New rental, retail development coming to Northside

CINCINNATI -- The Northside community broke ground Tuesday for a new development project the city said will add rental and retail spaces to the neighborhood.

Gantry, according to Cincinnati spokeswoman Ethel Cogen, is a $13 million private investment that will hold about 130 apartment homes and feature restaurants and retail shops on the first floor. The building will be located on the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Blue Rock Road.

Gantry's Milhous Development, CR Architecture and the development team believe the structure will offer new activities for pedestrians in Northside's business district, including outdoor gatherings.

"Northside is in the midst of the biggest development boom it's seen in 100 years. The Gantry project has been a decade in the making, and is the product of numerous community conversations," Ollie Kroner, Northside Community Council President said.

The Gantry development team expect the project to be completed by the end of 2015.

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