These renderings of the dealerships shown below were presented at the status meeting held March 20.  No new renderings have been presented, despite residents requesting to see a rendering of the Cambridge Avenue side of the proposed development, which faces the neighborhood.  At an Open House held by Township Trustee David Kubicki and Township Administrator Mike Lemon on May ?, the same renderings were presented despite the presentation putting forward a new site plan showing that, instead of a stand-alone Porsche dealership, and inventory parking lot, a stand-alone Alfa Romeo / Maserati building was now planned.  Additional renderings were requested at that time and none have been provided.

These are the four houses that Porsche of the Village is seeking to rezone from residential to commercial. They would be demolished to make room for the dealership expansion. They are on the north side of Cambridge between Plainville and Edith, immediately to the west of the Dollar General store that fronts on Plainville.

Here are a few views from people’s houses looking towards the four houses that would be demolished and the Dollar General Store. Keep in mind that the originally proposed stand-alone Porsche dealership building would be 28 feet in height – four feet higher than the home currently closest to the Dollar General Store.

Here is a scan of a document from the Mariemont Historical Society about the historic Richardson house, which previously occupied what is now Dale Park, and was moved to its current location on the south side of Cambridge between Edith and Plainville. Also included here are an older photograph of Madison Place and the 1869 map of Columbia Township.

Thank you to the Mariemont Preservation Foundation for their help in sourcing some amazing photographs, maps and documents from the early days of the area’s history!