The Cincinnati Park Board didn’t vote on a proposed new building at Burnet Woods Thursday because the foundation that wanted it withdrew its request.
The Camping and Education Foundation, with offices in Cincinnati and Minnesota, was proposing an 1,800-square foot building across from the Trailside Nature Center in the park and was supposed to detail its proposal in a Dec. 17 virtual park board meeting.
President of Preserve Burnet Woods Cynthia Duval had argued there is already a building the foundation could use and it’s right across the street from the site it is proposing. “And we don’t need to cut into a hillside and put in brand new buildings that have destructive impact on the habitat of the park when we’ve got a perfectly fine educational building,” she says.
Duval was worried the Camping and Education Foundation would essentially have the rights to the building, which…