In the News

  • Anna Louise Inn, Broadway Square near starts

    December 10, 2013

    Walnut Hills-based developer the Model Group expects to begin site development work and construction soon on the new Anna Louise Inn in Mount Auburn and mixed-use Broadway Square development in Pendleton.... Read more 

  • Passion for Place: Demolition Crucial to Evanston's Future

    March 11, 2013

    St. Leger Apartments, long a trouble spot in the East Side neighborhood of Evanston, will be demolished to make way for new apartments that community leaders hope will revitalize the area... Read more 

  • Three OTR Apartment Complexes Get Funds for Fresh Rehab

    January 15, 2013

    recently received tax credit money through the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit program for Losantiville Apartments, Pendleton Apartments and Abington Flats will soon yield 104 apartments and more than 12,000 square feet of retail space.... Read more 

  • Model Group buys 13 properties for affordable housing project

    August 28, 2012

    Model Group acquired 13 properties in the West End this month for its proposed Abigail Apartments affordable housing project. The $14 million scattered-site development includes the historic renovation of 71 units in 14 multi-family buildings... Read more 

  • Historic Apartment Buildings Restored as reported on WLWT.com

    June 12, 2012

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  • North Rhine Heights Grand Opening

    June 12, 2012

    View video from the North Rhine Heights Grand Opening Event at 143-145 E. McMicken. This new development in Over-the-Rhine will include 65 units of affordable housing across 14 buildings.... Read more 

  • Ribbon Cutting on Renovated Apartments

    June 12, 2012

    Cincinnati city leaders cut the ribbon on the first major investment in residential housing north of Liberty Street in Over-the-Rhine.... Read more 

  • Major Commercial Tenant for Trinity Flats

    April 23, 2012

    The five-year, 1,100-square foot restaurant lease is the first major commercial tenant for the Trinity Flats development led by The Model Group, but builds on momentum moving north along Vine Street where residential property has already reached capacity in recently completed developments.... Read more 

  • Over-the-Rhine Transformation: Not Over Yet

    April 18, 2012

    In just six years, developers have moved Over-the-Rhine from one of America’s poorest, most run-down neighborhoods to among its most promising. “It’s the best development in the country right now,” says Tom Murphy, a senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C.... Read more 

  • Price Hill Celebrates Opening of the Elberon

    April 12, 2012

    Hundreds of people gathered at the historic building Thursday, April 12, for a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration of the grand opening of the Elberon Senior Apartments. “The rehabilitation of the Elberon marks a significant step forward in the revitalization of East Price Hill,” Smith said.... Read more 

  • Evanston Welcomes New Senior Housing

    December 8, 2011

    The Evanston community and Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory welcomed the new Woodburn Pointe senior housing today with a ribbon cutting ceremony.... Read more 

  • Ohio Historic Preservation Office Awards Shawnee Place

    November 12, 2011

    The Shawnee Hotel is a prime example of early 20th century commercial architecture in Springfield. It is one of the largest and finest Second Renaissance style buildings in the community and its two-story main lobby is one of the city’s most impressive interiors.... Read more 

  • Developers Roll the Dice on Casino area-sites

    November 4, 2011

    Developers and investors are snapping up property near the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, even though the opening of the $400 million project is more than a year away. Twenty properties within a short walk of the downtown casino site have been purchased in the past year for a total of more than $2.6 million, according to Hamilton County property records. The Model Group, a developer that has been working on condominium projects in Over-the-Rhine...... Read more 

  • Northside Model of Community Rehabilitation

    October 31, 2011

    As other Cincinnati neighborhoods celebrate the arrest of several alleged gang members, Northside is busy reclaiming its streets after a previous roundup. ... Read more 

  • Reconstruction of Elberon on Schedule

    September 16, 2011

    The Elberon, a historic landmark at the corner of Elberon Avenue and West Eighth Street, is being returned to its glory and will once again stand out as a neighborhood jewel.... Read more 

  • New Complex to Offer Affordable Housing

    July 6, 2011

    Preliminary city approval came Tuesday to build 60 townhomes at the intersection of Germantown and Broadway streets. The townhomes would begin what is planned as a four-phase development called Germantown Village.... Read more 

