Real Estate Update 6/18

Scholar House Groundbreaking

Join Model Group, project partners, and the City for this special ground breaking ceremony! Haven't heard of Scholar House? Here's an excerpt from the Cincinnati Business Courier article on the project from Jan 24, 2017:

"Cincinnati Union Bethel, the Model Group and Christ Church Cathedral plan to build dozens of brand-new apartments at a defunct Dollar Store site in growing Walnut Hills to house single parents pursuing post-secondary education similar to a project in Northern Kentucky... 'This will be a revolutionary project if it’s funded,' said Councilwoman Yvette Simpson. The city owns 939 E. McMillan St., part of the site needed to make the 44-unit project happen. The Cincinnati Planning Commission approved the sale of that parcel on Friday. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati City Council’s Neighborhoods Committee heard a presentation on the project and others seeking tax credits on Monday. 

"Providing housing for parents and a child development center for their kids allows two generations to be addressed at once. 'We think this is one of the best programs we've ever heard of,' said Tim Westrich, project manager for Model Group. 'You're addressing two generations of poverty. The kids will come out of there well prepared to go to Cincinnati Public Schools.' It also will allow Model to create a seamless development near Peebles Corner in Walnut Hills, with Trevarren Flats on the east side of the Scholar House and the future Paramount Square on the west side. Model considered other Cincinnati sites but felt it had the backing of Walnut Hills. 'They're definitely a community moving upwards,' Westrich said. 'We want to make sure the affordable housing in their neighborhood has programs wrapped around it.' All of the units will be covered by project-based federal housing money so that residents pay a maximum of 30 percent of their income toward rent. The developers plan to build the project so it qualifies for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Silver status."

Read the full article here (however there is a paywall). 

Pickled Pig Coming Soon on E. McMillan

Pickled Pig has been in the works for a while, and they're on their way to opening up their location on E McMillan! The pictures to the left are current construction photos for the upcoming deli space. We're extremely excited for them to open! Take a look at the following articles and Pickled Pig information for a more in depth look: 

"Gary Leybman and his wife Libby have been selling pickles anywhere people will buy them for the last five years. They've sold their Pickled Pig products at farmers markets and festivals, to restaurants and in stores. But soon they'll have a place of their own not only to sell pickles and other fermented vegetables, but for a deli/sandwich shop and a meat smoker. " Click here to read more from the CityBeat article from  April 17, 2018

Visit here for their Facebook page, here for their website, and here for another CityBeat article with more history and pickled details!

Now Hiring WHRF Real Estate Project Manager Position

"This position will be responsible for improving the vitality of the neighborhood business districts by supporting existing businesses and identifying new opportunities for growth while ensuring diversity "... Click the image to the left for more details on this role and to download the description in full. 

Please forward Resumes & Cover Letters to  by Wednesday, June 20th with "Real Estate Project Manager" in the Subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you!

-WHRF team