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Re: Northern Kentucky: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #810 on: April 24, 2018, 06:14:17 PM »
Luxury apartments planned for Ohio riverfront



A new luxury apartment community is being planned along the banks of the Ohio River.

Arlington Properties Inc., a Birmingham, Ala.-based real estate development, construction and property management company, plans to build a 263-unit luxury apartment community at Manhattan Harbour in Dayton, Ky. William Morris, vice president of development for Arlington Properties, said Tapestry on the River will be the company’s first project in the Greater Cincinnati region.

“The market in general has seen great job growth, a strong resurgence in downtown and Northern Kentucky,” Morris told me. “This location, with its proximity to downtown, will offer a different experience.”

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« Reply #811 on: June 11, 2018, 03:34:20 PM »
Get a look inside latest NKY's newest apartments



Construction is finished on the first phase of Duveneck Square, a $17 million mixed-use project that includes 110 apartments.

Lisa Scovic, partner with real estate developer NorthPointe Group, said the apartments are now 40 percent leased. Demand has been strong across the board, Scovic said.

“I will say we are almost out of our studios but our two-bedrooms are almost gone as well,” Scovic said.

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Re: Northern Kentucky: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #812 on: June 25, 2018, 10:39:52 AM »
http://www.rcnky.com/articles/2018/06/25/ground-broken-newport-apartment-project

Well the site has been cleared of the old school building, someone finally published information on the project. While i am not happy with the overall look of the exterior, the scale feels good the site. Now all we need to do is get rid of the surface lot next to the freedom bell and make the area a nice public space.

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« Reply #813 on: June 25, 2018, 11:48:04 AM »
Normally I would say that vacant or surface lots need to be developed, but in the case of Newport I think a high quality park space is needed. Northern Kentucky in general is really lacking a marquee park space. Cincinnati has so many high quality parks, with modern playgrounds ans splash areas that Newport and Covington really need to step up.

I would love to see a Zeigler/Washington Park style parking garage with greenspace above in either the Peace Bell lot or Watertower Square parking lot. Most of Newport has older empty nesters, and to get more families to locate (or stay longterm) in Newport they really need to invest in amenities like park space.

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« Reply #814 on: June 25, 2018, 11:57:56 AM »
Yeah the scale of the windows is really small compared to the overall building.  Plus it's the usual urban builder bland blah.

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« Reply #815 on: June 25, 2018, 01:00:13 PM »
http://www.rcnky.com/articles/2018/06/25/ground-broken-newport-apartment-project

Well the site has been cleared of the old school building, someone finally published information on the project. While i am not happy with the overall look of the exterior, the scale feels good the site. Now all we need to do is get rid of the surface lot next to the freedom bell and make the area a nice public space.

So demolish an historic school and replace it with a generic new apartment building called "The Academy"? We really are bring the suburban mindset to the urban core, aren't we?

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« Reply #816 on: June 25, 2018, 01:18:28 PM »
http://www.rcnky.com/articles/2018/06/25/ground-broken-newport-apartment-project

Well the site has been cleared of the old school building, someone finally published information on the project. While i am not happy with the overall look of the exterior, the scale feels good the site. Now all we need to do is get rid of the surface lot next to the freedom bell and make the area a nice public space.

So demolish an historic school and replace it with a generic new apartment building called "The Academy"? We really are bring the suburban mindset to the urban core, aren't we?

Eh, the old school was really ugly and not very urban. The orientation and density of this building will be a much better fit for the location.

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« Reply #817 on: June 25, 2018, 01:20:43 PM »
http://www.rcnky.com/articles/2018/06/25/ground-broken-newport-apartment-project

Well the site has been cleared of the old school building, someone finally published information on the project. While i am not happy with the overall look of the exterior, the scale feels good the site. Now all we need to do is get rid of the surface lot next to the freedom bell and make the area a nice public space.

So demolish an historic school and replace it with a generic new apartment building called "The Academy"? We really are bring the suburban mindset to the urban core, aren't we?

