New Building Coming to Downtown
Women-led Design, Development & Construction
City of Cincinnati Department of Community & Economic Development recently announced the first winning proposal from its RFP release in fall 2017. The 31 Garfield Place project was awarded to Titan Real Estate Group, a local WBE-certified development and construction firm dedicated to transforming challenging projects into extraordinary places. Titan’s focus is mid-sized residential, mixed-use and commercial development in Greater Cincinnati NKY, Dayton, and SE Indiana.
The project team represents women-led design, development and construction:
- Titan Real Estate Group CEO Jodi Funke – developer & contractor
- glaserworks Associate Sari Lehtinen, LEED AP – architect
The new 31 Garfield Place development focuses on its urban park context, offering a walkable lifestyle with access to the best shopping, dining, arts and entertainment that Downtown Cincinnati has to offer. Our concept for moderately-sized condominium units creates ownership opportunities to attract young professionals and their families to Downtown. The project will feature 1,600 square feet of office space, 200 square feet of community office space (that is free to access for minority-owned & woman-owned business enterprises), 20 market-rate condominiums, and a 14 space parking garage.
Jodi Funke says, “We really appreciate the City of Cincinnati selecting Titan for this high-profile opportunity. We’re also pleased to report the building’s prime office tenant is an out-of-state law firm relocating to our downtown.”
This project is an exciting opportunity to fill-in a missing piece of beautiful Garfield Park in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati. The new mixed-use building will serve as an anchor for Race Street corridor, and engages the historic urban park setting. The design complements its immediate historic neighbors: Doctors’ Building on Garfield Park (with its terracotta facades, strong vertical articulation, and street level storefront), and Groton Building (in stone and light brick) on Race Street. The glaserworks design incorporates light-colored masonry and vertically proportioned, projecting window bays with metal cladding. The recessed walls of the vertically stacked balconies are clad in green hues of glazed ceramic tile, pleasant to touch. Along Garfield Park, first floor garage screening with tree motifs designed by local artist Roy Robinson will incorporate metalwork and lighting. Similar visual language will be used in balcony metal railings and building detailing.
According to Sari Lehtinen, “Our goal is to be respectful to the historic context and to build elegant and comfortable homes near everything downtown Cincinnati has to offer. We are looking forward to working with our wonderful development and design team!”
- Glaserworks – Architecture and Design Lead
- Bayer Becker – Civil engineering
- Engineered Building Systems – MEP engineering
- Schaefer – Structural engineering
- Sol – LEED certification
Read the 2/15/2018 Business Courier article: “Woman-owned Firm to Develop Downtown Condo Project”