Public View Ordinance

Eden Park, Cliff Drive overlook

Eden Park, Cliff Drive overlook

Cincinnati is blessed with spectacular public overlooks, many of which were established generations ago by forward-thinking civic leaders. The Hillside Trust is devoting the majority of its efforts this year towards adopting a measure called the Public View Overlay Ordinance that would preserve the scenic quality of 50 overlooks throughout the City. What is your view about this?

Eric Russo
Executive Director

Message from the Director

From the time I was a young child, I have always enjoyed our hillsides. Whether it was feeling their imposing grandeur as they tower over the Ohio River and downtown basin, or taking in distant views from their commanding overlooks, I believe the hillsides are a dramatic part of our landscape. It is my sincere pleasure to serve an organization like The Hillside Trust that advocates the thoughtful use and preservation of this wonderful natural feature.

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