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Cincinnati: Downtown - The McAlpin

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We got a tour of the inside of the building on July 21.  It was dark and raining, so the pictures are not the best.  Unfortunately, we had to delete a few pictures because they were too dark.

 

Another view of the front.

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A new elevator not yet in operation.

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There will be two models, and the following pictures are of the models. 

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The view from the front model

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it looked like there were a bunch of people working inside the white corner building to the west.  any guesses on whether the mcalpins workers were just using the spare space to spread out or is someone actually doing something with that space.  those buildings sure look great from the outside...i hope they can match the pain on the bottom portion though!

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it looked like there were a bunch of people working inside the white corner building to the west.  any guesses on whether the mcalpins workers were just using the spare space to spread out or is someone actually doing something with that space.  those buildings sure look great from the outside...i hope they can match the pain on the bottom portion though!

 

The rumor I heard is that a law firm has purchased the building west of the McAlpin.  Someone appears to be doing a lot of work with that building as well.

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I looked on the auditor's website, the residential portion of the McAlpin is owned by a subsidiary of Madison Marquette, no surprise there.  However, the short building on the corner is still owned by the City, but the tax bill goes to Madison Marquette. 

 

So, they must have had some deal with the City to try to get a commercial tenant in there and then trade ownership once it was occupied maybe?

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I looked on the auditor's website, the residential portion of the McAlpin is owned by a subsidiary of Madison Marquette, no surprise there.  However, the short building on the corner is still owned by the City, but the tax bill goes to Madison Marquette. 

 

So, they must have had some deal with the City to try to get a commercial tenant in there and then trade ownership once it was occupied maybe?

 

I believe Madison Marquette also owns Tower Place.

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I believe Madison Marquette also owns Tower Place.

 

I think so, too.  It would be cool if they filled some of the vacant space in Tower Place with stuff geared towards down town residents.  :)

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^^You have been talking about these delays for awhile....hopefully all the holdup is due to a very high quality of work being done.  I would hope that after all of this you would not have to deal with any more inconveniences.

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So the units are supposed to be ready for occupancy in October.  We still do not have a move-in date, even though they say the building is on schedule.  I even asked today, and so did our realtor, but no move-in date.  This makes me very nervous.  I'm usually a very sound sleeper, but during the past month, I have been waking up at least once during the night because I'm having nightmares.  I'm losing patience every day.  I seriously doubt I will ever have anything built again.

 

Our house has sold, and we need to be out of it next week.  The condo will not be ready.  We're putting our stuff into storage, and we'll be moving in with my mom for a few weeks.  I could not find a short-term affordable apartment for only a month.  We bring this up with them.  I mentioned again today that we have to move in with my mom, and I have to tell her that we don't know how long we'll be there.  I  hope it's only 2-4 weeks.  :(

 

The models are almost ready.  They should be open for the Downtown Tour of Living.

 

 

 

Hang in there!  I had to unexpectedly rent an apartment for over a year, it was rough.  I imagine that they are being careful and thorough and want to get things done right...

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Those guys should be penalized for not meeting certain deadlines. Reminds me when my car was sitting at Maaco for over a month waiting to be worked on! It drove me insane.

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I had to unexpectedly rent an apartment for over a year, it was rough. 

 

I'm sure she thanks you for your reassuring words, mark. ;)

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I'm wondering how many others will chose to be released from their contracts.  A year delay that happens after the start of construction seems insane to me. 

 

I'm glad you are still planning to be in the downtown area.

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Here are some shots of the street level and second story that I took today.  Gotta love all that glass!  I also noticed what looked like a garage entrance on 4th St.  Does anyone know if they are going to have one there?  I hope to god it is just temporary for construction purposes!

 

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