October 2014 Project Update


3CDC is midway through the renovation of 1201 Walnut Street with RJ Beischel Construction and MSA Architects. Work is progressing nicely on the first-floor restaurant/bar concept, which is scheduled to open later this fall. The two other commercial spaces on the first floor are also scheduled to be completed in late fall 2014, while the 2nd floor will be finished in early 2015. 3CDC’s new office space, which will comprise the 3rd and 4th floors, is expected to be completed in November 2014.


Construction is in full swing at the new Start-up Innovation Hub at 1311-1315 Vine. At 1313 Vine, the entire roof was torn off and replaced, as was the south wall, while interior demolition was completed at 1315 Vine. Work on the foundation of 1311 Vine is expected to begin later this month.


Progress continues to be made on both buildings at City Gospel Mission’s new campus. Masonry is underway, and the slab on grade has been poured at both buildings. Additionally, the parking lot has been graded, and the construction team is preparing to work on the underground retention system. Roof demolition is also beginning.


3CDC staff obtained approval from the local Historic Conservation board in September. Construction is expected to begin in late fall 2014.


The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Board of Directors approved up to $4.5 million in spending for the project earlier this month, meaning the project has officially met its funding requirements. Predevelopment work on the project is ongoing, with design work progressing nicely.


Three of the nine units that comprise the Tea Company Townhomes have been sold or are under contract. The remaining six units vary in size from one- and two-bedroom units to a single family townhome. Pricing and other listing information for the remaining units is available at www.OTRLiving.com.


Twenty-three of 33 units at Westfalen II have been sold or are under contract. The remaining 10 units, which vary in size from studios to one-bedroom units, feature shared outdoor space, and some offer private balconies. Pricing and other listing information for the remaining units is available at www.OTRLiving.com.


Site prep and initial demo has started on Parksite, which is located at 1316-18 Race Street, directly across from Music Hall and the Civic Lawn at Washington Park. The building’s exterior will be restored to the standards of the Over-the-Rhine Historic District. The end-product will include eight condo units, each featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms.


Construction of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing finishes in the garage and commercial spaces continues on all finished site levels – both above and below grade. Construction of the parking garage elevators has continued below and above grade up to level five. Setting of the building façade panels is nearly complete, while exterior glazing for the façade and installation of wire mesh continues. Construction of the storefront on the south side of the building along Fifth Street is also ongoing. Work on the interior of the building has continued, including the hanging of drywall on level one and the installation of waterproofing on the lower levels. Additionally, construction of the steel stairs has been completed in the north core and is ongoing in the south core.


Mass demolition is complete at the new facility’s future site at 747 W. 5th Street. Site investigation and interior demolition have started, in preparation for full construction.