Monday, May 20, 2013

Mount Healthy apartment project earns LEED Platinum

The ‎Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has announced that the ‎Reserve on South Martin, a 60-unit apartment project for senior citizens in Mount Healthy, has achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The $12 million joint project between CMHA, the City of Mount Healthy, and the Cincinnati-Hamilton County NSP2 Consortium was completed in December.

According to the USGBC, it's one of only 22 Ohio projects to achieve LEED Platinum, the highest possible level of certification.

The Reserve on South Martin enjoys an advantageous location served by public transportation and within a short walk of local businesses, churches, and restaurants.

It replaces 15 blighted apartment buildings that had been a major source of complaints from neighborhood residents for nearly four decades.

Rents are $449 per month for a one-bedroom apartment and $583 for a two-bedroom apartment. Tenants must be age 55 or older and meet income requirements.

Photos courtesy of CMHA

Previous reading on BC:
Mount Healthy hears details of 40-unit project for people with disabilities (1/17/13)