Former SCPA building to be converted into apartments | News
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An Indianapolis based developer is currently drawing up plans for unique apartments at the former home of the School for Creative and Performing Arts.
Manager member at Core Redevelopment John Watson tells FOX19 that much of the historic features inside and outside of the building will be preserved for the planned 170 apartments.
"We will leave as much of the building in its original form as possible." Watson says. "That will include the hallways, water fountains and the stairwells."
As a unique feature, Watson's team plans to incorporate some of the blackboards into the apartments. He described them as, "sort of like permanent art work."
While blackboards will not be in every unit, the history of the building will be felt throughout the property. That history will also be recognized just before construction begins in June. Watson says that there are plans to allow the public to walk through the hallways at SCPA one final time.
Students moved into the new SCPA building on Central Parkway in 2010.
The one and two bedroom apartment rentals will go for between $775 and 1,600 dollars a month. There are also plans to turn the gym into two story loft apartment units.
According to Watson, neighborhood residents will be allowed to sound off their questions and concerns in a series of meetings will the developers.
Core Redevelopment purchased the the old SCPA building in late 2012 for $1,365,000 dollars. Construction on the apartments is expected to be complete by August 2014.
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