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Affordable housing and new retail coming to College Hill

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Affordable housing and new retail coming to College Hill

College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CHCURC) broke ground on a new mixed-use development on July 11. The $11.1 million project, Marlowe Court, is located between Elkton Place and Marlowe Avenue along the 6000 block of Hamilton Avenue. The new development will add 3,700 square feet of street-level retail space and 53 units of affordable senior housing to College Hill’s business district. Project partner Episcopal Retirement Services is managing the recruitment of residential tenants, all of whom will be seniors ages 55 and older. Once the building is complete, ERS will also take the lead on ongoing property management. Local consulting and real estate firm Urban Fast Forward is charged with securing ground-level business tenants. Urban Fast Forward is currently conducting a market feasibility study with community input. Read the rest of this article at Soapbox...

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Northside fills big hole in business district

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Northside fills big hole in business district

New residents are moving into what may be the largest new construction project in Northside’s business district since the 1950s. The $15 million Gantry project has added 131 apartments and 8,000 square feet of commercial space at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Blue Rock Street. The project’s developer, Indianapolis-based Milhaus, is still working to complete the project, but city and community leaders met at the site Friday to applaud Gantry’s impact on the neighborhood. Read more...

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$10M Walnut Hills development ready to open

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$10M Walnut Hills development ready to open

Just Q’in Barbeque Catering will open a restaurant at Trevarren this spring. Wright said Just Q’in makes sense for the site because it’s a restaurant category that’s in short supply in the region. More tenants are being sought for other retail spaces and Urban Fast Forward is identifying tenants for other available spaces. Learning from what’s happened with development in Over-the-Rhine, Urban Fast Forward principal Kathleen Norris said food and drink establishments can serve as a viable anchor for new developments and can bring traffic to the neighborhood. “We’re working on a neighborhood bar and we’d like to have another restaurant, maybe some retail,” Norris said. Read the rest of this article at...

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Clifton citizen group working to improve neighborhood

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Clifton citizen group working to improve neighborhood

In October, Clifton Town Meeting, Clifton Business & Professional Association, Clifton 20/20 and Uptown Consortium commissioned Urban Fast Forward to do a comprehensive study of the Ludlow Avenue business district. The study, called Ludlow 21, revealed a list of suggested improvements in order to attract new residents and businesses to Clifton as well as retain current residents and businesses. After the report came out, the neighborhood organizations knew they couldn’t let it sit on a shelf. So a new organization, the Ludlow 21 Working Group, was formed. The nine volunteers meet twice monthly and host monthly public meetings in order to keep residents and business owners talking about Clifton. Read the rest...

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Nine Giant Brewing to Open in Heart of Pleasant Ridge Business District

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Nine Giant Brewing to Open in Heart of Pleasant Ridge Business District

Nine Giant Brewing has signed a lease at the corner of Montgomery Road and Ridge Avenue in the heart of the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood business district. The announcement comes years after community leaders celebrated the formal establishment of a Community Entertainment District for the area. According to Urban Fast Forward, the agency in charge of leasing at the site, the signing is part of a larger redevelopment effort called Sixty99, which is being spearheaded by Gene Levental, and will eventually include more than $350,000 worth of upgrades to the 87-year-old building. … This is an excerpt from an article on Urban Cincy, read the rest...

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Census: City core, urban growth is new population trend

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Census: City core, urban growth is new population trend

Millennials and boomers alike note shorter commute times, walkability and a sense of connectivity as factors in their desire for city space. “The millennials actually like to travel by transit,” Urban Fast Forward Realtor Kathleen Norris said. “They like to be able to walk out and get a drink or some dinner; walk to the game.” This is an excerpt, read the rest here.

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