8TH and Main Condominiums
glaserworks and John Senhauser Architects designed a new condominium building at the south-west corner of the intersection of Eighth Street and Main Street in downtown Cincinnati. The project was located in the Main Street Historic District, along the streetcar line, in a commercial district that is gaining momentum and vibrancy. The project proposed to remove an existing masonry warehouse building from the late 1800’s and newer storefront structures, and replace them with a 13-story condominium building, with street level commercial storefronts and above-grade parking.
The exterior design of the building followed the historic guidelines, and uses materials that are compatible with the historic district. The proposed building included glass storefronts within a masonry base along the street, facades with two-story articulation, window openings expressing the associated residential spaces, and a strong vertical emphasis at the corner.
The building floor plates could be divided into different configurations of up to four units per floor. A rooftop amenity is planned for the thirteenth floor. The generously sized, open main living spaces of the residential units were oriented to downtown views by means of large windows and balconies.
The project aimed to strengthen the Main Street district by increasing its economic vitality and visual energy as an owner-occupied building with high quality architecture.