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Terrace Plaza Hotel: Need to Cincinnati maintain it

The former Terrace Plaza Hotel at 15 W. Sixth St., between Vine and Race streets, in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Cincinnati’s metropolis scheduling fee Friday voted 6-1 against recommending the Terrace Plaza Lodge in downtown Cincinnati be declared a historic landmark. 

That advice puts them at odds with the city’s Historic Conservation Board. Cincinnati Town Council will have the last say.

The final decision could enjoy a major position in the destiny of a key block just off Fountain Sq..   

Vacant and decaying now, this 74-yr-outdated constructing was once an architectural marvel. Preservationists said holding its imposing 7-story wall of brick was crucial opponents of landmark status claimed the making required to be redeveloped promptly, and adding any constraints would hinder that.

Friday’s vote following a two-hour listening to came on the heels of a report produced Wednesday in which metropolis planners spelled out why they don’t imagine it can be ideal to designate the building as a historic landmark.