Ground Breaks on New City View at Devou Project
Ground was broken last week on City View at Devou, a project that includes lots for nine single-family homes on the eastern side of Western Avenue near the entrance of Devou Park in Covington.
The site overlooks Covington and the Cincinnati skyline.
Florence-based Beaumont Building Group is behind the project. One lot has already sold and is in the construction process.
Chris Cook, president of the Beaumont Building Group, said that the lots are 4-minutes from fine-dining in Covington, 6-minutes from Cincinnati's downtown business district, and less than 12-minutes from the airport. Moreover, the lots leave residents with Devou Park mere steps from their front door: making them the ideal place to live.
"You get all this and you still get a place to come home to that you can overlook the city and see things like the WEBN Fireworks and Blink," Cook said. "These custom homes will have features like oversized windows, sound-proofing technologies, rooftop terraces, open / modern layouts, custom kitchens, . . . optional geothermal, hardwood throughout, options for elevators, maintenance free lifestyle, and a minimum at least two-car garage."
The project was first announced in March.
Cook said that the nine homes will offer residents the benefits of urban living and luxury of custom single-family homes and only considers this to be phase-one of the overall development, with the bottom of the hill below Western Ave as a potential site for phase-two.
Together, this development could bring 18 to 20 new single family homes with a total value of $12 to $15 million to the city, the developer said. Each of the homes will start at approximately $550,000 - increasing in price based on the lot's size and materials used to complete the home.
The house that has already begun construction is a two-bedroom, three-bathroom house with a 1,500 sq. ft. first floor, 800 sq. ft. on the second floor, a two-car garage, two balconies, a rooftop terrace, and is centered in the middle of the available lots. It has been designed to have a contemporary urban design and the second floor is designed for almost solely entertainment purposes.
When asked about slippage down the hill, Cook assured that they had the right engineers and architects on the job, and they went down to bedrock to ensure that the houses would remain stable.
Written by Connor Wall, associate editor