issue 11.

One ad lists endorsements the group has received and urges voters five times to vote no, to support the riverfront.

The other commercial features 8-year-old Carley Schweet in a Reds cap and a computer-generated riverfront with a new Reds ballpark. The ad will start airing Sunday.

Campaign Notebook is compiled by the staff of The Cincinnati Enquirer.



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