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OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) -
Completion of the $63 million Mercer
Commons project is still more than a year away, but residents and business owners in Over-The-Rhine say they're starting to see changes for the
"This area is up and coming. They have wonderful businesses up and down Vine. Maybe the trolley will get
through here eventually," said Sherian McCants, a local seamstress excited about the improvements.
Seth Maney both lives and works in Over-The-Rhine, and says he immediately fell in love with the neighborhood.
"It's exciting. The
energy, the new places, new people, new experiences, every day," said Maney.
Anastasia Mieham with 3CDC says part of that energy is the new apartments and condos becoming available as the Mercer
Commons project takes shape.
"The first phase is all condos. The second
phase... We're actually breaking ground later this month, includes all
apartments, and it's mixed income apartments, so half of them are affordable, and
it's just adding more residents to this neighborhood that once, most of these
buildings were vacant," Mieham revealed.
It's a sign of progress to many people who
live in the community.
Charles Armstrong has lived in Over-the-Rhine all of his life. He agrees that the development is bringing in
"I think one thing it's going to do for the neighborhood, it's
going to clean it up. It's going to bring in more revenue, you know? More
people that can afford to live down here, and it's going to clean the
neighborhood up," said Armstrong.
Sherian McCants says, "I think it's going to
add to the neighborhood 100%."
Mike Smith works at Venice on Vine, a restaurant simultaneously serving as a non-profit to give people jobs and education.
"It's going to make the neighborhood more
accessible to families. It's going to bring a lot of business to downtown
Cincinnati," said Smith.
Amy Jarden says renovating old vacant
buildings is a welcome improvement.
"I think it will probably get a lot of
people off the streets. When they complete it, I think it will be good for the
community," she said.
Along Mercer Street, four historic buildings
are being renovated, which will have a total of 11 condominiums.
should be ready for occupancy in about a month.