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HANNAH URBANSKI

PLANNING PORTFOLIO


CONTENTS Resume | About Me

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Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation

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Department of City Planning-Cincinnati

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Yellow School Bus Stop Shelters

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Camp Washington Vision Planning

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Mt. Lookout Neighborhood Analysis

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Hand Drawings

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Writing Sample

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HANNAH URBANSKI (513) 370-9064 urbanshr@mail.uc.edu ABOUT ME

From a young age, I have always enjoyed helping people. My first experience with community engagement was volunteering with my mother’s company for neighborhood outreach. We would help elderly and disabled residents by cleaning up their yards, clearing gutters and fixing fences. It was rewarding to see how appreciative they were for our assistance. I knew I wanted to be able to apply this passion for helping others to my future career, but I wasn’t exactly sure how. I then came across a book called “Cincinnati, A Pictorial History,” and seeing how and why my city grew over time was intriguing, and that’s what prompted me to discover urban planning. I never realized how much actually goes into making a city function from day to day. There are so many intertwined networks and communications we don’t even think about that move our cities in a dynamic direction. I am passionate about finding ways planning and design can make our cities more livable, equitable, prosperous and eco-friendly, all while preserving neighborhood identity. I have seen the power these relationships have in bringing communities together for a more sustainable future, and I want to impact this movement.

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EDUCATION Bachelor of Urban Planning, expected graduation May 2020 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH Urban Planning Courses • Planning Design Studio: Neighborhood/ District • Site Planning and Design • Understanding Urban Environments Graduated with High School Diploma, 2009 Fairfield Senior High School, Fairfield OH • 3.7 GPA and graduated with honors • Member of the Art Club and Art teacher assistant WORK EXPERIENCE Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, Madisonville OH Intern, August-December 2017 • Compiled data and census research for Madisonville and Kennedy Heights • Put together flyers and advertisements for local events • Headed the Madisonville Mini Grant program Attended board/committee meetings, community council and various lunch and learns Department of City Planning, Cincinnati OH Intern, January- April 2017 • Created GIS maps and correlating staff reports for City Planning Commission items such as real estate, zone changes, and Interim Control Overlay District reviews • Presented items for the City Planning Commission • Gathered and interpreted feedback from community members for neighborhood plans • Attended the David J. Allor Zoning Workshop, CNU 2017 Summit: The New Neighborhood Brewery and the Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit SKILLS • Computer Skills: Advanced: Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office Intermediate: ArcGIS, Sketch up, Photoshop • Work well with a team and has clear communication abilities • Passion for learning and motivated to take on new projects • American Planning Association member 5


MADISONVILLE COMMUNITY URBAN REDEVELOPMENT MADISONVILLE, OH INTERN AUGUST- DECEMBER 2017 CORPORATION My second co-op was with a redevelopment corporation in Madisonville, one of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods. This organization allowed me to experience working closely and on a personal level with the community. My responsibilities included research and data collection for Madisonville as well as Kennedy Heights, creating flyer’s for public events, heading the Mini Grant program, and taking care of day to day office needs. Below are come examples of census data I gathered to be part of a portfolio that would be referenced for grant writing.

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Madisonville Creative Community Mini Grant Program CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND CREATIVE THINKERS! Do you want to make a difference in Madisonville through art? Madisonville Community Urban Redevlopment Corporation is currently inviting residents, students, or local workers to apply for a Mini Grant of up to $500 for creative projects or activities. This can include painted murals, bike tours, gateway art, local art & music events, parklets, yarn bombing and so much more! If you have a creative idea to enhance the community that also engages your neighbors, this might be for you!

PROGRAM OUTREACH The Mini Grant program was created to encourage both residents and local workers to improve their community through creative placemaking. These artistic projects build a sense of pride and have a creative impact on the neighborhood. These could include panted murals, bike or walking tours, outdoor art and street-level events. While I worked in Madisonville, I managed the applications that were submitted and would bring any that were eligible to our staff meetings for review.

For more information or for an application please visit: www.mcurc.org, call 271-2495, or stop by our office at 5906 Madison Road to discuss your idea.

GREAT OUTDOOR WEEKEND September 23rd

CLEAN UP AT POCKET PARK 9 am-12 pm

Partnering with Green Umbrella, Madisonville was a part of the Great Outdoor Weekend event, along with many other neighborhoods and counties. This program invited residents to enjoy fun, free activities while supporting local parks and organizations.

Madisonville

Madisonville is turning three lots near you into new parks for the community to enjoy. For the first phase, we will meet at the intersection of Roe St. and the Little Duck Creek Trail. From there, volunteers will be disbursed to clean up honeysuckle and brush on Roe at Little Duck Creek and Plainville at Little Duck Creek. To learn more or get involved, contact Alex Smith at madisonvillepp@gmail.com

MURAL PAINTING PARTY 10 am-4 pm

Come out and join the fun with artist James Billiter and others to help finish painting the murals on the underpass!

