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The Community Builders

Avondale Town Center

Project Description

Moody Nolan, working with The Community Builders, led the planning and design of this new mixed-use multifamily development located in the Cincinnati community of Avondale. The Avondale Town Center North building activates a long-vacant urban site.

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Cincinnati, OH



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Design Features

The building was designed to include 75 residential apartments with an approximately 7,000 sq. ft. healthcare facility and several retail spaces on the ground level. There are 50 affordable units out of the 75 apartments in the north building which allows them to be incorporated into a market-rate apartment building in-lieu of segregating them into a separate building. The South building includes 44 residential apartment units. The plans for the South building also include an approximately 20,000 sq. ft. grocery store on the west side at the ground floor level. This is Avondale’s first grocery store in a period of eight years. The pedestrian-oriented, urban design places the buildings and ground-floor retail at the sidewalk fronting a new street-scape along a high-traffic corridor, but accommodates a distinct mix of uses.

The urban design carefully integrates an active, historic church into the middle of the site, creating new green space to place the church in a more park like setting.

The potential development and community mix is very positive, as the site is centered between two major Cincinnati universities and a hospital medical center. This project transforms Avondale’s central core, replacing an obsolete, underutilized retail strip with a walkable neighborhood center.