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Banks Phase 1A has $91M annual economic impact
"The majority of residents at Current at The Banks moved there from outside the city of Cincinnati, including 20 percent who came from outside the 15-county metropolitan area. The median annual income for Banks residents is $91,000. The residents are expected to spend about $22 million annually, including $1.2 million on dining out."
the.banks  cincinnati  urban.development  urban.living 
september 2016 by taestell
$90M apartment tower planned for Cincinnati's riverfront
"The project, which would be known as SkyHouse Cincinnati, would add 352 apartments and 3,000 square feet of retail space to the southeast corner of the Central Business District."
skyhouse.cincinnati  cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development 
march 2016 by taestell
$50M condo towers planned for downtown Cincinnati
“‘There are tons of apartments built there and more are being built; it has a strong residential feel,’ Rowe told me. ‘It’s also directly on the streetcar line, which is a huge benefit to these condo projects.’”
urban.development  urban.living  cincinnati  cincystreetcar 
march 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati's apartment boom shows no signs of slowing
“Our peer cities are building much more aggressively than us. I don’t think we’re going to have an oversupply problem.”
cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development 
february 2016 by taestell
​How much will it cost to live at downtown Cincinnati’s newest apartment tower at Eighth and Sycamore?
"The developers, North American Properties and NorthPointe Group, believe the apartments will particularly appeal to empty nesters looking to downsize and move downtown."
downtown  cincinnati  urban.development  urban.living 
february 2016 by taestell
OTR loses 2,000 low-income homes, but breakdown may be surprising
“We’ve got real diversity. Cincinnati has a chance to really be a real model on how to revive a neighborhood without displacing families.”
over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urban.living  gentrification 
february 2016 by taestell
Emilio Estevez wants to call Over-the-Rhine home
“My plan is to eventually move [to Cincinnati] and live in Over-the-Rhine.”
over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urban.living  emilio.estevez 
january 2016 by taestell
Changing Demographics in Downtown Cincinnati Encourages Urban Development, CBRE Research Finds
"Cincinnati is in the midst of a revival of its urban core. Over the past 10 years, it has seen an incredible amount of investment with current projects valued at $620 million and counting. [...] The City of Cincinnati is also catering to the transportation demands of its younger residents. The Cincinnati Streetcar [...] is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in 2016. In September 2014, a bike-sharing service called Red Bike launched."
cbre  real.estate  urban.living  cincystreetcar  cincinnati 
december 2015 by taestell
​Firm: Streetcar, new jobs spurring Cincinnati apartment development
"The Cincinnati streetcar and job expansion at the region's Fortune 500 companies is driving the apartment boom in the region, according to national real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap's fourth quarter apartment market report."
cincystreetcar  urban.development  urban.redevelopment  urban.living  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
Financing for downtown Cincinnati micro-apartment project comes together
"Developer Village Green plans to bring 294 luxury apartments, including ones as small as 400 square feet, along with penthouses and other residential spaces to the former Union Central Life Annex building."
village.green  urban.development  urban.redevelopment  urban.living  microapartments  cincinnati  downtown 
december 2015 by taestell
Over-the-Rhine gets $10M townhomes project
"Maestro Development/Daniels Homes [...] will build nine, 3,600-square-foot townhomes at West 15th and Elm streets, two blocks from Washington Park. The homes will be just off the streetcar route."
over-the-rhine  urban.living  cincinnati  urban.development 
november 2015 by taestell
309 Vine’s transformation in downtown Cincinnati will bring micro-apartments, rooftop restaurant
"Michigan-based developer and property manager Village Green confirmed that it plans to bring 294 luxury apartments to 309 Vine St. That will include micro-apartments measuring about 400 square feet along with penthouses and other residential spaces. The miniature urban living options will be the first of their kind in the Greater Cincinnati market."
cincinnati  cities  urban.living  tiny.living  microapartments  downtown 
october 2015 by taestell
Developer: 309 Vine project to have grocery store
"309 Vine is part of a new suite of larger apartment projects planned or underway in and near Downtown Cincinnati from the Baldwin Building conversion in Walnut Hills to the planned mixed-use development and Fourth and Race streets in Cincinnati. It's also one of the latest projects to take older, outdated office space off the market. The renovation of 309 Vine would be removing nearly 300,000 square feet of space from the Downtown Cincinnati inventory."
cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development  urban.redevelopment 
october 2015 by taestell
Garfield Suites converting to upscale apartments
"The owner of Garfield Suites Hotel in downtown Cincinnati plans to convert the 153-unit, full-service all-suites hotel back to rental apartments in 2016."
