Reserve’s revitalization awarded for Cincinnati preservation excellence
A historic downtown renovation is among seven projects to receive the 2013 Cincinnati Preservation Association’s Award for Local Preservation Excellence.
The Reserve at Fourth & Race began as a brownfield redevelopment project with use of Clean Ohio Funds, with the Port Authority overseeing the environmental services work and asbestos abatement of the 15-story, mostly vacant building. The ensuing revitalization by Ashley Commercial Group preserved much of the building’s original architecture, including the terrazzo floors, polished stone walls, carved marble door openings, and Art Deco style elevators, and achieved resulted in LEED certification and energy efficient building systems.
Upon reopening, all 88 of its contemporary apartments and lofts were leased, and commercial tenants include physician practices and Stockyard Bank.