  • OCCH Partner's Luncheon, Villas of the Valley's Recognized

    May 29, 2011

    The award for Excellence in Senior Redevelopment was presented to the Villas of the Valley. Partners recognized in the project include: The Model Group.; Valley Homes Mutual Housing Corporation; City Studios Architecture; Model Construction, LLC. ... Read more 

  • Eastside Revitalization Receives Preservation Project Award

    May 24,2011

    The Eastside Revitalization Project in Covington, KY, received the 2011 Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Award for a Preservation Project.... Read more 

  • Residents of New Lincoln Heights Subdivision Thrilled with New Home

    May 14, 2011

    The residents of the new single-family homes in Villas of the Valley, which are replacing the deteriorating houses in the former World War II era Valley Homes subdivision in Lincoln Heights, will be the first to tell you that hard work does indeed pay off.... Read more 

  • Dennison Hotel, YMCA get Housing Renovation Funds

    March 4, 2011

    The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority has agreed to invest $6 million in two downtown low-income housing developments. The money is expected to trigger $18 million in additional investments to the Dennison Hotel on Main Street and the downtown YMCA at Elm Street and Central Parkway. Both projects are led by the Model Group and Cincinnati Center City Development Corp.... Read more 

  • Dennison Hotel gets New Life as Ironworks Apartments

    March 2, 2011

    downtown building that served as a turn of the century manufacturing plant and later, a run-down hotel, will get a new life and provide much needed housing and services for low income downtown dwellers. The Dennison Hotel owes its transformation ... Read more 

  • Elberon Renovation Begins

    February 23, 2011

    Local business leaders, elected officials and developers on Wednesday celebrated a construction kick off for the renovation of The Elberon, a landmark building at 3414 W. Eighth Street in East Price Hill. The Model Group, in partnership with non-profit community developer Price Hill Will purchased the 26,500-square-foot building late last year with plans to redevelop it into 37 one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors 55 and older.... Read more 

  • Elberon Unveiling

    February 14, 2011

    The redevelopment of The Elberon is scheduled to start Feb. 23 with a construction kickoff event. The Elberon, a landmark building in East Price Hill, is being redeveloped into 37 one- and two-bedroom units for seniors 55 and older. ... Read more 

  • $13.5 M Remake Underway at Apartment Complex

    January 28, 2011

    The first apartments part of a more than $13.5 million renovation of St. Paul Village - a project nearly three years in the making - are slated to be finished next month. The project is part of a two-pronged renovation at St. Paul Village, which was built in two phases in 1976 and 1979 on Madison Road in Madisonville. ... Read more 

  • Iconic Price Hill Buidling Gets New Life

    January 11, 2011

    Today it stands as an eyesore, and the largest reminder of the neighborhood's decline. But a recent partnership between Price Hill Will and Model Group aims to change that. They have purchased the building and will turn it back into an apartment building. ... Read more 

  • An Affordable Housing Success Story

    November 2010

    Hamitlon County is using NSP funds for the re-development of Valley Homes Housing in Lincoln Heights. The new housing development will be named, Villas of the Valley. When Phase I is complete, Villas of the Valley will be 42 two-bedroom cottages for seniors.... Read more 

  • Price Hill Will Rescues Iconic Elberon Structure

    December 9, 2010

    Price Hill Will, a nonprofit community group, has acquired the once-stately structure, which supporters have described as “Price Hill’s Alamo.” It has partnered with the Model Group and the city of Cincinnati to assemble a $7.4 million renovation plan that will provide 37 one- and two-bedroom apartments. ... Read more 

  • Villas of the Valley - Featured in NSP Report of Innovative Strategies

    October 29, 2010

    The National Housing Law Project is pleased to announce the publication of "Neighborhood Stabilization Program: Innovative Development Strategies for Very Low-Income Housing." The report highlights five NSP grantees that used innovative strategies to meet their obligations to provide housing for very low-income families. The successes of each grantee demonstrate that NSP funds, leveraged with other resources, can preserve and increase a community’s supply of affordable housing. To download the full report, please visit: http://nhlp.org/files/NHLP%20NSP%20Best%20Practices%20Final_0.pdf ... Read more 

  • Newport Home Tour Steps Back in Time

    December 4, 2010

    In it's 17th year, the Victorian Chistmas Home tour features Italianate & Queen Anne-sytle homes dating from 1883 to 1897. This year the tour highlighs seven homes and a mansion in the Newport East Row Histroic District.... Read more 

