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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills / East Walnut Hills: Development and News
« Reply #630 on: December 15, 2017, 02:27:41 PM »
I'm excited for this project to get going, this area needs it badly and it adds to everything going on McMillan east of Gilbert.

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills / East Walnut Hills: Development and News
« Reply #631 on: December 15, 2017, 04:02:20 PM »
Major Walnut Hills project gets final approval



The Cincinnati Planning Commission gave unanimous final approval on Friday to the Firehouse Row development in Walnut Hills, clearing the way for the $13 million mixed-use project by Indianapolis-based Milhaus Development to begin construction.

Commissioners voted unanimously for the final development plan.

“We’re excited to be a part of the revitalization of this neighborhood,” said Greg Martin, Milhaus’ co-founder and vice president for development.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/12/15/major-walnut-hills-project-gets-final-approval.html
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills / East Walnut Hills: Development and News
« Reply #632 on: December 19, 2017, 11:41:36 AM »
Looks like these two sites are being completely gutted, they are basically across the street from the large anthem project.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.127271,-84.4819934,3a,75y,335.44h,83.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ0wa9upFDOwNn1_C5njPOw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1270523,-84.4830987,3a,75y,333.57h,97.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si5Egiact2nGTiemeKSxOnQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

*Edit: Looks like the second link, 1222 WHT, is being gutted for what looks like market rate apartments for 550,000:

https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/council/meeting-agendas-minutes/council-minutes/september-27-2017/

   CITY MANAGER   Item #:  201701361 ORDINANCE (EMERGENCY) submitted by Harry Black, City Manager, on 9/27/2017, approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute a Community Reinvestment Area Tax Exemption Agreement (LEED or Living Building Challenge) with 1222 WHT LLC, thereby authorizing a 12-year tax exemption for 100% of the value of improvements made to real property located at 1222 William Howard Taft Road in East Walnut Hills (based on statistical neighborhood approximation) or Walnut Hills (based on community council boundary designation) neighborhood of Cincinnati, in connection with the remodeling of the building thereon into residential apartments, which remodeling shall be completed in compliance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver, Gold or Platinum standards or Living Building Challenge standards, at a total remodeling cost of approximately $530,000. ***
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills / East Walnut Hills: Development and News
« Reply #634 on: January 13, 2018, 03:51:17 PM »
Indianapolis developer gives big Walnut Hills project a new name

Milhaus, the Indianapolis developer building a major, $13 million mixed-use project in Walnut Hills, has given it a new name and released some additional details about the project.

Originally called Firehouse Row, Milhaus has renamed the 124-unit Poste. The project will be bordered by East McMillan, Wayne, Kenton and Copelen streets. The building fronting McMillan will be four stories, while the others will be three.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/01/12/indianapolis-developer-gives-big-walnut-hills.html
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills / East Walnut Hills: Development and News
« Reply #635 on: January 18, 2018, 04:30:17 PM »
Developers to restore Walnut Hills apartment building



A group of local developers plans to restore a building in Walnut Hills near the $13 million Poste apartment development.

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/01/18/developers-to-restore-walnut-hills-apartment.html
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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills / East Walnut Hills: Development and News
« Reply #636 on: January 29, 2018, 01:30:15 PM »
This building is fenced off and has SRGS (I think) Stabilization sign on it.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1271331,-84.4849917,3a,75y,247.7h,99.66t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqEpqbrOiDu8b3N0u5xkPLw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

The Old Eastern Hills YMCA looks full go about now:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.125471,-84.4833892,3a,75y,3.14h,97.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1spAkILRSPLynIAekTx2_HQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

