Published in the Business Courier By Tom Demeropolis
Dec 9, 2014, 11:52am EST
John Hueber Homes is making the move from building new residences in Over-the-Rhine for Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) to developing property in the historic neighborhood on its own.
John Hueber, founder and president of the Loveland-based home building company, is working on a single-family home development on Republic Street, between West 13th and West 14 streets, about a block from Washington Park. The new development at 1321-1329 Republic will include three new construction townhomes and the renovation of two existing buildings into single-family homes.
"Republic Street is hot right now," Hueber told me.
The project is an example of 3CDC's work in the neighborhood succeeding. 3CDC wants to get builders and developers like John Hueber Homes to buy properties and get financing for projects on their own.
"It's kind of on the daring side, but we're confident based on feedback were getting," Hueber said.
Hueber is buying the block of vacant land and properties from 3CDC. The larger of the existing buildings, 1329 Republic, has been pre-sold.
The entire development will have six gated parking spots. Hueber had to go to the Cincinnati Planning Commission to get a variance to allow a 12-foot-wide driveway instead of a 15-foot-wide driveway. The commission unanimously approved the change.