  • First Cincinnati LEED Affordable Housing Development Completed

    November 17, 2010

    Cincinnati’s first-ever LEED certified affordable housing complex was completed last week in Avondale. Forest Square Apartments was developed by The Model Group and designed by City Studios Architecture. The new structure is located at 3511 Harvey Ave., with a modern design and colorful exterior standing out amidst the numerous historic homes in the inner-city neighborhood.... Read more 

  • Apartment Complex for Seniors Completed in Avondale

    November 11, 2010

    Forest Square, the 21-unit senior community at the corner of Harvey and Rockdale Avenues was developed by Walnut Hills-based Model Group, as part of the Burnet Avenue Revitalization Plan. Apartments in the community are being made affordable to low-income seniors who earn 60 percent of the region's median income or below, officials have said.... Read more 

  • New Homes Bring New Life to Lincoln Heights

    November 4, 2010

    Homes rebuilt to rehab Village's reputation, featured on WLWT Channel 5. ... Read more 

  • Forest Square first LEED project for seniors

    November 2, 2010

    The Forest Square Project, designed by Model Group, is the first LEED certified affordable housing for seniors in Cincinnati. The project embraced the challenge of the Burnet Avenue Revitalization effort to update and restore the historic neighborhood of Avondale. The LEED certified-silver level apartments is a $4.3 million dollar project partnering Model with the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Ohio Housing Finance Agency, the City of Cincinnati, Key Bank, LISC, Uptown Consortium, and Avondale Community Council. ... Read more 

  • NH&RA Announces Finalists for 2010 Historic Rehabilitation Awards

    September 10, 2010

    Eastside Revitalization II, a Model Group development in Covington, KY, has been nominated for a national award for excellence in historic preservation by the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association. This project is only one of four across the country to be named as a finalist in the category for Best Historic Rehabilitation Utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.... Read more 

  • Model Group Seeks Projects Other Shun

    July 31, 2010

    Transformative. In a word, that's the role local real estate development firm Model Group says it wants to play in each of the communities it touches. Where some investors see neighborhoods scarred by empty buildings, decaying homes and trash-ridden side streets, partners at Model see opportunities.... Read more 

  • Gateway Quarter Case Study

    September 2009

    Development Case Study for Gateway Quarter. Written by Sam Newberg. Published by the Urban Land Institue, Washington, D.C. The case study cites public and private partnership between the Model Group and other local developers as crucial to the success of the Gateway Quarter development.... Read more 

  • OHFA Awards $2M in Afforable Housing Tax Credits to Anna Louise & North Rhine

    July 5, 2010

    Two local affordable housing projects have won tax credits through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's (OHFA) 2010 Housing Tax Credit Program, the nonprofit announced on Friday. ... Read more 

  • Model Recognized for Historic Preservation in Cincinnati and Springfield, Ohio

    Apri, 2010

    Three of Model's projects were featured in the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Annual Report. Model's featured projects include the Cincinnati Color Building and the Arrow Apartments, both in Cincinnati, Ohio. Model's $15 million renovation of the historic Shawnee Hotel in Springfield, Ohio received special recognition on page nine of the report.... Read more 

  • Model Group Tries Again to Save Price Hill's Alamo

    June 4, 2010

    For the third time in three years, developers are trying to rally support for a Price Hill fixer-upper. The 801 Elberon building, a once-stately apartment property that now stands as a symbol of neighborhood neglect, is close to winning a grant that could convert the property to low-income senior housing.The Model Group, a Walnut Hills developer, is working on a joint venture with nonprofit Price Hill Will to revitalize the property.... Read more 

  • Model Group Hires Project Inclusion Director

    May 28, 2010

    Model Group has hired local minority business owner Michael Connelly as director of economic inclusion. Such a position is unusual for a company the size of Model Group, which completed about $30 million in projects in 2009. “It shows you can make money and also do the right thing in business,” Connelly said.... Read more 

  • Mercer Commons, Trinity Flats Raise the Bar for Urban Design in OTR

    May 11, 2010

    "The Mercer Commons project has the ability to infuse dramatic change through Over-the-Rhine with its large footprint and modern aesthetic," described Greg Meckstroth, Urban Designer with RW Armstrong. "This design, along with 14/v and Trinity Flats, is truly raising the bar for high quality urban design in Cincinnati."... Read more 

