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« Reply #240 on: February 26, 2018, 01:27:55 PM »
This one? I bumped it parking more times than I'd like to count during my years of going to Lance's Art Supply store on design school levels of sleep. I wonder if they are redeveloping it along with the lot? Would be ashamed to lose it to parking or not take the opportunity to fill the gap between the existing buildings.
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« Reply #241 on: February 26, 2018, 01:38:02 PM »
Yes, that building.  The rates that apartments are fetching in that area are so high that it would be great to see an infill project consolidate both lots, but I suspect that there is a larger move in play to acquire everything from Topper's over to Lance's.  So good-bye Uncle Woody's. 

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« Reply #242 on: February 26, 2018, 01:38:41 PM »
The same outfit owns the demolished building, the lot, and Topper's.  So they now have about 80 feet of frontage. 

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« Reply #243 on: February 26, 2018, 01:40:47 PM »
Speaking of demolitions in the area... on Statford Ave in University Heights, there's a new, quite large concrete structure being built at 2810-2814 Stratford Ave. I'm not sure how many stories it will be, but I assume since they're using concrete it'll be at least 4 stories. Previously there was a house and a multi-family building on these parcels.


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« Reply #244 on: February 26, 2018, 02:11:28 PM »
Building between Topper's Pizza and Uncle Woody's being demolished today.

I believe that is related to this: http://city-egov.cincinnati-oh.gov/Webtop/ws/council/public/child/Blob/48822.pdf?rpp=-10&m=1&w=doc_no%3D%27201701398%27

So there will be an infill building.

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« Reply #245 on: February 26, 2018, 02:44:31 PM »
^^Jwulsin, that project has been underway for about 2 months...I keep forgetting to take a photo of it. 


So there will be an infill building.

Good to hear...but where will Topper's insane delivery drivers park now?  That has to be one of the toughest places to work as a delivery driver. 

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« Reply #246 on: February 26, 2018, 02:48:46 PM »
Moved this discussion to CUF, since it's not in Clifton, but in CUF.

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« Reply #247 on: April 10, 2018, 05:29:46 PM »
Despite all of the recent new construction, CUF landlords are collecting record $$$'s on their student rentals.  $500 per bedroom for anything that isn't a total dump.  $1,900/mo listing for this small 3-bedroom on Detzel:
https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/apa/d/3-bedroom-in-clifton/6504088273.html


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« Reply #248 on: April 17, 2018, 09:54:49 AM »
Because it's all still cheaper than living in the dorms.

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« Reply #249 on: April 17, 2018, 11:20:46 AM »
And more freedom. No meetings or STD lectures. No RAs peeking in your fridge. No towels at the bottom of the door.

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« Reply #250 on: April 17, 2018, 02:46:14 PM »
Those things really apply to dorms though, right? I think I had one meeting when I lived in Daniels and it was right when we moved in to vote on whether or not the bathrooms were to be gendered or not.

You are under no obligation to attend meetings and RAs can't enter your dorm without your permission, so they really don't have any authority to do anything anyway.
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« Reply #251 on: April 17, 2018, 03:53:07 PM »
And more freedom. No meetings or STD lectures. No RAs peeking in your fridge. No towels at the bottom of the door.

I asked my sophomore year RA why he wanted to be an RA and he said "because of the free electricity".  I made a face and said really.  He said yeah because he really liked Glade Plug-ins.  I was like...o..kay. 

A month or two later his door was open so I stuck my head in.  Every single outlet had Glad Plug-ins in it, and he even had a power strip with multiple Glad Plug-ins. 

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« Reply #252 on: April 17, 2018, 03:57:31 PM »
A month or two later his door was open so I stuck my head in.  Every single outlet had Glad Plug-ins in it, and he even had a power strip with multiple Glad Plug-ins. 


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« Reply #253 on: April 17, 2018, 04:14:48 PM »
A month or two later his door was open so I stuck my head in.  Every single outlet had Glad Plug-ins in it, and he even had a power strip with multiple Glad Plug-ins. 

Lol, that's the best thing I've ever read. People are so weird.

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« Reply #254 on: April 17, 2018, 04:26:11 PM »
Also I know some guys who are renting a 3-bedroom house on Coy St. (obscure street off of Straight).  They were renting the place for $1,100 for the past 2-3 years.  Now they're being booted so the new owners can charge $1,900 for the same house.  So well over $500 per room. 

Seems like the CUF homes on the market are using $50,000 per bedroom as the going sales price, which assumes $500/mo rent.  There is a 4-bedroom listed right now on W. Clifton at $199k and a 5-bedroom (2 units) for $240k.  The second looks a little questionable since the fifth bedroom is in the basement. 







