Mt. Lookout's Community Council ENewsletter
Hello Mt. Lookout! Below are a few updates about what's happening in our community this month. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to the Mt. Lookout Community Council (MLCC) Board at

The City's Property Tax Working Group
Requests Your 
Vice Mayor Smitherman has established a Property Tax Working Group (PTWG) to study the steady increase of property taxes and to review our City's tax abatement program. Since February, the group has held regular monthly meetings and meeting notes are posted on the PTWG's website.
As part of its efforts, this working group has created a survey to get community input about residents' experiences related to their property and neighborhood. Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey. Your responses will be anonymous. Survey results will be compiled and posted on the PTWG's website and distributed electronically to working group members to consider as they develop their recommendations.  
All Property Tax Working Group meetings are open to the public. The next meeting will be Thursday, August 15th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Two Centennial (2nd Floor), 805 Central Ave. For past meeting notes, survey responses, and more information, visit the PTWG website

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MLCC Square Landscape & Maintenance

The MLCC's Square Landscape and Maintenance Committee has been hard at work to make our Square a more inviting place for Mt. Lookout residents. This summer, the committee has accomplished the following:
  • Acquired an Ohio state flag to be flown on the flag-pole with the US flag - residents should see it there shortly. State Representative Tom Brinkmann secured this for Mt. Lookout.  
  • Worked with the city of Cincinnati and Rumpke to make certain that trash cans in the square are emptied promptly and regularly.
  • Spoken to the US postal station to remove graffiti on postal boxes - this should be removed in the next several weeks.
  • Monitored the work done by the current landscaping contractors to make certain the plantings and shrubs are maintained.
  • Replanting of some shrubbery along the Mt. Lookout steps and maintenance of those plantings.
  • Removal of former parking poles in center island (what was left after new parking procedures implemented).
The committee has also identified several additional short and long term projects that it is currently exploring. Click here to learn more. 

We thank all members of the community who do their part to help keep the Square a place that all can enjoy.  If anyone has something that they would like to see addressed or has any ideas about how to improve the square, please let the MLCC Board know.
  Mt. Lookout Square Redevelopment Update 

T hank you to all who attended the special meeting held on July 16 to discuss plans for proposed development in Mt. Lookout Square. We had a great turn out!

For those unable to attend, local developer R2  requested a special meeting with the Mt. Lookout Community Council and broader community to share plans to redevelop four rental properties at 1009, 1011, 1013, and 1015 Delta Avenue into 30 - 35 luxury apartments. Paul Schirmer (R2) and Barry Rosenberg (Co-owner of Towne Properties) were at the meeting to discuss the proposed project in m ore detail.

Notes from the  meeting  as well as concepts shown are now posted on the Development page of the MLCC website. 

We will continue to share information about this project as it becomes available.
MLCC Community Meeting Date Change
Monday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Christ the King Parish Center
3223 Linwood Avenue
The August meeting date for the Mt. Lookout Community Council's meeting date for August has been changed from Aug. 19 to Aug. 26.  Please make a note of the new meeting date. We look forward to you joining us on the 26th!

If you have a question of topic you would like to discuss, please drop us a line at  

Cincinnati Police District 2's
National Night Out 
August 6, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Owls Nest Park in O'Bryonville 

The Cincinnati Police District is hosting its National Night Out next Tuesday, Aug.6 at Owls Nest Park, 1984 Madison Avenue in O'Bryonville. Stop by to enjoy free food and drinks, play carnival games, and peruse police equipment and displays - fun for all ages!

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Please Support our  
Mt. Lookout Business Association Members

Animal Hospital on Mt. Lookout Square
3175 Linwood Ave
Boardwalk Hobby Shop 1032 Delta Ave 871-2110
Cincinnati Spanish School & Academy
816 Delta Ave
3204 Linwood Ave
Delev & Assoc. LLC 1050 Delta Ave 621-0930
G.H. Rohde & Son 3183 Linwood Ave 321-0404
Karen Miday, MD Psychiatrist
1015 Delta Ave
Keepsake Photography 1008 Delta Ave 321-1125
Lookout Joe 3181 Linwood Ave 871-8626
Millions Cafe
3210 Linwood Ave
Mt. Lookout Chiropractic
455 Delta Ave
Mt. Lookout Dentistry, D. Croop DDS
3197 Linwood Ave
Mt. Lookout Shoe Repair 3152 Linwood Ave 871-8160
Mt. Lookout TV 1010 Delta Ave 321-2830
Mt. Lookout Tavern (MLTs)
3209 Linwood Ave
3181 Linwood Ave
Ramundo's Pizza 3166 Linwood Ave 321-0978
Retirement Designers, Inc.
3181 Linwood Ave, #22
Romer and Co. Inc.
1021 Delta Ave
Salon M of Mount Lookout 1018 Delta Ave 533-2352
Sterling Homes
347 Stanley Ave
Subway 1018 Delta Ave
Zip's Café 1036 Delta Ave 871-9876