Seniors Housing Project Awaits Green Light

Cincinnati is getting a new apartment building for low-income seniors. The development will be located on the city’s Northside.

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

A 56-unit affordable apartment community for seniors is coming to Cincinnati’s Northside. The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that Episcopal Retirement Homes plans to build the project, dubbed Knowlton Northside, on three quarters of an acre at Knowlton and Mad Anthony streets.

Designed by Kenneth E. Schon, the four-story building will meet LEED Silver standards. Model Construction L.L.C. will serve as general contractor. The $10.4 million project will be financed partly with low-income tax credits awarded last year by the Ohio Finance Authority.

The Business Courier noted that the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved a property tax exemption for the project on Monday, June 29. If the project wins final approval on July 1 as expected, construction would start on July 15. Completion is scheduled by July 2016.

Photo credit: Ohio Housing Finance Agency