In the next year, the Pendleton area of Over-the-Rhine
will have five new single-family houses. Pendleton Street Townhomes
will include one 1870s renovation, located at 1533 Pendleton, and four new builds. The project is being developed by Pendleton Ventures, LLC, and is being funded by the City and the Cincinnati Development Fund
Construction began on July 1, although some preliminary emergency stabilization was done on this past winter. The townhomes should be complete in 9-12 months, and ready for move-in shortly after.
“We want to provide a format for families to move into the city,” says Edward Wright of Wright Design, LLC
. “This is a great place to raise a family, with lots to do. Why not create a place for families to live like they would in the suburbs?”
Each townhouse will have three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as a two-car garage. Homeowners will have the option of adding a rooftop deck or a deck on the back of the house.
All of the houses will be LEED certified and will have a mostly grass backyard with a concrete pad for parking. The houses that don’t have a side alley for trash cans will also have a “trash yard” attached to the house and screened from the street, with a balcony above that overlooks the street.
In order to make the buildings look original, custom caster work will be done on the front of each house.
“There have been vacant properties in this area for years, and it’s exciting to be putting some of the buildings back,” Wright says.
The second phase of Pendleton Street Townhomes will include five units on Spring Street across the street from those on Pendleton. Although the buildings have a slightly different character, they will feature many of the same amenities as Phase I, Wright says.