  • Residents Call Eastside Safer

    April 5, 2010

    Urban gardens and peaceful streets are replacing drugs and violence in Covington, Kentucky's Eastside neighborhood. The Model Group has contributed to the revitalization efforts, developing high-quality, affordable housing in its Academy Flats Senior Housing and Eastside Revitalization developments... Read more 

  • Forest Square Sets National Example for Community Reinvestment

    February 23, 2010

    Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Representative Steve Driehaus (D-OH), along with Ohio Department of Commerce Director Kimberly Zurz toured the new Forest Square senior living development construction site on Thursday, Feburary 18. Developed by Cincinnati-based Model Group, the $4.2 million Forest Square development will continue the progress being made in Avondale along the Burnet Avenue corridor and will create jobs for Cincinnatians at the same time - something highly touted by the officials on hand... Read more 

  • HUD Secretary Donovan Tours Forest Square Senior Apartments

    February 18, 2010

    February 18, 2010 marked the first anniversary of President Obama signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 into law. That occasion was honored locally when U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio to visit Forest Square Senior Apartments, a project that received ARRA funding for development.... Read more 

  • Shaking Things Up in the Gateway Quarter of Over-the-Rhine

    February 16, 2010

    Progress continues to take place in historic Over-the-Rhine's Gateway Quarter district. Earlier phases of residential and commercial development continue to sell out, while new phases of development are rapidly taking shape. The Model Group's Fourteenth & Vine development has just two units left, and four units have already been pre-sold at its Trinity Flats development... Read more 

  • The Past and Future of Over-the-Rhine

    January 25, 2010

    Founded in the early 1800’s, Over-the-Rhine started out as an ethnic enclave for Germans immigrants. The neighborhood grew into one of the most extensive areas of Italianette architecture in the country. After decades of decline, Over-the-Rhine is now in the midst of an urban renaissance... Read more 

  • Cincinnati - Hamilton County NSP2 Consortium Awarded $24M

    January 14, 2010

    The Cincinnati - Hamilton County NSP2 Consortium was awarded more than $24 million in Recovery Act funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)... Read more 

  • Now, Not Soon, is the Time to Save OTR's Historic Treasures

    January 14, 2010

    Soon is not good enough, Cincinnati. Now would be a good time to get serious about saving Over-the-Rhine. Since 2005, hundreds of buildings located south of Liberty Street have benefited from more than $90 million in new investment under a revitalization effort led by one of the Model Group's partners, the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp... Read more 

  • Model Group Breaks Ground on $4.2M Forest Square Development

    January 12, 2010

    Cincinnati-based Model Group has broken ground on a new $4.2 million development in Avondale that will create 21, two-bedroom affordable senior housing units. The Forest Square project is being developed at the corner of Harvey and Rockdale Avenues and is expected to be completed by Fall 2010... Read more 

  • The Model Group's Projects Are Part of City's Transformation

    January 4, 2010

    Working in conjunction with the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), many of the Model Group's projects, including Trinity Flats, are playing a large part in the transformation of Cincinnati's urban core. Trinity Flats is a 25-unit residential infill and restoration project in Cincinnati's lively Gateway Quarter... Read more 

  • The Cincinnati Color Building Awarded Tax Credits

    December 10, 2009

    The building that will be the future national headquarters for the Model Group has received $1.25 million in historic preservation tax credits from the state of Ohio... Read more 

  • The Model Group Restoring Historic Covington

    December 8, 2009

    The Model Group's redevelopment and restoration of the historic 5th District School Building has contributed to the city's dramatic turn-around. The former school now contains 26 affordable senior housing units. The 5th District School complements and continues The Model Group's scattered-site approach to their redevelopments in Covington... Read more 

  • Stimulus Funding Gets Forest Square Moving

    November 13, 2009

    A bridge loan and a grant made possible by a new wave of stimulus funding addressed the lack of demand for tax credits that were to finance Forest Square Apartments. The 21-unit senior apartment building benefited from the Tax Credit Assistance Program and the Tax Credit Exchange Program... Read more 

  • Trinity Flats Progressing

    November 5, 2009

    The joint use of rehabilitation and new construction at Trinity Flats is creating excitement in the Gateway Quarter section of Over-the-Rhine, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Progress at the site suggests the finished product will be 'absolutely fabulous' and will include the new location for the Gateway Quarter's leasing office... Read more 

