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Dayton’s First Modern Skyscraper Adapted for New Use: Housing 

Dayton’s First Modern Skyscraper Adapted for New Use: Housing 

A Vacancy Adapts to a Need  According to Moody’s Analytics, about 20% (19.6) of office spaces in major US cities are vacant. Dayton has an even higher rate, with 28% of its office buildings vacant. There is also a lack of available housing in Dayton. With so many vacant office buildings, and a need for housing, developers see potential in converting offices into apartments through a strategy […]

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Developers are getting creative with empty office buildings. How many of them can be turned into housing? 

Developers are getting creative with empty office buildings. How many of them can be turned into housing? 

Look around downtown Cincinnati and Dayton and you’ll find plenty of available office space. Dayton’s Fifth Third Bank Center and Stratacache, formerly known as Kettering Tower, sit half empty. In Cincinnati, Atrium I and II have no shortage of available space for lease. And the 27-story URS tower on East Seventh Street was 77-percent vacant before being sold to a developer in March 2024.   Why […]

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What the first Cincinnati downtown affordable housing in decades means to residents and developers 

What the first Cincinnati downtown affordable housing in decades means to residents and developers 

The Barrister gets transformed from an historic office space to the first affordable housing apartments in the Central Business District in almost 30 years.

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Is a Cincinnati response to out-of-town investors now a national model for preserving local affordable housing?

Is a Cincinnati response to out-of-town investors now a national model for preserving local affordable housing?

Two years after it bought nearly 200 neglected rental properties from an out-of-town real estate company to sell as affordable housing, Cincinnati’s The Port (short for Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority) is still getting attention from many U.S. cities who hope to copy it, including St. Louis, Kansas City and Atlanta. Milwaukee, who also reached out to The Port, is already working to increase […]

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The Port’s Pathway to Affordable Homeownership Progresses, One Buyer at a Time

The Port’s Pathway to Affordable Homeownership Progresses, One Buyer at a Time

The tight housing market and tight budgets make it difficult for first-time homebuyers looking for affordable housing. The Port’s CARE portfolio is offering a pathway for some.

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Share Your Vision With Us!

Share Your Vision With Us!

“Solutions for a thriving community.”   It’s the sub-title to this Brick by Brick initiative because we feel that the strongest solutions are ones that will enable our neighbors, and collectively our communities, to prosper.  But what makes a community thrive, and what does a thriving community look like are questions that will have different answers and meanings depending on who you ask.   Our lives and […]

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Letter from the Executive Producer

Letter from the Executive Producer

A greeting from behind-the-scenes, and a vision for uplifting solutions in our communities.

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