Success Story | OTR A.D.O.P.T.
Over-the-Rhine building made productive, now affordable housing
The Landbank acquired 1702 Central Parkway, a historic mixed-use building constructed in 1899, off the forfeited land list in 2013. The 115-year old property was transferred to OTR A.D.O.P.T. (Advancing Derelict and Obsolete Properties through Transfer), a nonprofit program that matches deteriorating historic buildings in Greater Cincinnati’s core, urban neighborhoods with new owners. Volunteers from the community and University of Cincinnati Preservation Action Network cleared the building of debris – removing trash and furniture as well as tearing out the old carpets.
The building, blocks from Findlay Market, was restored and rehabbed under the guidance of Danny Klingler, director of OTR A.D.O.P.T. Today, the nonprofit owns the building and is committed to keeping the five rental units at affordable prices of $500 – $600 per month.
“We want to provide housing for folks who may be working in the restaurants in Over-the-Rhine or teaching in our public schools,” said Klingler.
“We appreciate the partnership, help and support we’ve received from the Landbank, Cincinnati Preservation Association and Cincinnati Preservation Collective in saving 1702 Central Parkway and restoring it into a home for five residents.”