Latest phase of Stetson Square takes on new urban form

Developers will break ground on more housing uptown in Corryville in the near future. The project will be the second phase of the $80 million Village of Stetson Square development located immediately south of University Hospital, and will include 18 residential units.

The four new buildings will be built at Eden Avenue and E. Rochelle Street – one of two vacant pieces of land owned by developer Great Traditions Land & Development.

Village of Stetson Square phase two renderings provided by e3 design collective.

While the Village of Stetson Square has achieved great success with its existing 205 apartments, 53 townhomes, and 95,000 square feet of commercial space, the last two pieces of land have sat undeveloped since 2006.

At the time, the development team said the two sites would be developed at a later date based on market demand. With the housing market starting to settle, and the uptown housing market booming, it appears like it may finally be time to finish what was started almost a decade ago.

New renderings, provided exclusively to UrbanCincy, show that the new phase of construction about to being will take on a decidedly different urban form from the rest of the development which includes four- to five-story buildings alongside tightly built townhomes.

While apartments are at capacity throughout uptown, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the new residential offerings will be for-sale units priced in the $200,000s due to a desire by the Corryville community to boost home ownership rates in the historic neighborhood.

  • Zachary Schunn

    I hope it works.  With housing prices just starting to bottom, and many area homes going for 50-100k, I don’t see the demand for 200k+ housing.  But if there are that many wealthy doctors looking for new construction, I could be wrong.

    Corryville is beginning to take on 3 distinct characters:  the historic residential community, the cookie-cutter housing and apartment community, and the reviving commercial district (Short Vine).  We’ll see when the dust settles whether one form wins out, the different types all somehow mesh and work together, or if we get an eclecticism common for Uptown.

    Regardless, glad to see developers still have faith in all forms of the Uptown market… and not just for apartments.

    • We’ll get all three. This is a midtown area which trades on having an urbane mix that other neighborhoods can’t replicate. Say what they will about historic neighborhoods and their desire to rehab, the professional classes want move-in ready housing as much as anyone else. Smaller housing units are holding their value relatively better than old victorians or new mcmansions while more and more students are living without cars. They want to be close to UC and the action. Most surprisingly it’s happened without a 3cdc-style takeover. That means that a broader number of interests see real value in the area. I wonder what role a development corporation for corryville/University heights/clifton could play in these areas.

    • Zachary Schunn

      Agree with your initial comments.  But don’t underestimate the work Uptown Consortium, CHCURC, and other smaller groups are doing for the area.  Yes, it’s not quite 3CDC-like, but they’ve been instrumental in getting all the new development here.

    • I agree. The Uptown Consortium has played a huge role in what’s happening uptown.