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Park West Behind-the-Scenes Part 2

Demolition in OTR buildings can reveal costly surprises.

WCPO Cincinnati
By: Lucy May
Posted: Mar 20, 2014

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CINCINNATI – Before Cleves-based Hudepohl Construction Company started work at 26 W. 13th St. in Over-the-Rhine, the apartment building looked dated but livable.

Less than a month into the company’s interior demolition work, apartment units on the lower floors were so strewn with debris that it looked like a bomb went off inside.

Crews smashed through four layers of brick to create openings between 26 W. 13th St. and its neighboring structure at 28 W. 13th St. They still had another layer or two to go. The hole in this brick shows where the floor of the building next door is located. That will require construction of stairs leading from the stairwell in the larger building to the apartment units in the smaller one.

It’s all part of bringing both buildings back to life as a new development called Park West. Hyde Park-based Grandin Properties is redeveloping the buildings into 11 apartments.

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