LITTLE DUCK CREEK TRAIL AND PARK EVENT 12 pm-3 pm

Gather at the Little Duck Creek Park behind the Madisonville Smart Elementary School (4324 Homer) parking lot starting at noon. There will be fun activities, snacks, and info about a future bike trail and more! You can earn extra Strong Scavenger Hunt points by participating. The Cincinnati Museum Center will be there to host an educational fossil activity, as well as REI bike shop’s pop up booth for bike repair and maintenance!

STRONG SCAVENGER HUNT Scavenger Hunt: 1-3 pm Strengths Party: 2-4 pm

Get your walking shoes ready or ride your bike to this family friendly at the greenspace at Madison and Whetsel. Strong Cincinnati will be hosting this event to give neighbors the opportunity to team up and explore the community, activate strengths, challenge themselves and have a lot of fun! It will end with a block party offering games, prizes, food from local vendors and fun activities hosted by neighborhood organizations.

September 24th EAST SIDE FOOD HUB BIKE TOUR 9:30 am-1 pm

Join Tri-State Trails and Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council for a beginner-paced bicycle tour of local food hubs on Cincinnati’s east side. Meet at Hyde Park Farmers’ Market at 9:30 am.

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DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

CINCINNATI, OH INTERN JANUARY- APRIL 2017

I experienced the public sector side of planning while working for the City of Cincinnati. My responsibilities included writing staff reports with correlating maps for the City Planning Commission, which was held twice a month. These items included real estate sales or leases, zone changes, and an Interim Development Control Overlay District review. I also assisted my co-workers with creating maps, excel documents with census data for ongoing projects, and scanning old plans into digital form. Along with the other intern in the office, we created various maps for the Mohawk Area Plan, which displayed feedback we’d received from community meetings. This is a zone change in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood. The area outlined in yellow is being re-zoned from Residential Multi-Family to Manufacturing General. This would allow a large, city-wide company to use this area as contractors storage. During this process, I received many letters of support from the community and local businesses. With the zone successfully changed, this company can continue to economically contribute to the city.

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This was a lease of property item that would allow a local non-profit to lease a section of the Price Hill Recreation Center and create a community garden. Food deserts are ever growing in Cincinnati, and this was just one of many ways people are combating limited access to fresh healthy food.


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Please mark areas where you would like to see these improvements:

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Areas in need of improved lighting

S) Street-scaping/cleaning the alleyways and public spaces (MARK IN RED) T) Better policing and reporting of drugs, crime, and prostitution (MARK IN ORANGE) U) Improved lighting (MARK IN YELLOW) V) Activate green space (i.e. Gardens of Mohawk, bringing back Catawba grapes) (MARK IN GREEN)

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The Mohawk Area Plan consists of the upper section of Over-the-Rhine, and is a historically rich area of the city. There are a variety of old breweries and buildings that have contributed to the neighborhood in the past. Another intern and myself helped create maps from the community’s input, which helped them communicate their vision for the redevelopment of the Mohawk Area. This included challenges such as creating an entertainment and business district, bringing economic development to draw people back to the neighborhood, connecting the area to the rest of Cincinnati, which would involve the new streetcar, providing a wide selection of new housing, and general improvements such as lighting and alley cleaning. 9


YELLOW SCHOOL BUS STOP SHELTERS

PLANNING DESIGN STUDIO | SUMMER 2017

As the University of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial approaches, the College of DAAP was tasked with finding a viable solution to a problem that has proven to be a ongoing issue for Cincinnati Public Schools K-6 students. Many children are waiting for the bus in very exposed and potentially unsafe areas, and most do not have proper cold weather clothing. Our mission was to locate the best sites within the first selected six neighborhoods, where interactive shelters can be placed to protect students from the elements and crime. This project consists of not only the school of planning, but the schools of industrial design and architecture. In this particular studio, we have done various mapping and background data research to create weighted criteria to help select potential sites.

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The six neighborhoods surrounding the University of Cincinnati were selected to be the first to test this shelter program: Avondale, Clifton, CUF, Corryville, Mt. Auburn and West End. Corryville only had 10 total CPS stops, so we were able to easily narrow down a possible shelter site. This map shows the stop and if it would qualify as a sign stop (0-5 students) a shelter stop (6-15) or an anchor stop (16+), and which are going to be focused on for site suitability. 10


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The Corryville neighborhood is a mjority of medical college students, with a relativley low number of K-6 students. We found that per our selected criteria, listed in the table above, there was only one site that could serve as a shelter stop. It is located at the back of the Cincinnati Public School Administrative building and serves 6 children. It is also relatively flat, has low crime and is well lit and visible. It also could be combined with the stop that has 7 children one block to the west, allowing the shelter to serve more students. The space is also large enough to have the shelter be utilized for different purposes during the summer season or when it is not in use during the school day, such as a small fresh market or picnic area. Our studio groups also created renderings of the space surrounding the shelter and a final report with every neighborhoods specific findings.

