Thursday, July 31, 2008

Northside CURC seeking donations for third green house

The Cincinnati Northside Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CNCURC) has assembled a list of items needed for its third green build, and is actively seeking donations.

The "Sponsorship Wish List" for the house, which will be built at the corner of Chase Avenue and Mad Anthony Street, includes:

* Appliances
* Interior and exterior doors
* Fixtures
* Cabinetry
* Low VOC interior paint

Donations for the two completed Northside HOME project houses at Chase Avenue and Fergus Street allowed them to be kept affordable yet contemporary by keeping CNCURC's costs down.

Both of those houses recently sold.

The third house will be designed by Northside architect Alice Emmons, who reworked S. Flavio Espinoza's HOME designs to fit within the neighborhood's urban setting.

The houses are part of the CNCURC's Fergus Street Homeownership Project, a redevelopment plan designed to boost homeownership and to stem the tide of foreclosures, vacancies and crime in the area bounded roughly by Pullan Avenue, Knowlton Street, Mad Anthony Street and Langland Street.

To donate, contact Michael Berry at (513) 970-2202 or by e-mail at

Full or partial sponsorship is tax deductible, and donors' names will be posted at the construction site.

Previous reading on BC:
Inside the Northside HOMEs, 6/24/08 (7/7/08)
Inside the Northside HOMEs (3/13/08)
Northside HOME photo update, 12/17/07 (12/24/07)
Silent auction to benefit Northside HOME project (11/30/07)
Northside HOME houses hit the market (11/20/07)