Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cincinnati EDC to consider rezoning for UC student apartments

On August 4, Cincinnati City Council's Economic Development Committee (EDC) will consider a rezoning request that could bring two new six-unit apartment buildings to Corryville.

Daniel Schimberg of Uptown Rental Properties has applied for a zoning change at 2700-2712 Jefferson Avenue, 20-22 W Charlton Street, and 2107 Glendora Avenue from RMX Residential Mixed District to RM 1.2 Residential Multi-Family District to construct the two new infill buildings, which would be geared toward student housing.

The buildings – one facing Jefferson Avenue and one facing W Charlton Street – would include basement parking, and an existing 10-unit apartment building on site would be renovated as part of the project.

Schimberg owns all of the subject property except for 2706 Jefferson Avenue, whose owner has agreed to the zoning change.

Because the 2005 Corryville University Village Urban Renewal Plan found that the existing structures are non-contributing residential properties and proposed the site as a redevelopment area, suggesting much higher densities, the Corryville Community Council unanimously supported the zoning change.

The City Planning Commission approved of the rezoning at its June 19 meeting.

If approved, ground is likely to be broken by mid-August, meaning that units could be available for the 2010-2011 academic year.