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Owner Occupied Over-the-Rhine

Looking to make your home in Over the Rhine, Pendleton or the Brewery District?  Like the idea but have no idea where to start?  The Over the Rhine Foundation is sponsoring a workshop series this spring to teach you what you need to know to successfully redevelop an owner-occupied property in the neighborhood.  No matter where you are in the process—speculating about the possibility or already the owner of a building—we are bringing together those who have gone before you and experts from all related fields for what is sure to be a helpful and informative series.

Workshop 1, April 12th:
Learning from Those Who Have Gone Before You

You will learn from other owner occupants who have successfully become owner occupants or are in the process of rehabilitating a building. You will also visit projects that have been completed are under renovation.

Workshop 2, May 10th:
You Have a Property, Where Do You Begin?

Sessions Include:

  • Selecting and Purchasing a Building
  • Building Triage
    • Stabilizing structure, hidden costs, pre-development related issues
  • Choosing your Design Team
    • Working with architects, contractors, and structural engineers
  • Preserving Historic Structures and Green Building Practices
  • Planning, Zoning and other Regulations

Workshop 3, June 14th:
Do the Numbers Add Up and if They Don’t, What do You Do?

Session will explore all financing options available to future owner occupants. Participants will learn to create a financial plan to renovate a single family, multiple unit or mixed unit building.

  • Explore construction and renovation loans, creative financing, mortgage options, tax credits and abatements.
  • Develop a hypothetical pro forma to finance a project, assess cash flow and return on investment.

All programs will be held at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St. beginning at 8 AM. Parking is available in multiple surface lots and garages in close proximity to the Art Academy.

We encourage participants to take part in all 3 workshops. Space is limited. The registration fee to attend the 3OTR Series is $35.00. After April 4th, the registration fee is $50.00. All fees will be used to underwrite these workshops and future educational activities.



Fifth Third Bank is a major financial sponsor of the 3OTR Workshops.
The Over the Rhine Foundation welcomes other organizations to
partner with us to expand owner occupied development in OTR.

The Over the Rhine Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, protect and celebrate Over-the-Rhine by creating an ecologically sustainable, urban community. We work in collaboration with like-minded organizations, dedicated to re-inventing Over-the Rhine as an exemplary, diverse neighborhood in which to live, work and play.

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