College Hill Gateways

The two large gateways located in the southern and northern ends of the Business District were completed in 2010 & 2012, respectively through the Neighborhood Business District Improvement Grant (NBDIP) which is funded by the City of Cincinnati. 

The Gateways represent and include the identity of College Hill combining  a visual symbol with the name College Hill and the tagline “A Diverse and Neighborly Community.” The identity reflects the community’s rich architectural history and its natural surroundings. The Neighborhood Business District Way-finding Signage and NBD Gateways reflect these elements working together for a consistent identity.

The sign design also utilizes the tagline, colors, and elements from the identity—using all faces of the sign to convey the identity. Both the gateways and directional signs help convey College Hill’s cohesive identity.