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Fort Mitchell Continues Process to Boost Business District with Community Input

The City of Fort Mitchell is looking to strengthen its business district along Dixie Highway near the intersections with Buttermilk Pike and Orphanage Road.

The city will host an open house to discuss the project on Tuesday, August 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting at Biggby Coffee (2498 Dixie Highway). Participants will be able to consider concepts for the area and provide feedback.

People are invited to attend at any time during the two-hour session.

Earlier, the city established a task force involving residents, business owners, and elected officials to guide the process and to craft an economic development plan.

“Community support is critical as we continue to work collaboratively to strengthen our business district. This is a great opportunity for our residents to get involved and offer their input,” said Mayor Jude Hehman.

Residents, business owners, and community stakeholders will be encouraged to provide input on the plan’s highlights and recommendations at board stations located throughout the business district.

The project is being assisted by Planning & Development Services of Kenton County (PDS).

“This process has revealed some challenges as well as opportunities for growth and improvement in the business district. We want to share these findings and recommendations with residents so we can create a plan that works for the Fort Mitchell community,” said Alex Koppelman, principal planner at PDS and assistant project manager for the study.

-Staff report