Hamilton County Commissioners’ Decision on Cincinnati Icons Disappointing; More Information Still Needed

Statement by Jennifer Sandy, senior field officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Yesterday,  Hamilton County Commissioners rejected the comprehensive proposal by the Cultural Facilities Task Force to place a tax referendum for restoration of Union Terminal and Music Hall on the November ballot, and approved an alternate plan that would provide a five-year sales tax levy for Union Terminal only.  The following is a statement by Jennifer Sandy, senior field officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation:

“The National Trust is disappointed with the decision by the Hamilton County Commissioners to only place Union Terminal on the ballot and not Music Hall. We believed the original plan to restore the landmarks was thoroughly-researched and well-vetted to effectively rehabilitate both sites for long term use.

“Now, the futures of Union Terminal and Music Hall stand uncertain as both stakeholders and the general public await the opportunity to review the new proposal submitted by the commissioners. The National Trust will continue to work with preservation advocates in Cincinnati to determine the best path forward for both of these national treasures.”

 

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.
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