  • Gateway Quarter Discussed on CET's Financial Beat

    September 25, 2009

    Bobby Maly, Vice President of The Model Group, talks about the exciting and ongoing projects in the Gateway Quarter on Cincinnati Educational Television's (CET) Financial Beat program... Read more 

  • Shawnee Place in Springfield, OH Hosts $14M Open House

    September 11, 2009

    After a $14M renovation by the Model Group, Shawnee Place has been restored to the grandeur of it former use as the Shawnee Hotel. In years past, the hotel hosted such guest as Howard Hughes and the Marx Brother. Today, it contains 85 senior apartments with 21st century amenities... Read more 

  • Condos on display Sunday in OTR tour

    September 8, 2009

    More than 60 newly built and renovated condos in this neighborhood will be open for tours on Sunday as part of the OTR Tour of Living home show.Properties to be showcased are located on Vine, Republic, Pleasant and Main streets in seven newly opened condo developments in the Gateway Quarter district. Prices range from $150,000 to more than $350,000... Read more 

  • Model Group to Begin Construction on Forest Square Senior Apartments

    August 25, 2009

    Cincinnati-based Model Group says that construction will start this October on a $4.7 million senior living project in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Forest Square Senior Apartments will continue the ongoing success happening along the Burnet Avenue corridor says Model Group vice president of development Robert Maly... Read more 

  • Over-the-Rhine Debuts New Condos, Homes

    May 29, 2009

    Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory will kick off a tour of Over-the-Rhine’s new condos and single-family homes Saturday, in the neighborhood’s Gateway Quarter. The Model Group's Trinity Flats located on Vine Street will be feature. It is a new construction development that includes nine two-bedroom/two-bath units. Developed by the Model Group, they include secured parking and rooftop decks... Read more 

  • Shawnee Nearing Completion

    April 30, 2009

    Sharon Walls loves her view of downtown from her apartment at the Shawnee Place Apartments. She now loves the view inside, too, as the historic building has gotten a $14.1 million overhaul. "They've been fantastic," said Walls, who has lived at Shawnee for nine years. "Beautiful, just beautiful." The Model Group of Cincinnati, Ohio is nearing completion of the top-to-bottom renovations of the apartments for senior or disabled residents... Read more 

  • Once-Grand Building Could Regain Its Glory

    April 3, 2009

    Price Hill lore says Chicago gangster Al Capone slept in the once-stately apartment building at the corner of West Eighth Street and Elberon Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. True or not, the legend fits this rapidly deteriorating icon, which vandalism and neglect have turned into Price Hill’s public enemy No. 1. The Model Group, however, recently secured an option on the property and is applying for low-income housing and historic tax credits to convert the property into housing for seniors ... Read more 

  • Cincinnati’s Gateway Quarter and Streetcar

    March 23, 2009

    Located in the Over-the-Rhine district just north of downtown Cincinnati, the Gateway Quarter is a development effort with public, private and non-profit involvement to renovate buildings that make up the largest concentration of Italianate architecture in the United States. To top it off, the Gateway Quarter may get a streetcar line in the next couple years ... Read more 

  • Greater Cincinnati's Hottest Up and Coming Markets

    February 10, 2009

    Despite the nation's economic troubles, Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhoods such as Over-the-Rhine and Oakley — places striking the right mix of rehabbed homes, specialty shops and restaurants — are bucking the country's trend of slow-selling real estate and actually thriving. ... Read more 

  • Bloggers Given Insider's Tour of Gateway Quarter Projects

    September 23, 2008

    More than a dozen local bloggers were given an insider’s tour of 3CDC’s recent projects in the Gateway Quarter in Over-the-Rhine. Facilitated by the Gateway Quarter Information Center and Randy Simes of the website UrbanCincy, developers from Urban Sites Properties, the Model Group, B2B Equities/Northpointe Group and Over-the-Rhine Community Housing/Eber Development led the walking tour of projects that are in various stages of construction.... Read more 

  • Reversing Blight in Over-the-Rhine

    August 1, 2008

    People passing through the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood have a hard time distinguishing a $300,000 condo unit from a unit that rents for 35 percent of the area median income, thanks to the Model Group.... Read more 

  • Steve Smith of Model Group to Speak at Citizens for Civic Renewal Event

    July 15, 2008

    You can be a part of the creation of strong, diverse neighborhoods at a meeting being held on July 22 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Steve Smith, president of The Model Group, will share the ways that his company is working to create an integrated and stable Over-the-Rhine by developing a mix of market-rate and affordable housing.... Read more 

