Opposition to Dial Residential LLC's Proposed Development at 3318 Mowbray Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45226
We, the undersigned Mowbray Lane, Tweed Avenue, and Van Dyke Street property owners and residents are strongly opposed to the Mowbray Manor condominium project as proposed by Dial Residential LLC of Indianapolis, IN due to the excessive number of units (19), lack of parking, and numerous negative effects of the project on public safety (fire and emergency medical services), traffic flow, real estate values, and water, stormwater, and sewer services. Instead of bypassing involvement and input from current residents and the community, we demand Dial Properties, LLC work with the Mount Lookout Community Council, the City of Cincinnati, as well as residents who will be directly affected by the proposed development for many years to come. We are not opposed to sensible, properly-scaled development: but Dial Residential's proposed condominium complex is fundamentally incompatible with the historical and current mix of structures and infrastructure of Mowbray Lane and must be reconsidered and scaled back significantly. We believe any development by Dial Properties or any developer must protect the integrity of the current mix of single-, two-, and four-family structures that make up Mowbray Lane. We strongly urge all parties to work together as a positive force for Mowbray Lane, and we request that our many concerns about this project be taken into serious consideration throughout the planning and possible construction process. Finally, as many of us have just learned of Dial's plans in the past week, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic--making it very difficult to assemble and discuss our concerns, we urge all parties to give Mowbray Lane and impacted neighborhood residents ample time to process and respond to all communications from the City, MLCC, and Dial Residential.