NCAC Development Process Resources


Various scorecards/evaluation tools

Councilmember Landsman Balanced Development Packet: Balanced Development Scorecard Tables, related motions etc (download PDF here) **comprehensive set below

Other tools adopted by neighborhoods to review for creating a shared evaluation tool by the Community Councils:

Walnut Hills Equitable Development Scorecard (download PDF here)

Peaslee Equitable Development Rubric  (download PDF here)
Further information, including Rubric, Guidebook and Toolkit:


Engaging in the Development Process

City’s Development Process Brochure showing the process and community engagement points from the City point of view. (download PDF here)  
Created from a City Manager Report as an at-a-glance for quick reference

CBA Toolkit from Action Tank (download PDF here)  

Development 101 guides from Action Tank: Affordable Housing (pdf), Tax Abatements (pdf), TIF (pdf), Zoning (pdf)


Financial Incentives

TIF 101 presentation from DCED (download PDF here)  

Tax Abatements
DCED Presentations: 
Residential CRA Reform 2023 (includes list of LIFT, EXPAND, and SUSTAIN neighborhoods); 
Residential(download PDF here)Commercial (download PDF here)

City Administration report on funds, incentives and recommendations for Balanced Development from Dec 2019.  Lengthy, but very very informative.  (Download PDF here) 


Ordinances and Motions, etc

Municipal Code
References to Community Councils within Municipal Code (compilation, highlighted) (download .doc here)

To review Cincinnati Municipal Code in entirety go to Municode Cincinnati


**full set of documents related to Landsman Balanced Development below

Landsman Balanced Development Packet 

Vote Budget and Finance 3-8-2021
Budget and Finance Discussion 3-1-2021 – watch on Facebook 1:01:09 – 1:28

Executive Summary 

Ordinance and Priorities Rubric B version (pdf) 

Related Motions/Ordinances

Informational material provided by City Manager’s Office/Administration

Administrative response to questions (pdf)

Administrative memo re: Community Engagement 

Current DCED Incentive Application Review Document and Major Projects Submittal Packet (pdf)

Illustrative project with rubric and what the transmittal would look like
Priorities Rubric-And Transmittal-Illustrative Only (pdf)

Full packet with earlier versions and including Peaslee’s comparision with Peaslee Rubric and Developer’s Questionnaire 
Balanced Dev Full Packet 3-5-2021 (pdf)

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