downtown  cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development 
september 2015 by taestell
Cranley: Time to look at condos at the Banks
“‘They should reconsider that as a condo site,’ Cranley said. [...] But Dan McCarthy, project executive for the Banks lead developer, Carter, said there has never been any conversation about switching the use for the site.”
john.cranley  the.banks  cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development 
august 2015 by taestell
The wait could end (finally!) for downtown condos
“Greiwe said if the trio can secure the land they want, they’ll have a downtown condo project. He’s looking for vacant lots because most existing class B and C office space already is being converted.”
rick.greiwe  downtown  cincinnati  urban.living  sibcy.cline 
august 2015 by taestell
309 Vine developer pushes ahead despite missing out on tax credits
“Village Green, the Farmington Hills, Mich.-based developer, owner and manager of luxury apartment communities, purchased the building in October 2014 for $10 million with plans to redevelop the 300,000-square-foot, 1920s era, ‘Beaux Arts’ building.”
urban.living  cincinnati  309.vine  village.green  urban.development 
august 2015 by taestell
Here’s when AT580 apartments will (finally) be ready
"The AT580 building amenities will include a yoga terrace, a fitness center, a theater room and concierge service. The apartments will feature 9-foot ceilings, granite kitchen countertops, upgraded kitchen cabinets, and private patios and balconies in select units."
urban.living  cincinnati  downtown 
july 2015 by taestell
Suburban developer opens downtown office to give urbanites HGTV treatment
"I live in West Chester and founded the company in West Chester, but the vibe is obviously downtown. [...] There’s still a lot of property on Race, on Elm, on McMicken, on Republic."
cincinnati  over-the-rhine  urban.development  urban.living 
june 2015 by taestell
Model Group adds condos to major Findlay Market project
"The new design calls for 23 apartments and nine for-sale condos. The condos will mostly be two- and three-bedroom units, with one or two one-bedroom condos."
Cincinnati  over-the-rhine  urban.living  urban.redevelopment  urban.development 
april 2015 by taestell
Study: Downtown Cincinnati is no longer just where we work
"Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine have 15,500 residents, according to DCI's 2014 annual report. That’s up from 13,500 in 2013 and 6,962 in 2004. There were 93 condo sales in OTR this year, which represents a boost from 40 in 2010."
cincinnati  urban.living  over-the-rhine 
april 2015 by taestell
10 New Project and Policy Concepts From UrbanCincy
“It has become painfully clear that we are not building enough housing supply to meet demand for center city living [...] In order to meet those demands and prevent runaway price increases, now is the time to go big and develop thousands more units.”
randy.simes  urbancincy  cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development 
march 2015 by taestell
Barrett: High-end grocer scouting Downtown spots
"Barrett, president and chief executive of Downtown-based Western & Southern Financial Group, said Tuesday he met with people last week who want to develop a store that also sells prepared foods in a Downtown building."
groceries  cincinnati  urban.living 
march 2015 by taestell
Streetcar prompts upscale condo developer Rick Greiwe to target downtown Cincinnati
"If we want to be a place where young people want to relocate to and empty nesters want to live, you have got to have those kind of amenities. We're there. Now we need to connect (the streetcar) to Uptown. Then you have an urban center with 160,000 people living and working and playing in one place."
rick.greiwe  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  cincystreetcar  urban.development  urban.living 
february 2015 by taestell
Rookwood Pottery owner plans $75 million development in Over-the-Rhine
"The second phase is a planned $40 million project on about 2.2 acres north of Melindy Street, which will be turned into a pedestrian street. The development would demolish a portion of the Grammer's complex to make way for new construction. Part of Grammer's facade and all of the bar would be preserved."
cincinnati  grammers.place  martin.wade  over-the-rhine  urban.living  urban.redevelopment 
january 2015 by taestell
Apartment boom hitting all major Midwest markets
"Today’s renters increasingly want to live in the center of urban areas. They want to live near public transportation. They want to be able to walk to restaurants and shops. They want to live largely without having to jump into a car each day."
midwest  urban.living 
january 2015 by taestell
Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live
"About 25 percent more young college graduates live in major metropolitan areas today than in 2000, which is double the percentage increase in cities’ total population."
urban.living  millennials 
january 2015 by taestell
Grammer's restaurant would be partially demolished in $40 million project
"[Martin] Wade is planning eight large apartments and 40,000 square feet of office and commercial space on a 2.2 acre site in the 1400 block of Walnut Street."
cincinnati  grammers.place  martin.wade  over-the-rhine  urban.living  urban.redevelopment 
november 2014 by taestell
Village Green buys 309 Vine, plans to develop luxury apartments
"Downtown Cincinnati has got momentum. The only thing missing is rental apartments."
cincinnati  urban.living 
october 2014 by taestell
3CDC buys 3 “problem” properties in Over-the-Rhine
"Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. purchased three low-income housing properties in Over-the-Rhine that have been the source of lots of criminal activity and is in the process of moving residents to other housing options in the neighborhood."
