Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Reviving Cincinnati: 723 Mt. Hope Avenue, Part II

Price Hill Will is halfway through the rehabiliation of 723 Mt. Hope Avenue in East Price Hill's Incline District.

Castle Construction is the contractor on the 2,100-square-foot house, a former three-family purchased by the community development group from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for $17,000.

The house will be available for $120,000, made affordable by construction subsidies and buydown assistance through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's Housing Development Assistance Program.

Completion is expected in December.

There are several things worth noting when comparing these photos with the pre-project shots:

  • The house has been painted.
  • New steps and walkways have been poured.
  • The concrete walk to the back yard has been removed and will not be replaced.
  • The side entrance has been bricked in - you would never know it had been there.
  • New windows have been installed.
  • The second story door has yet to be filled in, but will be soon, and the roof porch will be pitched.
  • A rear deck has been installed.
  • The new HVAC system is in.
  • Multiple interior walls from the three-family setup have been removed, opening up several very large rooms.
  • Closets have been framed in.
  • A half dozen steel rods have been inserted through the masonry and beneath the floors to stabilize and reinforce the structure.
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Previous reading on BC:
Reviving Cincinnati: 723 Mt. Hope Avenue, Part I (8/4/08)