From Chris Wetterich of Cincinnati Business Courier:
“New low-income housing is coming to an area near Findlay Market with Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, a developer attempting to ensure a mix of incomes remains in the neighborhood, hoping to acquire other property near the iconic site in the future.
The Cincinnati Planning Commission approved the sale of 1630 Pleasant St., a vacant building one block from the market with six efficiency apartments, to OTRCH on Friday for $1. It is one of the properties owned by the city that the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. is charged with unloading to capable developers.
The building will be part of the scattered-site Carrie’s Place development, a group of 43 units including 36 existing units in 10 buildings along East Clifton Avenue five blocks and up the hill slightly from the market. The Clifton Avenue residents will be temporarily moved while they are rehabilitated. Those units have one- and two-bedroom apartments.
The Pleasant Street property will be turned into three, three-bedroom units with the aim of housing families. OTRCH is working with Model Group on the project, said the group’s executive director, Mary Burke Rivers.
“We know there’s a need for family units for the folks who are coming out of shelters. They have a real challenge for finding quality affordable housing. 1630 Pleasant St. has a lot of potential,” Rivers said. “We’re excited about getting families in there. It’s been in the city’s inventory for a while.””