By Lucy May
Posted: Mar 9, 2014
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CINCINNATI – For the occasional visitor to Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, the change in recent years appears almost miraculous.
Restaurants and stores occupy the ground floors of renovated, old buildings along Vine Street and near Washington Park. Condominiums and apartments fill the floors above.
Structures that once sat empty and neglected are now bustling with people and commerce. It all seemed to happen so quickly.
But bringing a historic building back to life is anything but fast – just ask anyone who has tried to do the work.
“It can be slow and tedious,” said Steve Hudepohl of Cleves-based Hudepohl Construction Company. “But once the dust starts flying, it’s fun.”
Dust just started flying with preliminary demolition work at a development that will be known as Park West. The project will connect two historic buildings at 26 and 28 W. 13th St., just across from Washington Park.
Hyde Park-based Grandin Properties is redeveloping the buildings into 11 apartments.
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