Gentrification Wars: Cincinnati Metropole


Here's the hard truth: in order to "clean up" a section of town there will be collateral damage. For some, damage arrives in the removal of affordable housing options for low and moderate-income individuals. This can hurt renters of limited means.

The fight is on right now in the city of Cincinnati.

Residents of the Metropole, a downtown apartment building situated in the city's "Backstage" entertainment district, are fighting to retain residency. Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) purchased the building and have plans to work with 21c Museum Hotels in Louisville to transform the 1912 building into a fetching contemporary art venue and 160-room boutique hotel.