Cincy skyline could be getting a major addition

Posted at 1:44 PM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 13:44:04-04

CINCINNATI — The construction of a new, 25-story apartment building and a four-story parking garage along East Pete Rose Way took a step toward becoming a reality Friday. 

The Cincinnati City Planning Commission voted 4-1 to accept a concept plan for the high-rise and approve a change in zoning that would allow the construction to move forward.

The zoning of the land, a 2.77 acre property located at 601 E. Pete Rose Way, presently permits the construction of structures on the site that are about 15 stories tall or less.

The developer, Atlanta-based Novare Group, hopes to begin construction of what it’s calling SkyHouse Cincinnati by this summer, with project completion estimated for winter 2017.

Commission president Dan Driehaus voted against the approval, citing concerns about the lack of timely notice to residents that live near the site.

SkyHouse Cincinnati would include about 352 rental apartments and about 3,000 square feet of retail. The parking garage would have about 500 spaces, and would be connected to the apartment tower by a connector canopy.