  • Model Group Receives Over $2.3 Million from OHFA's 2008 Housing Tax Credit Program

    July 7, 2008

    The Model Group was awarded credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's 2008 Housing Tax Credit Program for development of the Villas of the Valley (Lincoln Heights), Burnet Place (Avondale), and Forest Square (Avondale) sites. The Model Group received over $2.3 million of the total $3.5 million in total credits awarded to Southwestern Ohio. ... Read more 

  • Energy Efficiency is Key to the Economics of Older Homes

    April 25, 2008

    The Model Group's energy-efficient rehabilitation methods on older homes make economic sense. ... Read more 

  • Valley Homes Receiver Gets More Time

    April 16, 2008

    After hearing the prospective developer outline plans for redevelopment of the aging Valley Homes housing complex in Lincoln Heights, a judge Wednesday decided to extend the receivership of the property for another 12 months.... Read more 

  • Model Group Awarded Property Development of the Year by OTR Chamber

    April 16, 2008

    The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce announced its Annual Star Award winners. The Model Group was co-awarded the Property Development of the Year award alongside Urban Sites.... Read more 

  • Desire To Create Stronger Urban Core Motivates Bobby Maly

    April 11, 2008

    Model Group vice president of development, Bobby Maly, was featured in the Cincinnati Business Courier. The article discusses his commitment to Cincinnati's urban core and his passion for changing neighborhoods... Read more 

  • Trinity Flats Mixes New, Old

    February 18, 2008

    Among the projects under way as part of the third phase of development in Over-the-Rhine's Gateway Quarter is Model Group's Trinity Flats. The $8.9 million condominium development will include 38 residential units and more than 7,000 square feet of commercial space along Vine and Republic streets. A mix of new construction and rehabilitation, the first portion of Trinity Flats expected to be completed is a three-story, 10-unit building at the corner of 14th and Vine.... Read more 

  • Model Group to Advise on Avondale Home Project

    February 18, 2008

    The Model Group has been chosen by the Uptown Consortium as an adviser for the residential development of Harvey Commons in Avondale. As part of its $25 million Burnet Avenue revitalization plan, which includes 150,000 square feet of office and retail development, the consortium will build 60 for-sale units at the corner of Harvey and Erkenbrecker avenues that range in price from $155,000 and $255,000. The Model Group, a Walnut Hills development, construction and management firm, will create a site and streetscape plan and determine building types. It'll also establish a financial model and timeline for the project in accordance with the project's developer and construction team, DNK/Al Neyer Inc.... Read more 

  • Over-the-Rhine Rehab Spreads North

    February 8, 2010

    Less than three months after launching a $30 million plan to add more than 100 condos and renovated storefronts to one of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods, Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. is plotting its next projects here. The nonprofit development group hopes to break ground before the end of the year on plans to deliver nearly 50 condos and more than 8,000 square feet of commercial space to the 1400 block of Vine and Race streets.... Read more 

  • Join Mayor Mallory for the Gateway Quarter Phase III Groundbreaking

    February 5, 2008

    Please join Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory on Friday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of 13th and Vine Streets in Over-the-Rhine, as he literally takes a swing that will keep the momentum going in the Gateway Quarter!... Read more 

  • Model Group Hired as Residential Advisor for Harvey Commons

    February 1, 2008

    The Uptown Consortium has hired The Model Group as the residential advisor for consortium’s aggressive Burnet Avenue revitalization strategy in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Harvey Commons development is centered in Avondale and generally bounded by Harvey and Erckenbrecker avenues. The development will provide 60 affordable, owner-occupied housing units for the immediate community and encourage additional residential growth in the area; target price points are between $155,000 and $255,000.... Read more 

  • David Thompson Promoted

    January 28, 2008

    Featured in People on the Move from the Business Courier of Cincinnati. David Thompson has been promoted to Development Director at the Model Group.... Read more 

  • Uptown's Big Goal: Rebirth

    January 22, 2008 - Avondale

    The Model Group has been chosen as design firm for the residential component of the Uptown Consortium's $100 million dollar mixed-use redevelopment in the uptown Cincinnati area. Model will work with the Uptown Consortium in its re-branding effort for a neighborhood that features a strong education and health care presence.... Read more 

