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Hey everyone, College Hill & Mt. Airy have been dramatically growing in the last few years - thought it would be appropritate to start a form discussing their projects.

 

Right now for College Hill the two biggest projects are Marlowe Court (5,000 square feet, $11.1 million investment, mixed use, 53 senior living apartments, Corner of Hamilton & Marlowe) and College Hill Station (12,000 square feet, 100+ apartments, mix used, corner of Hamilton & North Bend).

 

Mt. Airy is working on the Mt. Airy Commons - it's a small 20 car parking lot and a beautiful pocket park located at 5536 Colerain Ave.

 

Would love to answer any questions and provide more information on the developments!

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​$11M mixed-use project coming to this Cincinnati neighborhood

 

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Developers are set to break ground next week on an $11 million mixed-use project in College Hill that will include 53 apartments and 5,000 square feet of retail space.

 

The project’s apartments will be for seniors and will be developed by a consortium of Episcopal Retirement Services, Model Group and the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/07/08/11m-mixed-use-project-coming-to-this-cincinnati.html


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Those mixed used developments (Marlowe Court, College Hill Station) are just what the doctor ordered to fix the holes in College Hill's NBD. Kudos to CHURC's Mike Cappel for putting these together!


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It was going to kill me having a merged College Hill and Mt. Airy thread. If you have a specific Mt. Airy topic to bring up, feel free to create a thread for that neighborhood. We'll leave this thread specifically for College Hill.

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College Hill has also seen the development of a couple very successful Citirama subdivisions. With all the new housing, it will be very interesting to see if it's a population loser or gainer at the next census. I'd have to imagine Northside will show substantial growth, so it would be awesome if the whole Hamilton Ave corridor could become a successful, growing part of the city. Good for College Hill, and yes, congrats to Mike Cappel who has put in so much work with the CHCURC over the years.

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Thanks Ryan, the only reason I combined the two neighborhoods is because College Hill and Mt. Airy CDC's have a fiscal partnership together. Makes sense to be separate though

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Group buys College Hill building for apartments, retail

 

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A College Hill neighborhood group purchased a building on Hamilton Avenue for renovation into apartments and retail.

 

The College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. (CHCURC) purchased the Marquet Building at the southeast corner of Hamilton and Cedar Avenues for $182,500. It's the sixth building purchase in the last two years for CHCURC.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/03/24/group-buys-college-hill-building-for-apartments.html


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Housing could be coming to former Mount Airy hospital site

 

A developer is looking at turning the site of the former Mercy Health Mount Airy Hospital into a subdivision, and he hopes to secure the city’s support in making it a future site of Citirama.

 

Joe Farruggia, a principal of developer Beaver Creek Interests LLC, has a purchase option on the 52-acre site at 2446 Kipling Ave. and hopes that up to 160 single-family homes will be constructed on the site by homebuilders. He discussed his plans with the Mount Airy Town Council last week and said he has talked to the city about his idea.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/12/07/housing-could-be-coming-to-former-mount-airy.html


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Oh no!!!

 

 

I think the tanks should be preserved and be used as a centerpiece for a great new public space that could create some momentum for the neighborhood


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That would really be a short-sighted and poor decision to demolish the tanks. That's literally the most recognizable building I can think of on the West Side, and one of the most unique in the whole city. Hopefully they can save it and maybe get it included into Mt. Airy forest. If their argument for demo vs keeping the building is maintenance maybe the park board could take it over and include it in the park just like the Eden Park Standpipe. 

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I hope not! That would be such a travesty.

 

They should create publically accessible stairs/elevators (maybe inside one of the tanks?) and put an observation deck on top. One of the highest points in the county (~960 Ft.)


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Plan to convert former Cincinnati hospital to subdivision moves forward

 

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Plans to convert a former Cincinnati hospital property into a single-family home subdivision took a step forward last week.

 

Developer Beaver Creek Interests LLC is working to convert the former Mercy Health Mount Airy Hospital into a residential subdivision. The developer received unanimous approval from the Cincinnati Planning Commission to change the roughly 50-acre property’s zoning to single-family from institutional residential.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/06/05/plan-to-convert-former-cincinnati-hospital-to.html


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Plan to convert former Mount Airy hospital to subdivision shelved for now

 

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A developer has put a plan to redevelop the land where the former Mercy Mount Airy Hospital was into a residential subdivision on ice because a potential new user has approached it.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/06/27/plan-to-convert-former-mount-airy-hospital-to.html


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Developer selected for $25M mixed-use project in College Hill

 

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College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. has selected a preferred developer for the College Hill Station site at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road.

 

The nonprofit community development corporation picked Pennrose LLC as the preferred developer for the 7.5-acre site. Philadelphia-based Pennrose plans to build a $24.6 million mixed-use development with 140 apartments and 11,500 square feet of street-level commercial space.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/07/23/developer-selected-for-25-mixed-use-project-in.html


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Major College Hill project gets key approval

 

The Cincinnati Planning Commission voted unanimously on Friday to sell five properties on 7 acres in College Hill near its business district for a major redevelopment that will bring more than 200 new housing units to the growing neighborhood.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/19/major-college-hill-project-gets-key-approval.html

 

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They've been trying to get a development at these sites for so long. It sounds like this time it might finally happen. Wonderful news for College Hill, which has slowly and quietly turned into a very solid neighborhood with a strong business district. Also, Lasserre Bradley of Pennrose was formerly with the Model Group for many years. It's great to see that he's obviously advocating for Cincinnati in his new (?) role in Philly. It'd be excellent to attract other east coast developers to town. If they're developing in College Hill, no doubt they'll be interested in the even hotter neighborhoods like OTR, Northside, Oakley, etc.

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City set to approve development agreement for major College Hill project

 

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Cincinnati City Council is expected to approve a property sale and development agreement on Wednesday to bring more than 200 new housing units to growing College Hill, including the sale of five properties on 7 acres.

 

Philadelphia-based Pennrose Properties plans the $29.5 million College Hill Station project, with 170 apartment units and 11,000 square feet of commercial space. It also will include a 240-space parking lot. The project is located in the northwest and northeast corners of the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Avenue.

 

“It warms my heart to see everything that’s happened in College Hill,” said Councilman David Mann, the Democrat who chairs council’s budget committee.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/06/11/city-set-to-approve-development-agreement-for.html


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$30 million mixed-use project to bring ‘catalytic development’ to College Hill

 

College Hill Station, a mixed-use development that will fill 7.5-acres of vacant land in the heart of College Hill, took another step forward Wednesday.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/06/12/30-million-mixed-use-project-to-bring-catalytic.html

 

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Steady progress is being made on the Mt. Airy Forest mountain bike trail, but we're a year into construction and they only have about 1.5 miles done.  

 

The mountain bike trail is located in the sliver of land between West Fork Rd. and I-74.  The parking area is near Putz's Creamy Whip.  It has a drinking fountain but no bathroom - this means a lot of people will keep heading down to Putz's or the BP gas station. 

 

This area previously saw almost zero use.  Part of the "E" trail is here but as of last winter, the last time I tried to hike it, it was largely overgrown.  So far the mountain bike trail has taken over some of the other trails in this area but they've had to abandon some of them since they're too steep for mountain biking.  

 

I have now hiked the mountain bike trail 3 times and it's going to be pretty difficult.  It's going to be as hilly as Devou, so you're going to get pretty shot just getting up into the trail since it's uphill right out of the parking lot.  

 

 

 

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