Thursday, July 29, 2004

More cars a concern in Evendale



By Liz Oakes
Enquirer staff writer

EVENDALE - A town meeting on the final draft of a Reading Road revitalization plan drew 180 people, with some questioning how thousands of additional cars might affect the village.

Anchor Properties, which is interested in developing an 84-acre Reading Road parcel considered key to the corridor's revitalization, has estimated the retail/office project will attract about 20,000 additional cars a day, Evendale officials say.

The village is also conducting its own traffic study.

"Twenty thousand extra cars a day concerns me," said Monica Mazzone, 44, who worries about her children's safety when they walk to the Recreation Center.

Other residents at Tuesday night's meeting said the traffic wasn't as worrisome as losing out.

Russ Andrews, 66, said even if Evendale doesn't develop its vacant land, neighbors such as Blue Ash will.

Then "the traffic will still be there," he said.

The plan provides some control over who moves in, Andrews said.

"It's a step in the right direction in improving Evendale," said Doug Lohmeier, who as past mayor hired the consultants to study the corridor last year.

"If you don't have some kind of a plan, you'll get passed by," Lohmeier said.

E-mail loakes@enquirer.com




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