Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blogger Tour of Living

On Saturday, before Oktoberfest, I attended the Blogger Tour of Living. It was organized by Randy at UrbanCincy and then led by a number of folks from the Gateway Quarter, including representatives from both the development and sales teams.

We saw a number of places in various states of construction.
Some were done or trying to get as much done before the Downtown Tour of Living this weekend.
Trideca Lofts at SEC 13th and Vine Streets
Good Fellows Hall Lofts on Main Street
Some were brand-spanking new construction and not to far from getting out of the ground.
14th & Vine at Trinity Flats at SWC 14th and Vine Streets (No photo)
City Home on Pleasant Street north of 14th Street
Some were renovation projects that had started but still in the framing and rough-in stage.
The old Ball Furniture Co. at 1417-1421 Main Street
And some renovations were just underway and we really just looked at them from the street.
Trinity Flats at NEC 14th and Vine Streets
Mottainai just south of 13th and Republic Streets
(I’m not really liking the name but the description of the units sounded cool and affordable.)
Lackman Building at SWC 13th and Vine
There really feels like true momentum. For example Trideca had already pre-sold like six out of nine units. And the momentum is clearly moving north, west, and east from the initial epicenter of 12th & Vine.
Here are some random shots . . .

Check out other blogger photos at UrbanCincy, 5chw4r7z, and seicer at Urban Ohio


VisuaLingual said...

Mottainai is a Japanese term meaning "a sense of regret concerning waste when the intrinsic value of an object or resource is not properly utilized." The expression "Mottainai!" can be uttered alone as an exclamation when something useful, such as food or time, is wasted. In addition to its primary sense of "wasteful," the word is also used to mean "impious; irreverent" or "more than one deserves."

Is there another meaning?

Dan said...

They are using it because it is intended to be a LEED project and therefore not wasteful and making a statement on adaptive reuse as Green Building or something like that. I just find the use of a Japanese term for a building in Over the Rhine odd. But that's just me. Call it whatever you want, I'm just glad it is getting fixed up!

VisuaLingual said...

It's a silly name that seems to have a bit of a negative connotation, and the fact that a Japanese word is being used is odd to me, too. The LEED aspect is awesome, though!