taestell + historic.preservation   36

Former downtown Cincinnati P&G office purchased for conversion to boutique hotel
"Sun Companies plans to convert the more-than-125,000-square-foot building into a 130-room Cambria Hotel."
choice.hotels  hotels  cincinnati  historic.preservation 
june 2017 by taestell
$45M apartment project planned in historic Crosley building
"The Crosley Building…was built in 1928 and designed by famed Cincinnati architecture firm Samuel Hannaford and Sons. It was the headquarters of the Crosley Radio Corp. and home to their design and manufacturing operations. It also was home to 700 WLW-AM’s studio for a time."
crosley.building  camp.washington  cincinnati  ohio  historic.preservation  urban.development 
june 2016 by taestell
​What do the Dennison Hotel’s neighbors think about demolishing it?
"Preservationists maintain that there is no true redevelopment plan [for The Dennison] on the table today from Columbia."
downtown  cincinnati  historic.preservation  dennison.hotel 
may 2016 by taestell
Human remains found during Music Hall renovation
"Part of the land where Music Hall is located was once a 'potter’s field' or public burial ground for at least 20 years in the early 1800s."
cincinnati  historic.preservation  archaeology  music.hall 
april 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati's historic conservation staff weighs in on Dennison Hotel demolition
“The applicant has not provided credible evidence that they cannot reuse the building nor can a reasonable economic return be gained form the use of all or part of the building.”
cincinnati  historic.preservation  downtown  dennison.hotel  urban.development 
april 2016 by taestell
UC board allocates millions to renovate, replace buildings
"The UC board allocated a total of $37 million for the projects, some of which will begin on UC’s medical campus in Corryville in spring 2015."
university.of.cincinnati  uc  cincinnati  historic.preservation 
december 2015 by taestell
​3CDC planning Over-the-Rhine boutique hotel
"The hotel will have 20 guest rooms and a bar and restaurant on the first floor, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Development."
cincinnati  over-the-rhine  historic.preservation  adaptive.reuse 
december 2015 by taestell
Is there a plan brewing to restore Emery Theatre?
"The 1,700-seat Emery at 1112 Walnut St. was considered one of the three best concert halls in the country when it opened in 1911 inside the former Ohio Mechanics' Institute Building. UC assumed control of the building in 1969."
emery.theatre  university.of.cincinnati  uc  cincinnati  over-the-rhine  historic.preservation 
december 2015 by taestell
Former Terrace Plaza hotel rots as owners battle in court
“When it’s raining outside, it is essentially raining inside. Sections of the ceiling are collapsed … There is plaster damage throughout and mold everywhere.”
terrace.plaza  historic.preservation  cincinnati 
september 2015 by taestell
UC to transform 1st Cincinnati Sears store into $16M innovation center
"It would cost significantly more to tear this building down and build a new poured concrete building than to renovate. Once we took a close look at it, we realized we could gut the entire building, rebuild the infrastructure which has been deteriorating in recent years and develop very functional space, all while saving a Cincinnati architectural gem."
uc  architecture  historic.preservation  cincinnati  university.of.cincinnati 
september 2015 by taestell
OTR event center and bar Transept sets opening
"Josh Heuser, head of Over-the-Rhine-based creative marketing and event planning firm AGAR, and Michael Forgus, managing partner of Funky’s Catering, are behind the $4.7 million renovation of the building that had sat vacant since 1993."
the.transept  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urban.development  historic.preservation  urban.redevelopment 
august 2015 by taestell
​Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board appointee Shree Kulkarni had years-long dispute with panel, donated to Cranley
“Kulkarni’s dispute with the Historic Conservation Board began in 2012 when he asked for permission to demolish 309 W. Fifth St., a structure within the Fourth Street Historic District that he intended to rehabilitate. He already had torn down the structure adjacent to it, 305 W. Fifth St.”
shree.kulkarni  john.cranley  historic.preservation  cincinnati  urban.development 
august 2015 by taestell
Tri-State Building buyer takes 1st step to convert to apartments
“The 15-story building has 14 floors of potential occupancy and ‘is an excellent example of Commercial style architecture during the turn of the century,’ according to the historic designation report.”
cincinnati  historic.preservation  urban.development 
july 2015 by taestell
Baldwin apartments, 6 other projects land $7M in historic tax credits
"The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded a total of $27.5 million in historic tax credits to 19 applicants planning to rehabilitate 33 historic buildings across the state. The projects are expected to help fund more than $279 million in private investment."
cincinnati  historic.preservation 
june 2015 by taestell
How far is too far gone for old OTR buildings?
"3CDC and others have offered to buy the Davis Building for more than the Stough Group paid for it, but the company is expected to appeal Historic Conservation Board's decision to the Board of Zoning Appeals this month."
over-the-rhine  historic.preservation  cincinnati  urban.development 
january 2015 by taestell
Dennis Janson: Why the debate over funding Music Hall, Union Terminal repairs? Do it.
