30 November 2006

High Rise Condos Coming to 5th & Race

Downtown Cincinnati gets some big britches:

A piece of prime downtown real estate may soon become the first housing development designed for and specially marketed to young professionals.

A source confirmed the structure would include up to 900 underground parking spaces and retail on the first and possibly second floors. One and two-bedroom condos, ranging from 750 to 1,500 square feet, priced from $150,000 to $300,000, would fill out the development. An announcement and construction could begin early next year, the source said.

Great news. It would be even better if the building were to showcase some creative architecture and design. Unfortunately, that's probably not going to happen judging by the architectural firm's past work. Ho-hum. Let's hope at the very least that the building will meet LEED green building standards.

1 comment:

Nemo Wolfe said...

Not quite the first. There's the project at Fourth and Central with the transparent garage doors on the balconies.

It is telling that Eagle Development, Western & Southern, and John Barrett seem totally unaware of the benefits reaped from snagging Daniel Liebskind to design the Ascent in Covington.