Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Mall tops list of Crestview Hills mayor's goals

Enquirer staff report

CRESTVIEW HILLS - Working with its owners to redevelop the Crestview Hills Mall tops Mayor Paul Meier's goals for 2004.

Last month, Crestview Hills City Council took the first step toward issuing $90 million in bonds to rebuild the near-vacant mall as an outdoor "lifestyle center.'' Jeff Anderson, the developer who did Rookwood Commons in Norwood, will discuss plans for a redeveloped mall from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Crestview Hills Mall. He'll display project drawings and answer questions.

Other city goals include:

• Continuing street improvements and repairs as needed.

• Building an addition to the city building to house the Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police Authority and adding a community room for residents.

• Working with the Thomas More Research Park developer to find economic development projects that enhance the city and are compatible with developments in the research park.

• Providing the best services at the lowest possible costs.

• Supporting the Public Works Committee in upgrading the Thomas More College pond, working on the Turkeyfoot Road median strip between Interstate 275 and Mall Road and upgrading the entryway at Dixie Highway and Winding Way.

• Considering building an earthen berm for sound control on Woodspoint Drive and I-275.

• Continuing quality recreation programs for residents.

• Working with the state, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments and Kenton County Transportation Task Force to relieve traffic congestion at Turkeyfoot Road and Thomas More Parkway.

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