  • Volunteers Rehabbing Over-the-Rhine

    December 10, 2007

    At a time when many people are focused on building careers and/or families, two local men have something extra on their priority list - community service. Joe Hansbaurer, 32, and Bobby Maly, 27, met in 2003 pursuing a common goal of helping others, and have teamed up on projects to that end. In 2006 they co-founded the Washington Park Music Festival to create awareness of the Over-the-Rhine park and help charities.... Read more 

  • Grand Plans - Washington Park Expansion to Help Remake Over-the-Rhine

    November 26, 2007

    A plan to renovate one of Cincinnati’s oldest parks is seen as a key to revitalizing one of its oldest, most architecturally remarkable and most troubled neighborhoods. Under a proposal expected to be unveiled Tuesday, Washington Park is poised to get a bold face lift and be expanded to more than 6 acres. The expansion is considered crucial, because it will allow a direct connection between the park and what planners, city officials and others hope one day will be a revitalized residential community running between 14th and Liberty streets.... Read more 

  • Vine St. Plan Sees 100 Condos

    November 25, 2007

    A portion of Vine Street would get a new look and about 100 more condo units would be developed in Over-the-Rhine, under the latest proposal by Cincinnati Center City Development Corp (3CDC). The nonprofit development group wants to spend $29.5 million to transform vacant buildings along Main, Vine, Pleasant, Race and Republic streets into 108 new condominiums and about 15,000 square feet of commercial space. Some of the sites 3CDC wants to renovate would be adjacent to the fledgling Gateway Quarter on Vine. But other renovations would be on Main Street, which has seen its entertainment district decline in recent years. "Main Street needs some attention," said 3CDC president and CEO Stephen Leeper.... Read more 

  • School Renovation Honored - Fifth District Building for Seniors

    November 25, 2007

    In the same month the 106-year-old former Fifth District School building's 26 new senior-citizen apartments were filled, the Academy Flats project received an award for the building's historic preservation. "As of last week, the last person is in the final unit," said Robert Maly of Walnut Hills-based developer Model Group. "We've still got a waiting list as well, and we're really pleased with it. "It's 100 percent occupied, and it looks like we've got a good little community forming."... Read more 

  • Springfield Housing Project Wins State Support

    November 14, 2007

    The Shawnee Place renovation project in downtown Springfield received a financial boost from the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday. Authorities from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency announced a $250,000 loan to help renovate the historic building. All 84 units are designed to meet the needs of senior citizens and residents with physical limitations. Earlier this year, the project was granted $996,426 in federal housing tax credits. In an interview with WHIOTV.COM, Bobby Maly, vice president of the Model Group, said the total project cost will be $14 million.... Read more 

  • Model Group is the 9th Largest Commercial Real Estate Developer in the Tri-State

    November 9, 2007

    The ranking, created by the Business Courier, shows the Model Group moving up the list from 13th in 2005 to 9th in 2006.... Read more 

  • Living downtown provides more time to dream

    September 22, 2007

    Since 2000, the downtown Cincinnati population has doubled to just over 7,700. It's on track to increase to 12,000 by the end of the decade, according to Downtown Cincinnati Inc. High-end condos with sweeping river views are in varying stages of construction and interest is percolating in the Gateway Quarter's 15 renovated buildings in Over-the-Rhine. Examples of both will be part of the Downtown Tour of Living & Dining Sept. 30, amended this year to include complimentary tastings from eight downtown restaurants.... Read more 

  • Shawnee Place Set for $14.1M Renovation

    August 27, 2007

    A downtown Springfield apartment building for seniors will get a major face lift next year. In the spring, Cincinnati-based The Model Group plans to start a $14.1 million renovation of Shawnee Place, a nine floor, 96,000-square-foot property on East Main Street. The project includes a new kitchen and flooring for all 85 units, new carpeting throughout the building, a new elevator and some plumbing and HVAC updates. Exterior work includes replacement of concrete sidewalks, painting, masonry renovations, a new roof and the addition of a 36-space parking deck.... Read more 

  • Probation Goes on Patrol

    August 27, 2007

    Four probation substations have opened in Cincinnati neighborhoods since 1999. Soon, the city will get two more. There are plans to open a substation that will serve Avondale and North Avondale, where two weeks ago a man was shot to death at a youth football game meant to promote peace. The other substation will be in College Hill and will also serve North College Hill and Northside. The City has had great success from its East Walnut Hills and Over-the-Rhine substations.... Read more 

