glaserworks worked with a team consisting of a developer, a lender, market analysts and engineers to create a master plan for a mixed-use, infill project in the heart of Cincinnati's most historic neighborhood, Over-the-Rhine.
The project area spanned a full city block and included three distinct scales: an urban arterial street with a commercial scale (Vine Street); a collector street with a dense, residential scale (Walnut Street); and a local street with an intimate residential scale (Mercer Street).
The existing site was surface parking, although some historic buildings remained. glaserworks planned a new street to connect the site to downtown Cincinnati a few blocks to the south. This made a new street intersection in the middle of the development, thereby creating new street frontage, increased property value and development potential of the site.
We designed 4 and 5 story buildings to host approximately 100 dwellings and 30,000 s.f. of commercial and work / live space. We designed the buildings with a single-story parking level below ground.
We designed the buildings to be context sensitive in rhythm, proportion, materiality and detailing and specifically designed each building to form vibrant, pedestrian-scaled street corridors.