Located in historic Over-the-Rhine, North Rhine Heights is a scattered site development of 14 historic buildings north of Liberty Street. Completed in August 2012, North Rhine Heights contains 65 units of one, two and three-bedroom apartments for families. Two of the historic buildings (41-43 E McMicken and 1636 Main Street) are also LEED-certified. Making 100+ year old buildings energy efficient by today’s standards, while preserving historic features such as windows and trim is no simple task. The two LEED buildings account for 12 of the 65 units (each LEED building has six units). 1636 Main Street is located directly across the street from Rothenberg School, which is currently under renovation.
As part of the LEED certification process, locally sourced materials were used during the renovation. Construction waste was minimized and much of it was diverted from landfills. Low VOC paints and adhesives were used and the heating and air conditioning systems were flushed out after construction to reduce interior air contaminants. Energy-Star appliances were installed, along with low-flow plumbing fixtures (faucets, toilets and showers) to maximize efficiency of utilities. All of the landscaping was completed using local, non-invasive, draught-resistant plants. Additionally, the location of the properties- being central and in close proximity to transportation, employment, recreation, and more - is also an important item recognized by the USGBC in the LEED certification process.
To learn more about LEED go to www.usgbc.org. North Rhine Heights is currently tracking towards Silver Certification (LEED Scorecard).
Project amenities include:
· Energy Star Appliances to keep utility costs down
· Central Air heating and cooling with individual thermostats
· Intercom and key entrance
· 24-hour emergency maintenance services
· Easy access to bus stops
· Centrally located near transportation, Historic Findlay Market for groceries, services, recreation, and employment centers.
Contact Brickstone Properties at 513-421-6999 or visit the office, located at 1321 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 to apply. Open Mon-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.