Renovation of 11th Avenue Row Houses to Start in Weinland Park
Work will begin soon on the renovation of 24 buildings on East 11th Avenue between Grant Avenue and North Fourth Street in Weinland Park. The project marks the first foray into market-rate housing in the neighborhood for Wagenbrenner Development, which has been heavily involved in the Weinland Park Collaborative’s revitalization efforts.
The company has acquired vacant lots and abandoned houses throughout the neighborhood and has also built new single family houses with income-eligibility requirements like those at the corner of Hamlet Street and 8th Avenue. Wagenbrenner is also hoping to start construction soon on new market-rate homes across from the former Columbus Coated Fabric’s site.
The buildings on 11th, which are mostly two-story row houses, are being marketed under the name Grant Commons. The project will feature 90 units and a total of 158 bedrooms. Rents will range from $695 for a 695 square-foot one-bedroom to $1,395 for a 1,300 square foot three-bedroom unit.
Michael Amicon of Wagenbrenner described the renovation work as a “complete rehab, down to the studs,” featuring new mechanicals, windows, kitchens and bathrooms. All units will also have washer/dryers, storage and off-street parking. Amicon said that they hope to have the first units available for rent early next spring.
Wagenbrenner received $3 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to help offset the cost of the project.
More information can be found online at www.wagdev.com.
Photos by Walker Evans.