Tuesday, August 5, 2008

DCI updates Manhattan Harbour renderings

An updated concept plan for Manhattan Harbor in Dayton has been posted on the project website.

The ambitious $1 billion-plus, 142-acre project along the Northern Kentucky riverfront is the vision of David Imboden, president of DCI Properties, developer of such projects as Riverfront Terrace and Waterfront East in Cincinnati's East End.

Produced in June by Kinzelman Kline Gossman, the concept plan aims to integrate such qualities of "great neighborhoods" as walkable streets, great public gathering spaces, recreational opportunities, a sense of place, visual excitement, and a connection to historic neighborhoods, a Main Street, and parks.

As planned, Manhattan Harbour will feature up to 2,000 new homes, 230,800 square feet of neighborhood retail space - including a 150-room hotel, a marina, and a public walking trail and neighborhood parks.

Forty-four acres will be dedicated green space.

Within the six housing "pods", options will be available for all demographic types:

* The Commons, 560 upscale units in two mid-rise buildings and surrounding four-story buildings and up to 40,000 square feet of commercial space
* The Lookout, 360 continuous care and retirement-oriented units in a mid-rise, townhomes, and one- to two-story independent living units
* The Bend, 296 units arranged in townhomes and one mid-rise
* Harbour Pointe, 290 units arranged in a mixed-use setting of four-story buildings, with a 6-8 story, 150-room hotel overlooking the marina
* The Vistas, estate home sites with homes priced between $500,000 and $1,000,000
* Manhattan Flats, 410 units arranged in three-story flats with a 16-20 story tower and 65,000 square feet of boardwalk level commercial space.

Prices are expected to be between $200,000 and $2 million.

Imboden is currently awaiting word on the state of Kentucky to approve a tax increment financing plan (TIF) for the site, which would pay for a $30 million boulevard that would serve as the main artery of the project.

That decision is expected by next month.

If the TIF is approved, work can begin on filling the site to lift it out of the flood plain.

Previous reading on BC:
Manhattan Harbour conceptual plan online (11/1/07)