I didn't say I liked it, honestly looks like if Newport on the Levee had a baby it would look like this building. I just appreciate they are bringing the building to the sidewalk around the site. Makes that intersection with the Carnegie library and the old Graeters building feel more complete. The school didn't do this because of the parking lots and fences around the school building

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« Reply #818 on: June 25, 2018, 01:28:12 PM »
Yeah, sorry if it sounded like my response was directed at you. I just found the name funny. In the suburbs they tear down the trees and name the streets after them. In Newport they tore down the school and named the apartment building after it. :)

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« Reply #819 on: June 26, 2018, 12:34:34 PM »
I think the key to if these Newport apartments have a good or bad feel to them is how many entrances open up to the street (avoiding long blank street walls.) Even if they are private entrances to individual apartments that still adds so much to the perceived walkability of the street. If they get that right it will be a good project I think.

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« Reply #820 on: June 26, 2018, 01:04:27 PM »
I think the key to if these Newport apartments have a good or bad feel to them is how many entrances open up to the street (avoiding long blank street walls.) Even if they are private entrances to individual apartments that still adds so much to the perceived walkability of the street. If they get that right it will be a good project I think.

Yeah, doesn't look like they will have street entrances...
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« Reply #821 on: June 26, 2018, 02:07:35 PM »
There are first floor patios however, which once decorated with patio furniture, potted plants, team flags etc. will help to liven up the streetscape. The existing building was built back from every street by 40+ feet of asphalt, so while this isn't all that good looking, it is a massive improvement on the existing building from an urban perspective. My only worry is that this is the only image we have seen, so there is no telling what the other sides look like, or if it completely turns its back to Saratoga with parking entrances and what not.

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« Reply #822 on: June 26, 2018, 03:12:19 PM »
I think the old school became a victim of lost context. It was once surrounded by a nice mix of dense commercial and residential. Most schools like this weren't surrounded by asphalt originally, because it served as a destination for those who lived in the nearby neighborhood.  Sidewalks, and robust public transportation available to those individuals, allowed the school to be surrounded by a grassy lawn for playground activities. The parking lots typically came later as sprawl changed our urban neighborhoods. Sadly, another one bites the dust.

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« Reply #823 on: June 26, 2018, 03:23:15 PM »
Construction starts on $37 million apartment project in NKY



CRG Residential has started construction on a $37 million apartment project in Northern Kentucky.

The Carmel, Ind.-based developer broke ground on the Academy on 4th, a 202-unit market-rate apartment building that will have first floor commercial space. Academy on 4th is located along Fourth Street between Monmouth and Saratoga streets, at the former site of Newport Intermediate School.

David George, vice president of development for CRG Residential, said the name of the project is a nod to the history of the site, which has housed education facilities for more than 200 years.

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« Reply #824 on: June 26, 2018, 03:24:39 PM »
BB Riverboats' $2M expansion expected to create 25 jobs



A longtime Greater Cincinnati cruise line company is adding to its fleet.

BB Riverboats in Newport plans to retrofit and renovate a former casino barge, converting the watercraft into a two-level mixed-use facility. Once rebranded, the roughly 35,000-square-foot barge will replace BB Riverboats' 12,000-square-foot floating facility that's currently moored on the Newport riverfront.

The three-deck 1920s-replicate paddle steamer, which housed the Argosy Casino in Sioux City, Iowa, until its July 2014 closure, is expected to dock on the Newport riverfront within 10 days. On Sunday, two towboats owned by Paducah-based Point Clear Towing LLC began the long trek to deliver the new casino barge to its temporary construction site.

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Re: Northern Kentucky: Random Development News & Info
« Reply #825 on: June 26, 2018, 03:29:28 PM »
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« Reply #826 on: July 12, 2018, 04:28:23 PM »
Here’s how plans for NKY Convention Center expansion will get started



A Minneapolis-based firm will help decide what changes will be made at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Conventions, Sports & Leisure International is leading a feasibility study to inform the center’s planned expansion. It was selected from among four competing firms.