The Anthem site looks about 75-85% completely demolished now:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.126025,-84.4797412,3a,75y,346.54h,91.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssBCQKYTvJdqMXEJKQjr88A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This Duplex Looks about completely gutted and cleaned out, not certain what they are doing here:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1272905,-84.4823184,3a,75y,330.83h,92.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swbiL1F_J3KpP6vnf_kFdnw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This building looks like it is completely gutted now and work ongoing inside:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1270523,-84.4830987,3a,75y,337.98h,101.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si5Egiact2nGTiemeKSxOnQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Ton of work going on here now at the Paramount Building:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1259221,-84.490172,3a,75y,55.45h,95.69t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sS5l2g7W4ZoZ_mQpLSfP_4Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Does anyone know if there are plans yet for these buildings?  I don't think there is but great potential, hopefully it doesn't get the wrecking ball with the new MLK Interchange:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1329722,-84.4879715,3a,37.5y,141.87h,95.49t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJZ-Hztrg1lKeyNjF52oQBg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills / East Walnut Hills: Development and News
« Reply #637 on: January 29, 2018, 01:35:02 PM »
Does anyone know if there are plans yet for these buildings?  I don't think there is but great potential, hopefully it doesn't get the wrecking ball with the new MLK Interchange:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1329722,-84.4879715,3a,37.5y,141.87h,95.49t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJZ-Hztrg1lKeyNjF52oQBg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I believe I saw that the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation owns that whole block now. I think they are demolishing a couple of buildings, and saving a couple of them.

EDIT: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/11/27/exclusive-prime-land-near-i-71-mlk-interchange.html

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The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation has purchased 1.7 acres worth of property near the new interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive with plans to redevelop it.

Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, along with acquisition partners Cincinnati Development Fund and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, purchased the Walnut Hills properties at the intersection of Gilbert and Lincoln avenues from the Community Builders for about $800,000. The properties had been assembled by Community Builders for a planned development project, but the group decided to list the properties for sale in January 2017 after unsuccessfully submitting for state funding.

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 The Community Builders had planned to demolish all of the buildings at one point, but Wright said the foundation is working to save some key properties.

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Some of the buildings the foundation is looking to save are 907 Foraker Ave., 2924 Gilbert Ave., and 933 Lincoln Ave.
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« Reply #638 on: January 31, 2018, 12:30:39 PM »
Ugh, save all the freaken buildings.  Those people are losers, or are in the pockets of developers who don't know better :/

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« Reply #639 on: January 31, 2018, 01:16:31 PM »
2506 Moorman, a 2,000 sqft SFH, was flipped and sold for $429,900. This is the highest cost I've seen a rehabbed SFH in this area go for so far...

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« Reply #640 on: February 07, 2018, 11:07:34 AM »
All of the townhomes in Washington Terrace have been torn down (last one is being torn down today). The property is CMHA property.

It's sad how much has been torn down in the ~45 acre area bounded by 71, Victory Parking, Gilbert, and MLK. The majority of the parcels are now owned by CMHA, Hamilton County Landbank, or City of Cincinnati.  Are they trying to clear the entire area to prep it for redevelopment? Has anything ever been publicly stated about the plans?

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1373119,-84.4877427,3a,89.9y,87.02h,92.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8ov3pvheZ7U7csTEuEKRmg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656






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« Reply #641 on: February 07, 2018, 11:09:04 AM »
Yeah I saw them tearing that down yesterday.  Let's keep complaining about OTR "gentrification" while a mile up the road old public housing is being torn down for another Rookwood shopping center and another Mayfield Clinic. 

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« Reply #643 on: February 07, 2018, 12:00:58 PM »
So the western half of that development was demolished when I-71 was built and the remaining half got demolished for redevelopment after the I-71 widening. Awesome.

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« Reply #644 on: February 07, 2018, 10:48:12 PM »
Dreadful Alms Pl apartments on the auction block:
https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/CIN/1566984/2817-2819-Ashland-Ave-Walnut-Hills-OH-45206

People were still living in this complex, probably illegally, up until about a year ago, after "lead paint" warning signs appeared. 

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« Reply #645 on: February 07, 2018, 10:54:11 PM »
It always bothered me that they started but never finished painting the building.  Plus the massive conduits for the new electric service.  Seems like someone started doing a bunch of upgrades then totally fell apart.  https://goo.gl/maps/AEcoZ7z49fy

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« Reply #646 on: February 08, 2018, 07:47:16 AM »
Dreadful Alms Pl apartments on the auction block:
https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/CIN/1566984/2817-2819-Ashland-Ave-Walnut-Hills-OH-45206

People were still living in this complex, probably illegally, up until about a year ago, after "lead paint" warning signs appeared. 
Why do you call these "Alms Pl"? They're on Ashland... and I think the name of the apartments is/was "Gordon Terrace": https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1305346,-84.4819705,3a,37.1y,321.3h,97.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szCfdMlVKDp4PlCVGXYgHqg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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« Reply #647 on: February 08, 2018, 09:19:56 AM »
Those are close to my work.  I kind of wonder if they can get anything out of those buildings since it is on a dead end street flanked by a park that is in bad shape.  Wonder if it might be better to re-do that whole corner with the park which is never used now and the other side of Ashland where the buildings sit with newer development. 

