Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Seven houses in works in College Hill's Cedar Avenue area

The College Hill eNewsletter is reporting that Working in Neighborhoods (WIN) now owns five properties in College Hill's Cedar Avenue focus area, with plans to acquire two more in December.

The non-profit is wrapping up work on two new houses at 5836 Saranac Avenue and 1304 Cedar Avenue, both teardown projects that replace badly deteriorated structures.

The 1,640-square-foot house on Saranac Avenue, which has a ribbon-cutting last Thursday, will be listed for $115,000 and includes three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an eat-in kitchen and two-car garage.

Later this month, the 2,000-square-foot house on Cedar Avenue will be completed.

For $120,000, buyers will get four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a two-car garage.

Both houses are LEED certified and have 15-year tax abatements.

By next fall, the College Hill Housing Team and WIN plan to complete another teardown/rebuild at 1402 Cedar Avenue and a rehabilitation of the house at 5918 Lantana Avenue.

Previous reading on BC:
Working in Neighborhoods to purchase College Hill property (11/13/08)
Cincinnati to vote on sale of surplus College Hill property (9/24/08)
Wrecking Cincinnati, 8/12/08 (8/12/08)
College Hill groundbreaking occurs today (6/5/08)