The feasibility study is expected to take 12 to 14 weeks to complete and will focus on three key areas.

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« Reply #827 on: July 12, 2018, 06:32:33 PM »
After the IRS moves out, there will be space to build a convention center 2x as big as the Duke Energy Center.  I say do it, tear down ours, its ugly parking garage, and replace it all with residential and office. 

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Re: Northern Kentucky: Random Development and News
« Reply #828 on: July 16, 2018, 12:12:48 PM »
Apparently I need to get my photo sharing fixed.

Can anybody see the pic below? I'm not having a problem seeing them so I'm not sure if they are working now.

I stopped by the new Kenton County Admin building over the weekend to take a peak at the progress.

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« Reply #829 on: July 16, 2018, 03:09:31 PM »
Yep I see that one. Not any of the others though

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« Reply #830 on: July 16, 2018, 03:24:57 PM »
I see it but the picture is full sized.
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« Reply #831 on: July 16, 2018, 04:30:42 PM »
That looks like a big project and I had read about it a few times. Couple questions please ignore my ignorance of Covington:

1.) Will this be visible from I-75? I believe so?

2.) What is this area of Covington like? I don't think there is any mixed use to this project, is there?

3.) Any potential for spin off development?  I suppose that would depend if it is a mixed use project or not.

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« Reply #832 on: July 16, 2018, 05:22:47 PM »
That looks like a big project and I had read about it a few times. Couple questions please ignore my ignorance of Covington:

1.) Will this be visible from I-75? I believe so?

2.) What is this area of Covington like? I don't think there is any mixed use to this project, is there?

3.) Any potential for spin off development?  I suppose that would depend if it is a mixed use project or not.

You can probably answer all of those by checking it out here on GOogle maps. It is very visible but will be entirely a county govt building. I can see it spurring some more lunch options on this end of Main st as they are mostly all in the north end. Sadly they only kept the more visible front of the old brewery and tore down the other 3/4 of the complex. I guess it is good that it got preserved in some manner but the new look of it leaves a lot to be desired. I call it the #brewery building based on what i saw in the rendering of the proposed final look. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cincinnati,+OH/@39.075736,-84.5181535,38a,35y,4.41h,74.82t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x884051b1de3821f9:0x69fb7e8be4c09317!8m2!3d39.1031182!4d-84.5120196
 


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« Reply #834 on: July 29, 2018, 11:46:35 PM »
Construction begins on multimillion-dollar center with focus on jobs



Construction began Wednesday on a $2 million education center in Covington that will focus on employment services, pre-vocational skills and career exploration classes for people served by the Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.

The three-story Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Zembrodt Education Center will encompass 9,000 square feet behind the Point/Arc office at 104 W. Pike St.

Expected to open in spring 2019, the center will increase the number of people served and enable the organization to hold educational and social activities as well as employment services under one roof, said Judi Gerding, founder and president of the Point/Arc.

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« Reply #835 on: August 09, 2018, 10:26:52 PM »
St. Elizabeth reveals new renderings for massive cancer center



St. Elizabeth Healthcare began construction today on what will be the largest comprehensive cancer center in Greater Cincinnati, and new renderings plus an animated video reveal the massive scope of the project on the hospital system’s main campus in Edgewood. 

As expected, the latest architectural renderings differ from the conceptual ones previously shared with the Business Courier by St. Elizabeth. The initial estimates for square footage and cost have also changed.

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« Reply #836 on: August 10, 2018, 07:54:26 AM »
No exposed concrete!? St. Elizabeth and NKU had such a nice matching brutalism.

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« Reply #837 on: August 13, 2018, 09:18:12 PM »
The Verandas @ The Views is moving along:





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« Reply #838 on: August 13, 2018, 09:23:32 PM »
The River Haus in Covington:











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« Reply #839 on: Yesterday at 10:19:47 PM »
I forgot to post these yesterday. Sorry about the quality.

Academy on 4th in Newport:







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