I mean, they could go and re-do those actual buildings but I don't know how successful it would be as is without redeveloping the park or building on top of the park.

That area seemed to have a lot of crime as I remember at least 3 shootings in that street over the last 3 years but like others have said, has been shuttered for about a year or so.

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« Reply #648 on: February 08, 2018, 11:42:42 AM »
^^you're right they're on Ashland, not Alms.  I should know that, given the fact that I probably delivered 25 pizzas to this complex.  It was like walking into a Walker Evans photograph with James Agee narration.  Hard to believe that buildings in such terrible condition were being rented to impoverished people into the 2010's. 

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Re: Cincinnati: Walnut Hills / East Walnut Hills: Development and News
« Reply #649 on: February 14, 2018, 02:05:57 PM »
Fast-growing firm moving headquarters to historic Walnut Hills building

One of Greater Cincinnati’s fastest-growing companies will be moving its headquarters to a historic building in Walnut Hills.

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« Reply #650 on: March 05, 2018, 09:46:05 PM »
These photos were from Sunday, Feb 18:


















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« Reply #651 on: March 05, 2018, 11:05:02 PM »
Great stuff Jake.
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« Reply #652 on: March 06, 2018, 08:40:20 AM »
Thanks Jake.  A lot of work happening in Walnut Hills / E. Walnut Hills for certain, but still a lot more to go to increase the vibrancy especially on McMillan, these bigger projects should help with the vibrancy quite a lot and hopefully spin off some more renovations.

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« Reply #653 on: March 06, 2018, 08:48:38 AM »
Kevin Wright, the executive director at the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, is stepping down on April 6. He was largely responsible for steering the organization into it's current path, and I think deserves a lot of the credit for what has been happening in Walnut Hills.

It will be interesting to see who replaces him and how the organization fares after his departure.

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« Reply #654 on: March 06, 2018, 01:28:52 PM »
Kevin Wright, the executive director at the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, is stepping down on April 6. He was largely responsible for steering the organization into it's current path, and I think deserves a lot of the credit for what has been happening in Walnut Hills.

It will be interesting to see who replaces him and how the organization fares after his departure.

Hopefully it will be someone who is less happy to demolish buildings just because...

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« Reply #655 on: March 06, 2018, 03:16:29 PM »
Hopefully it will be someone who is less happy to demolish buildings just because...

I don't believe that anything was demolished while Kevin Wright was there.  Previously, John Back (minority owner of Neon's and Wellman's Brands) resigned from the WHRF circa 2010 when a half dozen structures were demolished on the south side of McMillan west of what is now Fireside Pizza. 

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« Reply #656 on: March 06, 2018, 03:19:07 PM »
^I'm pretty sure the Graeter's building was demolished on the south side of McMillan east of Gilbert. They also plan to demolish several building near Lincoln and Gilbert (though they bought those properties from a developer/speculator who wanted to demolish all of the buildings).

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« Reply #657 on: March 13, 2018, 12:02:40 PM »
Well 2329 Kenton St. just failed to sell at auction -- starting bid $10,000.  No bids.  This is just 2 blocks south of the hot corner.  So the thought that a Walnut Hills gold rush is on is obviously not the case.   
 

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« Reply #658 on: March 13, 2018, 12:38:37 PM »
Kenton Street got really bad press last year when Jamie Urton was pulled out of his car and murdered in the street in broad daylight. No surprise they can't give houses away there. One event like that can have a pretty big impact.

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« Reply #659 on: March 19, 2018, 01:54:54 PM »
Same house is going up for auction again in April -- this time with a $2,500 minimum bid. 

https://www.auction.com/details/2329-kenton-street-cincinnati-oh-45206-2559417-o_1182l