Freeport Row Wins Final Approval

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Freeport Row at the Corner of Elm and Liberty Streets

The Cincinnati City Council gave final approval on Wednesday, May 10th, to Freeport Row, a major mixed-use project in Over-the-Rhine that is being developed by Source3 Development.  Craig Gossman, also a partner with Source3 Development, served as the Design Director for the partnership and worked directly with New Republic Architecture and M&A Architects to develop the conceptual design for the project.

Freeport Row, which will have 110 apartments units and 15,000 square feet of commercial space is proposed for the corner of Elm and Liberty Streets in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The $25 million dollar project is the largest proposed development in Over-the-Rhine to be announced to date.  It was first proposed to the City in late 2015 and was slated for ground breaking in March of this year.  However the project became embroiled in an extensive review approval process including multiple community meetings and public hearings before various legislative bodies.  You can read more about the approval process in the Cincinnati Business Courier.  

At the heart of the matter was the issue facing all growing cities – how to develop at appropriate, transit-supporting densities without overwhelming the surrounding neighborhood.  In Freeport Row, Source3 Development has proposed a human-scaled, mid-rise building solution but achieving a good neighborhood “fit” is not easy.  Freeport Row is expected to break ground later this year.

Elm Street Elevation on the Cincinnati Bell Streetcar Line

Elm Street Elevation on the Cincinnati Bell Streetcar Line