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Ground to Break Tuesday for New Fort Thomas Mixed-Use Development

Ground is set to break on a new mixed-use development in Fort Thomas on Tuesday.

Greiwe Development is set to break ground on One Highland, which includes high-end condominiums and commercial/retail space at the corner of Highland and Fort Thomas avenues at 10 a.m.

Firm principal Rick Greiwe will join partners Tom Williams of North American Properties, Rob Sibcy of Sibcy Cline, and civic leaders for the official groundbreaking ceremony.

This will be the first project for these partners in Fort Thomas, though they have collaborated on other endeavors in Cincinnati.

“From the city’s walkability to nearby amenities, proximity to downtown Cincinnati and park-like setting, Fort Thomas is the type of community that’s in demand with today’s condominium buyer,” said Greiwe. “One Highland will be in the heart of the city, and it will capture the spirit of Fort Thomas’ history, unique geography, and ‘city in a park’ sensibility. We're excited to give the community an engaging place to live, work and gather.”

One Highland Commercial Space

The mixed-use, three-level building will provide 12,000 square feet of new opportunities for commercial businesses at the corner of Highland and North Fort Thomas Avenues. It will have large storefront windows, accessible tenant spaces, and outdoor areas.

The second phase of the project will introduce an additional two-level commercial building with 8,400 square feet of space. A 30-foot wide garden between the phase one and phase two buildings will add greenspace to the property. Modern commercial office and retail space is currently not available in the city center.

Residences at One Highland

Designed with empty nesters, seniors, and single professionals in mind, One Highland’s one-level living condominium residences will be on its second and third levels— a new-to-market housing option for the area.

The homes offer one-level living with elevator access to a private parking garage with two assigned parking spaces and storage for every unit. Each residence will offer open living and kitchen areas, designer finishes, covered outdoor balconies, and master suites with dual walk-in closets and spacious en suite baths. Large windows and 10-foot ceilings will provide natural light throughout, a news release said.

Third-floor spaces will have additional vaulted ceilings.

The residences, ranging from $695,000-$1,200,000, will include:

  • 1,700 and 1,850 square-foot two bedroom and two baths
  • 2,000 square-foot two bedroom, two baths and study
  • 2,250 and 2,860 square-foot two bedroom, 2.5 baths and study

The architecture is intended to echo the aesthetic of Fort Thomas, pulling inspiration from the city's Tower Park, the developer said in a news release.

“One Highland will enhance what our city already has to offer to our residents. From new-to-market housing options and modern commercial space, the added amenities will only serve to improve our quality of life,” said Fort Thomas Vice Mayor Roger Peterman. “Making this project a reality is a great investment for our community now and for future generations.”

One Highland will have resident parking below street level in a private parking garage, and public parking available on a surface lot with an estimated 40 spaces.

Project Timeline

  • Groundbreaking: February 4, 2020
  • Commercial Sales: February-June 2020 — Michelle Klingenberg and Terry Ohnmeis, Cushman & Wakefield, 513-763-3023
  • Condominium Sales Launch: April 2020 — Pam and Doug Schuerman, Sibcy Cline, 513-368-9349
  • Grand Opening: Fall 2021

Joshua One, M+A Architects, Martin Koepke Landscape Design and Greiwe Interiors join Greiwe Development, North American Properties and Sibcy Cline as project partners for One Highland.

-Staff report