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CAMP WASHINGTON VISION PLANNING

SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN | FALL 2016

This semester long project was designed to help us familiarize ourselves with Camp Washington with a focus on Lower Camp Washington and its related context. Breaking into groups, we each had a a variety of aspects to research in depth for the neighborhood. We began with an existing site inventory and once complete, moved on to develop a 15 to 20 acre site. The vision was also finding ways to make Lower Camp Washington a “greener� community. This included creating plans for vacant lot reclamation, green bridges and roofs, community gardens and bioswale medians. 12

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Reclaiming Vacant Lots for Greener Communities Parks are created for a variety of reasons, such as promoting public health and enhancing green infrastructure. Of the 640 park areas in Cincinnati, there are only two in Camp Washington, neither of which are in the lower area. As a predominantly industrial region, there is a lack of green space for the community to interact with, so vacant lot reclamation is a viable alternative.

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There will also be green initiatives put into place, such as green roofs and bioswales along Spring Grove. This program will also drastically increase the amount of green space with much of it being for public use. These improvements will allow the residents of Lower Camp Washington not only to have more access to the benefits of green space, but the walk-ability of a dense mixed use district. 15


MT. LOOKOUT PRINCIPLES OF PLANNING NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS II | SPRING 2016 ANALYSIS

This studio focused on the importance of a full spectrum analysis of a neighborhood. This included researching and mapping information such as land use, zoning, walkability, architecture studies and business type. Students formed into groups and picked one of Cincinnatiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 52 neighborhoods, of which our group selected Mt. Lookout. We used ArcGIS, Sketchup and Illustrator to display our findings. We came to find a variety of historical information, as well as future plans for development. 16


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These are the land use, pedestrian shed and zoning maps for Mt. Lookout. It is generally occupied by single family housing and the expansive Ault Park in the northeast section. This is also visible on the zoning map, where most of the neighborhood is either residential yellow or parks and recreation green. The pedestrian shed map shows the walkability of Mt. Lookout Square, which is the main thoroughfare in town. The radius displayed is 1,200 feet, and has a good mix of uses including restaurants, bars, shops and some living spaces. However, this is confined to the small main square, and does not expand past this area. This makes Mt. Lookout Square itself very pedestrian friendly, complete with crosswalks signals at every light, but overall not a walkable neighborhood. This Sketchup model of Mt. Lookout Square displays business ownership type. The orange represents privately owned local stores, teal are local chain businesses to Butler and Hamilton counties, and purple is a national chain. Most of the businesses here are independent stores found only in Mt. Lookout.

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Honorable City Planning Commission Cincinnati, Ohio

January 20, 2017

SUBJECT: A report and recommendation for the sale of City-owned property located at 939 E. McMillan Street to the Model Group for their Scholar House in Walnut Hills. GENERAL INFORMATION: Location: 939 E. McMillan Purchaser: The Model Group, Inc. Purchaser’s Address: 2170 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 BACKGROUND: The City currently owns the vacant building at 939 E. McMillan Street. It previously has been used as a Dollar Store through 2014, and then leased by the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation through April 2016 as a pop-up retail space. Since this time in April, it has been completely vacant. The Model Group, who would be purchasing 939 E. McMillan Street, also own 951 Curtis Street and are in the process of acquiring 957 E. McMillan Street to complete the project. The Model Group has proposed to demolish the existing structure and build the Scholar House. This housing project will include affordable housing units and 3 to 4 street level retail spaces. The main purpose is to provide affordable units to single parents who are enrolled in a full time accredited degree program. This will also include an on-site daycare, space for educational programs and parking. The developer needs to receive Lower Income Housing Tax Credit allocation or adequate gap financing through the City’s 2017 Notice of Funding Availability program, or the property will revert back to the City. The property has been appraised at $66,600 with a stipulation that Model Group can negotiate the price at time of sale if adverse environmental conditions and/or financial need can be demonstrated. Anticipated construction phasing will go as follows; - March 1, 2018: close on LIHTC project, close on property with City - March 2, 2018: start of construction - May 1, 2019: completion/certificate of occupancy, lease-up begins - August 1, 2019: building occupied, Scholar House participants ready to start fall 2019 semester CONSISTENCY WITH PLAN CINCINNATI: The building use is consistent with the Live Initiative Area of Plan Cincinnati, specifically the goal to “Provide a full spectrum of housing options, and improve housing quality and affordability” (page 164). The Scholar House would not only provide quality affordable housing, but provide a valuable learning environment to teach single parents how to thrive when they move out on their own. RECOMMENDATION: The staff of the Department of City Planning recommends that the City Planning Commission take the following action: APPROVE the sale of City-owned property at 939 E. McMillan Street to the Model Group for their Scholar House project in Walnut Hills. Respectfully submitted,

Hannah Urbanski, Planning Intern Department of City Planning 20

Approved:

Charles C. Graves, III, Director Department of City Planning


THANK YOU (513) 370-9064 urbanshr@mail.uc.edu

Urban Planning Portfolio  

University of Cincinnati- DAAP

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University of Cincinnati- DAAP

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