Grandin Properties

Park West Behind-the-Scenes Part 3

Skeletons of a new apartment take shape in historic buildings.

Project still on track for Fall 2014 completion

WCPO Cincinnati
By: Lucy May
Posted: Apr 19, 2014

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CINCINNATI – A black, plastic chute protruding from a second-story window at 28 W. 13th St. is the most visible sign of renovation progress from outside the narrow Over-the-Rhine building.

A lot more has happened over the past month inside the historic structure and the adjacent 26 W. 13th St.

Hyde Park-based Grandin Properties is redeveloping the two buildings into 11 apartments that will be called Park West.

“We’re excited,” said Grandin project manager Peter Frey. “It’s really fun to bring a historic building back to life.”

To give the public a better idea of what it takes to do that, Grandin has given WCPO exclusive access to the project from start to finish to document the work involved.

WCPO published the “before” story on March 9, a couple weeks after touring the properties for the first time. Part two was published after a tour March 19 , about three weeks after initial demolition had begun inside the buildings.

These pictures were taken during a tour April 16.

The black, plastic chute leads to a Dumpster sitting in a parking lot next to 28 W. 13th St. to make it easier to remove construction debris from the upper floors of the building.


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