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HGC was selected by Uptown Rental Properties as the contractor who is constructing two different new builds in the University of Cincinnati area. These projects will serve the thriving neighborhood well, offering high-quality rentals and new retail destinations.

HGC is no stranger to the University of Cincinnati. 

The project is coordinated in two parts: Building 2600 and Building 2630.

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New memories on a storied site

Building 2630 is located on the highly walkable Short Vine, just north of of the Kroger and filled with restaurants. Crews removed two existing buildings, including the quirky laundromat-and-concert-venue Sudsy Malone’s, which closed permanently in 2008. The team is now constructing one four-story with basement structure to become an apartment building.

“It’s great seeing an old abandoned space become a multi-use building for the neighborhood,” says Project Manager Nick Stenger. “And working with Uptown Rental Properties—they’re been a real team player, especially when it comes to getting through the complex logistics required of working between existing structures. They are a great client to work with, a real partner.”

  • Total 22,472 SF, zoned as R-2
  • Construction type of 5A and will stand approximately 45’ above elevation.
  • The exterior will be a mix of 2 different types/size brick and Hardie Siding.

A unique feature is that the units on the third floor actually extend to the fourth floor. This makes them a 2-story townhome style apartment. The floorplans consist of either 3, 4, or 5 bedroom apartments.

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What Lies Beneath: Discoveries during excavation

Building 2600 is located at the bustling corner of Short Vine and E Corry, across the street from the neighborhood Kroger.  The crews cleared a small lot to make room for a three-story structure with basement. During site excavation, the team found an old foundation. The excavation contractor had to bring in a wrecking ball to remove it.  Under the footers, the team discovered 36” dia x 15’ deep concrete piers spaced approximately 10’ apart. These piers needed to be removed in order to install the specified Geopiers for the new foundation. The team also found an old handlaid stone wall and likely a small well or cistern.

The final product at 2600 will be mixed-use, with first-floor retail and upper-level apartments.

  • Total interior area of 12,535 SF, zoned R-2,A-2
  • Construction type of 5A with an approximate height of 43’ above elevation.
  • The exterior features a mix of materials, featuring 2 different types of brick, Hardie Siding, and Glass Store Front along the commercial space.

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Complex projects completed quickly and accurately

The project is moving along at an admirable rate. Labor hours as of January 20 totaled 3,646. Nearly 1,000 CY of concrete has been poured between both sites. Framing is underway at each project sites. Uptown Rental Properties is already accepting leases to begin in August of 2021.