906 Main Street to undergo $400,000 redevelopment, create 20 apartments

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While much economic development and private investment has been anticipated for Over-the-Rhine, Main Street through the Central Business District also poses a huge opportunity for growth along the phase one route of the Cincinnati Streetcar.

Not much has been discussed about Main Street to-date, but Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory announced last week that the City of Cincinnati approved a deal that will redevelop 906 and 908 Main Street.

906-908 Main Street
906-908 Main Street will undergo a $400k redevelopment.

The $400,000 redevelopment will create 20 apartments on the building’s upper floors, and will renovate the 92-year-old structure’s 6,705 square feet of street-level retail. The project will also be built to LEED certification standards.

On Monday, August 5, City Council approved an ordinance authorizing a 12-year tax exemption for 100% of the value of the improvements made to the property as part of this agreement.

Sitting at the northeast corner of 9th and Main Streets, the building has long housed B/G Diner, which is a staple among those working at the Hamilton County Courthouse. There is no word as to what will happen with the B/G Diner itself, but rumors indicate that the owners may be interested in moving on.

Main Street is one of the few streets through the Central Business District that still boasts its historic character, while also being the home of many long-time family businesses. It will be interesting to see what happens with all the structures along this stretch, as many have upper floors that are not utilized at the moment and could become residences or office space.

More growth. More progress.

One thought on “906 Main Street to undergo $400,000 redevelopment, create 20 apartments

    Jules Rosen said:
    September 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    More growth. More progress…at the expense of small, family-owned business that give the street character. This reminds me of Rohs Hardware, a fully-operational hardware store on Vine ST in OTR that was bought up by Northpointe Realty as part of Parvis Lofts and has sat vacant for years. What exactly is the point of renovating the retail spaces, if they have no tenants? It seems the upper floors could be renovated without disturbing existing, functional businesses.

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