Local firm plans to overhaul entire Mt. Auburn street

A new development in Mt. Auburn will provide much-needed single-family homeownership in the community. Viewpoints on the Hill, a product of Unum Investment Group, will include the construction of four new, single-family homes at 305-309 Seitz St.

The $2.6 million project will feature three- or four-bedroom houses, all sized at about 2,770 square feet. The LEED-certified homes will start at $659,000.

Quante Ferguson and Renee Jefferson of Unum have about a decade of real estate investment and rental management experience under their belts. The pair started out flipping houses and upgrading rental properties, but when the land along Seitz came their way, they were excited for the opportunity to build from the ground up.

Before construction can begin, two of the homes need to be sold. Construction can’t start before that because all four homes will be built on the same foundation. Coldwell Banker is the listing agent for Viewpoints on the Hill; check out current listings for 305 Seitz, 307a and 307b Seitz and 309 Seitz.

Ferguson and Jefferson hope to redevelop the whole block; the next phase of that plan is to convert a number of nearby apartments into condos.

Unum has partnered with B2B Equities to serve as the project advisor and minority partner. B2B has worked on several well known developments in Over-the-Rhine, including B-Side Lofts, Mottainai Lofts and New City Lofts.

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.