3cdc  housing  urban.living  cincinnati  low.income.housing 
october 2014 by taestell
Why Millennials Are Avoiding Small-Town America
"The American Planning Association urges local planners to mimic the appeal of city centers by creating 'density.' That means keeping the walkable neighborhoods and traditional town centers that millennials say is key to making a community a desirable place to live."
urban.living  millennials  generation.gap 
october 2014 by taestell
$27M renovation to transform historic Cincinnati YMCA
"The historic Central Parkway YMCA will undergo a $27 million renovation that will turn it into a state-of-the-art fitness center and add affordable housing for seniors on the top floors."
cincinnati  over-the-rhine  urban.living  urban.redevelopment  senior.citizens  urban.development 
october 2014 by taestell
Peak Property Group ices plans for 75 apartments in downtown Cincinnati
"Peak Property revealed plans a year ago to transform the buildings into 75 market rate apartments with 15,000 square feet of street-level retail. The redevelopment would have been a nearly $15 million project."
urban.living  cincinnati  urban.development  urban.redevelopment 
october 2014 by taestell
Survey: To recruit and keep millennials, give them walkable places with good transit and other options
"More than half (54%) of millennials surveyed say they would consider moving to another city if it had more and better options for getting around, and 66 percent say that access to high quality transportation is one of the top three criteria in considering deciding where to live next."
transit  transportation  urban.living  millennials 
october 2014 by taestell
​More downtown Cincinnati housing coming to this mostly vacant building
"Eagle Realty Group and Ashley Builders plan to redevelop a mostly vacant building at Sixth and Race streets downtown and turn it into 62 market-rate apartments, according to city documents describing the plan."
urban.development  urban.living  cincinnati 
september 2014 by taestell
3CDC adding dozens of condo, townhomes in Over-the-Rhine
"To make sure there is new product available in the neighborhood, 3CDC is developing 36 for-sale residential units, including 24 condominiums and 12 townhomes. There are four separate projects kicking off in the coming weeks."
3cdc  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urban.living 
september 2014 by taestell
The New Sweet Spots
"Who needs New Urbanism or Smart Growth when so many amazing old neighborhoods are just sitting out there in under-appreciated and radically undervalued cities all across North America?"
urbanism  cities  urban.living  cincinnati  rust.belt 
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
Supermarkets not sold on downtown – yet
"Kroger’s founder Barney Kroger opened his first grocery store in 1883 in Downtown Cincinnati along a route that’s now Fort Washington Way. Its Downtown store on Race Street closed 40 years ago."
kroger  urban.living  urban.development  cincinnati  groceries 
june 2014 by taestell
Kroger changes plans to open downtown Cincinnati store
"The Cincinnati-based supermarket giant is now looking at building a smaller store than previously considered and has enlisted the help of University of Cincinnati architecture students to help it design a workable concept."
kroger  groceries  urban.living  cincinnati  over-the-rhine 
june 2014 by taestell
What’s Missing From the “Affordable Housing” Conversation?
"A common misconception is that middle-class families don’t want to live in the urban core. But this is simply not the case. Remember: if you build it, they will come. And if you don’t think that the most (economically) sustainable way to build an urban core is to build it for the hard-working middle-class, you are crazy."
middle.class  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development  urbanism  cities 
june 2014 by taestell
The Hangover: Cantilevered Buildings of New York
“Some people may not like it [but] with people not willing to sell their property to you, but willing to sell their air rights, the cantilever almost becomes a necessity.”
air.rights  urban.living  urban.development  nyc  new.york 
june 2014 by taestell
Historic Crosley building could be converted into apartments
After similar successful projects such as the American Can Lofts in Northside, a developer is now interested in renovating the Crosley Building in Camp Washington.
cincinnati  crosley.building  camp.washington  urban.redevelopment  urban.living 
june 2014 by taestell
These are the Tri-State's most expensive condos
"Much of that thanks is owed to baby boomers, says Lee Robinson, the lead real estate agent for nine developments on the List. Those aging empty-nesters are no longer interested in the maintenance load of home ownership, but still desire a sense of independence and community."
baby.boomers  urbanism  urban.living  cincinnati 
february 2014 by taestell
Downtown Cincinnati will be transformed by thousands of new residential units
My article for UrbanCincy and the Cincinnati Business Courier on the 1,500 new apartments and condos coming to Downtown Cincinnati in the coming years.
cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development  urbanism  cities  over-the-rhine 
january 2014 by taestell
Target Tests Small Store for Urban Shoppers as Young People Pick Cities Over Suburbs
"John D. Griffith, executive vice president for property development at Target, said that as more people, and especially young people, opted to live in cities rather than suburbs, Target wanted to remain convenient."
target  retail  urbanism  cities  urban.living 
january 2014 by taestell
The Place I Call Home
"Cincinnati shuts down in snow storms. Friday was no exception. Since I live within walking distance, I headed to OTR. I knew that the bars would be filled with locals, or people who could walk to their destinations. Suburbanites in Cincinnati would not leave their homes in this kind of weather."
over-the-rhine  cincinnati  urban.living  urban.development 
december 2013 by taestell
Urbanism, Sub-urbanism, and why I’m tiring of the Streetcar debate.
"[Streetcar opponents] see the city as a holding place for poor, homeless drunks and a recreational facility for wealthy yuppies. They do not believe that normal people actually live here. They do not believe that people with their level of wealth or education would choose to live here."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  urbanism  urban.living  cities  transit  transportation 
december 2013 by taestell
Cincinnati Enquirer: Finish the streetcar
"The region must continue to attract people and companies that can choose anywhere in the world to live and work. A low cost of living is no longer enough to spur growth; we must also offer modern infrastructure and amenities, especially to the millennials and baby boomers interested in urban living."
cincinnati  rail  cincystreetcar  transit  transportation  urbanism  cities  urban.development  urban.living  streetcars 
november 2013 by taestell
Is America seeing 'The End of The Suburbs'?
"Rather, the housing crisis only concealed something deeper and more profound happening to what we have come to know as American suburbia. Simply speaking, more and more Americans don’t want to live there anymore."
housing  suburbs  suburbia  urban.living 
october 2013 by taestell
With the kids gone, aging Baby Boomers opt for city life
“'The millennials and the boomers are looking for the same thing,' said Amy Levner, manager of AARP’s Livable Communities.”
urbanism  cities  baby.boomers  millennials  urban.living  from instapaper
september 2013 by taestell
Satellite Magazine on Over-the-Rhine
"There are certainly a vocal few who tend to get quoted often in the paper, but I’d say you’d be hard-pressed to find long-term residents of the neighborhood who are law-abiding citizens who are unhappy about the changes. I don’t care how poor you are, you don’t want to live amongst crime and neglect and deterioration."
gentrification  cities  urbanism  urban.development  urban.living  cincinnati  over-the-rhine  from instapaper
september 2013 by taestell
How living downtown is different than what I used to do
One person's account of their life in the city compared to their former suburban lifestyle.
urbanism  urban.living  cincinnati  from instapaper
august 2013 by taestell
A Getaway Apartment, in Your Own Building
"'I have reached a point in my life where I want to write,' he said. 'I have a book in mind, and I wanted a sanctuary that didn’t require me to get dressed and go outside. I wanted to go to the passenger or service elevator and just go to a different floor.'"
nyc  new.york  apartments  urban.living  cities  housing  from instapaper
august 2013 by taestell
Craft Brews Create Urban Revival
"What’s going on in Cleveland is happening across the country. Trendy small businesses like breweries and younger residents have been returning to downtown neighborhoods in many cities across the U.S. The biggest cities are growing faster than the suburbs around them, according to Census data."
craft.beer  microbreweries  beer  better.beer  urbanism  cities  urban.development  urban.living  from instapaper
july 2013 by taestell
The Fight Against Small Apartments
Great article on NIMBY opposition to small apartments and "those people" moving in next door.
Seattle  urban.living  urban.planning  apartments  apodments  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
580 Building to be converted to apartments by end of year
"The 17-story office building will be converted into 179 apartments that are due to start opening by the end of this year, Birkla said. Thirteen two-story penthouses will have 20-foot, floor-to-ceiling views and private terraces. They will each be about 1,600 square feet with two bedrooms and a den."
cincinnati  urban.living  housing 
june 2013 by taestell
OTR: Cincinnati's new 'it' place to live?
Cincinnati's Fox19 is finally catching on to the popularity of urban living in the city's historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
local.media  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  housing  urban.living  3cdc  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Survey finds locals feel really good about downtown, Over-the-Rhine
Visitors said parks were one of their top reasons for coming downtown, thanks to the brand new Smale Riverfront Park and revamped Washington Park. That’s in addition to the other top reasons, which include restaurants and bars, Fountain Square, and Findlay Market.
Cincinnati  Over-the-Rhine  OverTheRhine  cities  downtown  midwest  urbanism  urban.living  3cdc  mark.mallory 
november 2012 by taestell

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