Reading Flood Control & Recreation Trail Plan
Public Input Sought to Reduce Flood Risk and Increase Recreation Issues Linked to Economic Development and Quality of Life for Reading Residents
The City of Reading, in partnership with the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities, is holding two public meetings on Monday, January 25, 2016 to solicit input on a planning effort intended to provide ways to reduce flood risk and expand recreation opportunities in the City.
Many Reading households and businesses are within the 100-year flood plain of the Mill Creek, which means they have a one percent chance of flooding in a given year. This impacts the bottom lines of Reading residents and businesses due to the high cost of flood insurance and the looming threat of flooding endangering life and property.
The City has been awarded a grant by Hamilton County to prepare a concept plan to address flood risk reduction and recreation trail opportunities in Reading's Mill Creek Valley. The plan will identify opportunities for targeted improvements to address flood risk, while also identifying a preliminary corridor for the Mill Creek Greenway Trail through the area.
Key to success in this process is participation by the residents and businesses of Reading and we are seeking your input and support. There are two public forums being held to gather these comments. Both forums will present the same information.
When: Monday, January 25
Time: 3:00pm (targeted to businesses, government officials, and technical professionals)
Time: 6:00pm (targeted to residents and interested members of the public)
Location: Reading Branch Library, 8740 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
At each meeting there will be a presentation that will include maps and descriptions of the problems and consideration of possible solutions. There will be discussions around how people are impacted and what solutions they would like to see.
For more information, please visit www.readingohio.org/floodcontrol/.