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« Reply #255 on: April 26, 2018, 08:11:41 AM »
Moved the discussion about rising property values to its own thread since it was mostly not about CUF.

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« Reply #256 on: May 09, 2018, 01:17:34 AM »
New infill apartment building on Calhoun between Uncle Woody's and Topper's:

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« Reply #257 on: May 09, 2018, 08:46:24 AM »
If you visit that site looks like they have some more information along with this rendering.

http://www.studenthousingmgmt.com/cincinnati/?p=836

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« Reply #258 on: May 09, 2018, 09:01:04 AM »
Well that is just unfortunate...

Edit: Hold up, they wasted 2/3 of the front elevation for the elevator and a hall and left the living room windowless in 1/2 of the units? Ugh. If they just flipped the orientation of the front stair/elevator/hall core and the living room so the core was centered on the building then the living room could extend to the front wall and have windows and less square footage would be dedicated to core elements.

I have a co-living client who likes 5 and 6 bedroom apartments and lay these types of units out all the time in buildings just like this. There are way better solutions than these floor plans.
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« Reply #259 on: May 09, 2018, 10:19:58 AM »
Well that is just unfortunate...

Edit: Hold up, they wasted 2/3 of the front elevation for the elevator and a hall and left the living room windowless in 1/2 of the units? Ugh. If they just flipped the orientation of the front stair/elevator/hall core and the living room so the core was centered on the building then the living room could extend to the front wall and have windows and less square footage would be dedicated to core elements.

I have a co-living client who likes 5 and 6 bedroom apartments and lay these types of units out all the time in buildings just like this. There are way better solutions than these floor plans.
ugh. I'm no architect but having a living room with no windows???? And your suggestion of flipping the stairs/elevator with the living room makes perfect sense.

@jmicha - move back to Cincy so you can fix these things!

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« Reply #260 on: May 09, 2018, 10:30:17 AM »
Yeah, the layout is unforunate, but I am surprised and impressed that they are going with this level of density. They are describing them as "5 bedroom apartments" even though it looks like the bedrooms will be leased on an individual basis so there's a total of 10 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, and 4 bathrooms per floor. I wish developers would propose this type of living situation for other projects in the urban core, not just for "student housing."

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« Reply #261 on: May 09, 2018, 11:38:11 AM »
I am surprised and impressed that they are going with this level of density(...)I wish developers would propose this type of living situation for other projects in the urban core, not just for "student housing."

Yeah, that level of density is really impressive. These types of buildings can quickly absorb demand and keep prices in check. I hate the look of the exterior of this building, but am impressed with the developer's decision to go this dense.

Move back to Cincy so you can fix these things!

Lol, I will probably wind up back in Cincy at some point later in life. Hopefully by that time developers will have figured out how to do high density well.

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« Reply #262 on: May 17, 2018, 05:20:29 PM »
No new news on Deaconess redevelopment, only that the developer paid a whopping $27 million for the hospital.  They're likely going to tear down the entire thing except for the parking garage. 

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/05/17/developer-seeking-community-input-for-deaconess.html

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« Reply #263 on: May 17, 2018, 05:39:56 PM »
I thought I saw construction photos somewhere. Is the first phase of it underway?

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« Reply #264 on: May 17, 2018, 05:48:12 PM »
I thought I saw construction photos somewhere. Is the first phase of it underway?

I saw them doing stuff behind the parking garage the last week of April.  They may have just been removing trees.

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« Reply #265 on: May 17, 2018, 05:49:03 PM »
I thought I saw construction photos somewhere. Is the first phase of it underway?

Yes but not the main hospital building.  The current apartment complex is on land that was mostly vacant for as long as I remember.  They did tear down two homes on University Ct. and there was a large home on the opposite side of University at Fortune until about 2013 but that land is being used as a staging area.  So maybe they will put some parking there eventually. 

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« Reply #266 on: May 17, 2018, 05:57:25 PM »
Oy. Reading the articles can help:

"Trinitas Ventures, an owner, investor, developer, builder and manager of commercial real estate, purchased the 5.8-acre parcel at 311 Straight St. in September 2017 for $27 million. Last year, it started construction on the first phase of redevelopment, the Deacon, a student housing development on the northeast corner of Straight Street and University Court. This $108 million project wraps around an existing parking garage and fills what was mostly vacant property."

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« Reply #267 on: May 17, 2018, 06:11:30 PM »
The article is behind a paywall. But thanks for the info.

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« Reply #268 on: May 17, 2018, 06:34:02 PM »
^Subscribe! Support good and relevant journalism!

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« Reply #269 on: May 17, 2018, 08:58:27 PM »
^^ You can also Google the exact text of the headline and look at the cached version.