JEDDS – What are they? Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDDs) provide a mechanism by which Ohio municipalities and townships can cooperate to foster development activities without modifications to jurisdiction boundaries. Through JEDD contracts, Green and Colerain Townships are able to use Cheviot’s ability to levy income taxes for the employees in specified township developments. Below are the JEDDS Cheviot has with Green and Colerain Townships.
City of Cheviot JEDDS – Joint Economic Development Districts
|Green||Christ Medical Center||80/20||1%||2062|
* The first number is the township’s portion and the second is Cheviot’s
Cheviot has received over $400,000 in grant monies for community improvements over the past 6 years.
- CDBG* – Frances Avenue Reconstruction – $150,000
- Duke Energy : HCDC Small Business Improvement Program – $20,000 – business assistance to Cheviot businesses
- NatureWorks grant + 25% matching grant – total $56,328 – major improvements to Harvest Home Playground
- CDBG* funding: Harvest Home Park public pool repairs & park enhancements – $60,000
- Interact for Health – $15,800 – completion of 12-station fitness trail at Harvest Home Park
- Port Authority – condemned commercial building demolition – $30,000
- CDBG* Façade Improvement Grant program – $25,000
- CDBG* for revamped tennis courts – $25,000
- Cheviot Savings Bank – $15,000 for Pioneer Park
- KaBoom Playground Maintenance Grant – $750
- WeThrive! Grant through Hamilton Co. Health Dept. – $24,000 – walking signs, community garden at St. Martin’s, Lettuce Us Eat Well Farmers Market promotional materials, 6-station fitness trail, handicapped swing, hopscotch games at Harvest Home Park
- Huntington Bank – $10,000 – sturdy trash receptacles along Harrison Avenue
- CDBG* – major repairs to the Fieldhouse – $150,000
- USDA** – partial funds for ambulance – $30,000
*CDBG – Community Development Block Grant funds
**USDA – United States Dept. of Agriculture
Cheviot’s 2016 Housing Survey provides an overview of our housing stock.
◦Streetscape Plan – The Streetscape and Cemetery Plan was adopted by Cheviot City Council in 2010. The decision was made to incrementally implement the Plan. Among the features now in place are hanging baskets on Harrison Avenue, decorative fencing in front of the cemetery on Harrison, and renovation of Pioneer Park across from the cemetery.