Seeded with a HUD HOPE VI grant, the revitalization replaces over 1000, mostly one bedroom, public housing apartments with a neighborhood of rowhouses and duplexes for families of various incomes.
The site plan subdivides the former disconnected"superblock" layout into a gridded pattern of regular blocks that connect to adjacent revitalization activities, the City's greater West End, and Downtown Cincinnati.
Considered interpretation of Cincinnati's vernacular residential architecture gives the new homes a solid character that stands up to the best West End neighborhood traditions. An extensive Community Center, Live/Work Retail on the western Linn Street Corridor, renovated existing units and an aggressive scattered-site infill housing strategy in the larger neighborhood round out the revitalization program.
21 acre site
500 residential units
2 community parks
$35 million HOPE VI Grant
Builder's Choice Award
Congress for The New Urbanism Charter Award
American Institute of Architects Housing PIA Award
New Face of America's Public Housing Award
Residential Architect Design Award
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