  • Shawnee Hotel Rehab Project Gets Tax Credit Boost

    August 4, 2007

    Model Property Development, owner of the former Shawnee Hotel and Shawnee Place Apartments, has been awarded a $996,426 housing tax credit by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The 10-year federal income tax credit will allow a $14.1 million renovation of the building and apartments located at 102 E. Main St. Robert Maly, president of Model Property Development, said the funds are important to the renovation as it allows his Cincinnati-based property development company "to attract private equity" to underwrite the project.... Read more 

  • Gateway Quarter Project Making Mark on Vine St.

    June 15, 2007

    Gateway Quarter along Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine has more than 35 percent of its condominiums either sold or under contract and is selling and leasing commercial space even faster. The project has transformed the corner of 12th and Vine streets, once a notorious crime center in the historic neighborhood. Four different developers are revamping the properties in this first phase of the Gateway Quarter redevelopment - Urban Sites, the Model Group and the team of Northpointe Group and B2B Equities.... Read more 

  • Developers Unite on Over-the-Rhine Condo Projects

    March 28, 2007

    Looking for an affordable and not-too-adventurous way to become a part of Cincinnati's urban revival? Four developers think they may have the answer at 12th and Vine streets. B2B Equities, Model Group, Northpointe Group and Urban Sites have banded together to market 93 new and renovated condominiums within a block of 12th and Vine. Including the new Gateway One condos on Vine between Central Parkway and 12th, they're being marketed as a group under the common name Gateway Quarter.... Read more 

  • City Celebrates New OTR Condo Development

    March 27, 2007

    The first step in Cincinnati's effort to redevelop the southwestern end of Over-the-Rhine will be unveiled Wednesday. The city, the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC), and local developers will hold a grand opening for the Gateway Quarter at 12th and Vine streets, according to a news release. The development includes almost 100 condominiums, ranging from $90,000 to $300,000, in 15 renovated buildings, plus 20,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.... Read more 

  • Model Group Among Tri-State's Largest Commerical Real Estate Developers

    August 4, 2006

    The Model Group was the 13th largest developer in 2005 based on local square feet developed.... Read more 

  • School's Historic Designation Helps Restore Building as Senior Housing

    June 18, 2006

    The former Fifth District School building has joined the National Register of Historic Places. And that designation is helping a developer restore the Peaselburg neighborhood landmark into subsidized senior housing. The Model Group plans to create 24 senior housing units with a $4 million-plus historic renovation to start next month. The project will be called Academy Flats Senior Housing, because the building will retain the school building's charm, said Robert Maly, Model Group's vice president of development.... Read more 

  • Top Work Vowed in Subsidy Units

    June 5, 2006

    The Model Group isn't just promising to turn 24 abandoned housing units in Covington's Eastside neighborhood into nice places to live. The goal is to give them "world-class finishes." The rehabbed units, which will have subsidized rents, will replace some of the 163-unit Jacob Price project to be torn down nearby. An average of $104,000 in labor and materials will go into each remodeled unit as part of a $3.2 million project to restore empty buildings that now blight the neighborhood. Most of the 24 once were part of a non-profit Anawim Properties redevelopment project that went bankrupt in 2000.... Read more 

  • 104-Year Old School Gets New Life

    June 10, 2005

    More than a century after it was built, the former Fifth District School in the Covington's Peaselburg neighborhood is finding new life as the Academy Flats senior apartments. The Covington City Commission unanimously approved a $400,000 loan to the Model Group to convert the vacant building at 18th Street and Holman Avenue into 30 apartments for low- to moderate-income residents 55 and older.... Read more 

  • Developers Launch Renovation of Washington Park Buildings

    November 19, 2004

    Officials from local nonprofit groups and development companies today drove the first nails into a $5.8 million project to renovate two Washington Park apartment buildings. The renovation is being handled by the Model Group, whom will also manage the buildings once completed.... Read more 

  • Developer Tackles OTR Project

    February, 2004

    The Model Group, alongside officials of Cincinnati Community Development, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, the Ohio Department of Development, and US Bank, cut a ribbon on 19 newly renovated apartments on Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine. Community Manor One is the first phase of an OTR revitalization project involving 41 buildings and more than $30 million in investment.... Read more