Blue Ash conducting survey for park name | Real Estate
BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) - The City of Blue Ash has launched a survey to help name a new park the city will begin constructing in 2012. The survey can be found at blueash.com.
Ironically, many of the proposed names refer to the presence of the Blue Ash Airport, which was supposed to be moved to remaining land on the site that is still owned by the City of Cincinnati, which owns the airport and once owned all the property. Recently, people who use the airport claimed that inaction by the City of Cincinnati could lead to the airport going out of business.
The survey is part of an ongoing effort to keep citizens involved in the planning of the park. To date, planners have conducted dozens of stakeholder meetings involving residents, corporate citizens, and special interest groups. Blue Ash also hosted open houses and community display booths. More than 1,500 surveys were collected about the park during the planning process.
“We are creating the park Blue Ash residents asked for via an extensive public input process,” said Mayor Mark Weber. “It’s important to continue that dialogue as we consider the name of the new park.”
The survey includes nine possible names of the park. The names relate to the geographical or historical nature of the park.
The names are:
- "Blue Ash Park": Simple and descriptive name that describes the location of the park
- "Crossroads Park of Blue Ash": Represents the location of the park at the crossroads of Glendale-Milford and Reed Hartman Highway
- "Blue Ash Central Park": Centrally located in the heart of Blue Ash
- "Watson's Aviation Park": Commemorating the history of Aviation in Blue Ash (Park Watson Airport)
- "Blue Ash Airport Park": Represents the history of the park land, and is also what the proposed park has been referred to as throughout the planning process
- "Blue Ash Summit Park": The property where the park is being developed is one of the highest points in Hamilton County
- "Landings Regional Park in Blue Ash": A combination of Airport history and the regional asset the park will provide to the area
- "Blue Ash Legacy Park": Refers to the history of the property
- "Blue Ash Generations Park": A park built for all generations, including future generations
People also can write in their own name suggestion.
The park, which is paid for by a tax plan passed by citizens in 2006, will be built on land located at the Blue Ash Airport that the City has purchased from the City of Cincinnati. The first phase of the park is expected to open 12-to-18 months after construction begins late next year.
The first phase of developing the park will consist of installing walking/running trails, infrastructure improvements (such as water, sewer, utilities, and roadways) and site work to prepare for additional park development. When complete, the park will have about 4.5 miles of trails. The trails will be the first amenity that the public will be able to access.
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