"As the lines are drawn over whether or not to fund refurbishment of Union Terminal and Music Hall, I find it hard to believe there is any debate at all."
dennis.janson  music.hall  union.terminal  saveouricons  cincinnati  hamilton.county  historic.preservation 
july 2014 by taestell
6 Educated Guesses as to the Future of Lytle Park
Some likely predictions about what Western & Southern intends to do in and around Lytle Park.
lytle.park  cincinnati  ohio  historic.preservation 
july 2014 by taestell
AC Hotel by Marriott not coming to former SCPA building
Instead: "At this point, a total of 155 market-rate apartments are planned, with another eight units that could be created from the building’s theater space, if another use is not found in the next five to seven years."
scpa  pendleton  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urban.development  urban.living  historic.preservation 
july 2014 by taestell
COAST fights Music Hall, Union Terminal tax
"Members of the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes will go before Hamilton County commissioners Monday to make their case against the levy, which supporters say is needed to help pay for $331 million in renovations at the two historic buildings."
coast  union.terminal  music.hall  historic.preservation  cincinnati  hamilton.county 
july 2014 by taestell
Three unique apartment projects in the works for Cincinnati
Core Redevelopment plans to renovate three historic buildings in Cincinnati, including the old School for Creative and Performing Arts in Pendleton.
pendleton  scpa  historic.preservation  urban.development  core.redevelopment  cincinnati  over-the-rhine 
june 2014 by taestell
Blending old and new: 3CDC faces challenges with new construction in historic Over-the-Rhine
"The design calls for building a 300-space parking garage in the middle of the site that would be hidden by historic buildings and new construction facing the streets. The final project would have 57 new housing units and 15,000 square feet of commercial space."
3cdc  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urban.development  historic.preservation  urban.planning 
january 2014 by taestell
Over-the-Rhine residents, property owners craft plan for blocks just south of Liberty Street
"It suggests a mix of single-family townhouses, senior housing and multi-family apartment and condominium buildings that includes affordable housing. In all, it would add 165 residential units to the area, which already has 43 residential units that are occupied."
over-the-rhine  cincinnati  ohio  historic.preservation  urban.development  from instapaper
september 2013 by taestell
Tom Luken on Union Terminal
My take on Tom Luken's statement that the city should not have stepped in to preserve Union Terminal.
tom.luken  union.terminal  cincinnati.union.terminal  cincinnati  historic.preservation  history  art.deco  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Museum Center building a white elephant
Unbelievable letter-to-the-editor from former Cincinnati Mayor Tom Luken, claiming that the city should not have stepped in to save Union Terminal. The building is now home to the Cincinnati Museum Center and is perhaps the city's most recognizable icon.
cincinnati  union.terminal  historic.preservation  architecture  art.deco  cincinnati.union.terminal  tom.luken  coast  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Museum Center levy deserves support
"The Museum Center levy could be taken off the books and taxpayers wouldn’t even know the difference. But if Union Terminal was damaged beyond repair, Cincinnati and Hamilton County would never be the same."
cincinnati  union.terminal  historic.preservation  architecture  art.deco  cincinnati.union.terminal  taxes  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Councilman got wish: Historic club gutted
Total insanity: "Detroit City Councilman Kwame Kenyatta boastfully told preservationists that he supported leveling the architecturally significant building because “blacks probably couldn’t” be members."
detroit  historic.preservation  demolition  cities  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
America's Most Elegant McDonald's
"Thank God for the citizens of the New Hyde Park, who worked to secure landmark status for the building in 1987. McDonald’s had no choice but to restore the property and work within the parameters of the landmarks commission, which ultimately resulted in their most beautiful restaurant in America."
mcdonalds  fast.food  architecture  historic.preservation 
june 2013 by taestell
New life for Cincinnati's old Friar’s Club site
"A gated apartment community for college students will replace the Friar’s Club, an 80-year-old Clifton Heights fixture whose demolition is scheduled to begin May 1."
cincinnati  demolition  historic.preservation 
june 2013 by taestell
Everybodys Records and Gaslight are safe for the moment
The owner of the building housing Everybody's Records is "just not interested" in selling, but Anchor Properties' offer keeps increasing.
Cincinnati  historic.preservation  urbanism  cities 
june 2012 by taestell
Renewed pleas to clean up Crosley Building; Criminal charges filed
The owner of the iconic building, formerly home to 700 WLW, has failed to pay his taxes and has let the structure fall into disrepair.
architecture  history  historic.preservation  Cincinnati  Crosley.Building  Camp.Washington 
june 2012 by taestell
Board denies demolition of former Bay Horse Café building
Historic Conservation Board member Ken Jones to owner of deteriorating building: The problem is your building "looks so bad and hasn't been maintained."
Cincinnati  historic.preservation 
june 2012 by taestell
More on the Everybody’s Records Problem
A new organization, the Pleasant Ridge Preservation Society, is seeking to prevent Walgreens from tearing down local businesses to build a new store.
walgreens  historic.preservation 
june 2012 by taestell
OTR Foundation competes online for dollars
Your quick vote could help the Over-the-Rhine Foundation win $25,000 to put towards saving historic architecture in Cincinnati's urban core.
cincinnati  urbanism  historic.preservation  from google
june 2011 by taestell

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