King Studio’s Reinvention Helps Build a Better Community

So what do a retired school teacher, a rock musician and studio owner, an urban planner, and Vice Chancellor of Ohio’s state university system have in common? Read this story, from Soapbox, below!

Categories: Community

Swim Baby Swim

Clinton Hills Swim Club is the best kept secret in North Avondale. Even if you dont live in North Avondale you must check out the pool. Once of the many reasons to join is the swim team.  Three outstanding coaches,  102 vivacious kids, and 200+ volunteers creates a package of community fun. Check out their website.

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Once a month the NAGS (North Avondale Girls) of the area get together to have  ladies night! They rotate around to each others homes, bringing a small snack and beverage to share. In the past, many of the ladies brought a crafts to enjoy while catching up on life. Crafts have included knitting, scrapbooking, painting fingernails, coupon cutting, and more (seriously coupon cutting is one of my favorites)! These days the ladies just enjoy each other and some snacks. This months NAG night was in the home of Ted and Tricia Renneker. Thanks for hosting!

If you are not on the email invitation list for this event please shoot me an email I will have the organizer (Tricia Renneker) add you for the next one.

This months drink was a mango Rum, pineapple juice mix! YUM!

The wondeful wine and hostess!

Great conversation and friends

Local Band, "Northside", music was great! New CD!

Washington Avenue- UNDER CONTRACT

Renovated North Avondale home with rich history. Spacious, grand and comfortable. Detailed craftsmanship, high end finishes, energy efficient. Zoned heating and air, new windows, new roof. Sparkling new gourmet kitchen. One block to Montessori schools & Clinton Hills swim club.


Mediterranean Revival

Mediterranean Revival in North Avondale gaslight district. Meticulously maintained and modernized for the discriminating buyer. Discover the sophistication of North Avondale and enjoy coming home. Located among some of the finest historic homes. Home has been completely updated including new furnace, gutters, gourmet kitchen, master bath, refinished hardwood floors, finished 3rd floor and more. Grand Roman arcade entrance with covered patio, beautiful terraces, outdoor dining, and heated 2 car garage with bonus room.


Categories: Real Estate

724 Betula Open House

April 10, 2011 2 comments

724 Betula Avenue

Come Tour Today! Mid Century Ranch in North Avondale. Open 2-4pm.

Cincinnati, OH Real Estate – Heather Herr / Comey & Shepherd Realtors.

Categories: Real Estate

Community partnership makes way for green growth in Avondale

Community partnership makes way for green growth in Avondale.

The Uptown Consortium is working with a local recycling and job training program to demolish a building at 3500 Burnet in Avondale and make way for a new mixed use project that will play a key role in the group’s master plan to revitalize Burnet Avenue in Avondale.

This past weekend the Partnership for Green Building worked to remove decorative sandstone features, fans and other fixtures from the building at 3500 Burnet. The brick and concrete will be ground up and used for gravel and underlay, and the wood will be shredded and composted. Lisa Doxsee, communications manager for Building Value, said that up to 90 percent of the mass of the building would be recycled or repurposed during the project.

The Uptown Consortium is currently working with two developers on potential development plans for a mixed use building on the site, and the developers will be encouraged to aim for LEED certification, Uptown’s executive director Beth Robinson said.

The building was purchased by the Uptown Consortium three years ago during an $11 million campaign to purchase land and buildings on or near Burnet Ave, with the intent of attracting new development to the area. Other projects built on that land include a new medical center and parking garage for Children’s hospital and a low income housing project built by Model Group.

“We’ve redeveloped a lot of the street and now [3500 Burnet] is a major corner, a major site that’s really underutilized.” Robinson said. “We’re trying to get some commercial activity on Burnet and that’s a logical site for it.”

She said working with the Partnership will help them achieve two of their goals, to be more sustainable and provide better employment opportunities for residents of the Uptown neighborhoods.

Building Value, ACT Recycling and Rumpke Recycling created A Partnership for Greener Building about two years ago as an extension of job training programs Building Value had already implemented. In the partnership, Building Value trains unemployed or underemployed residents to deconstruct buildings and salvage usable materials like lumber and fixtures to be sold in Building Value’s retail store. Rumpke and ACT recycle the materials that can’t be salvaged.

Most of the program’s graduates receive employment upon graduation, and any building constructed on the site can earn points toward LEED certification.

Writer: Henry Sweets

Categories: Real Estate
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