New housing going up in downtown Cincinnati

February 2, 2014 by  

There are a number of new projects going up in downtown Cincinnati, that will increase both residential and commercial space.

Dunnhumby Centre will have new office space, the old Tower Place Mall will be transformed into Mabley Place, and the Enquirer Building will be the site of two new hotels. According to a January 27, 2014 article by the Cincinnati Business Courier, the most exciting part of this is the fact a lot of new residential space will also be part of the development.

Increasing the number of residents in the area will enable small businesses, such as dry cleaners, grocery stores and affordable restaurants, to thrive, which makes a neighborhood stable. If all the plans come to fruition, there will be approximately 1,500 new housing units available in the next 2-3 years, and each project will be unique. Condos, apartments, luxury units and affordable units, one- and two-bedroom units, new construction and renovations of older buildings will all be in the mix. The overall outcome will be something for everyone.

Other developments include a mixed-use residential/commercial project at 15th and Race, and the Mercer Commons project, which will add 28 condos and 126 apartments to the downtown scene.

City officials could work with brochure printers to create a mailer for local area residents describing the new units available and the amenities they offer, with an eye to interesting potential renters.