Bracket Village balances historic and new construction to provide urban apartments in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine (OTR) neighborhood. Bracket Village is not one building, but several which were inserted into the existing urban fabric. There is a community playground and parking internal to the block (created by the street grid). The new facades fit naturally into the historic context.
OTR is an inner city neighborhood distinguished by densely-packed Italianate buildings erected in the late 19th Century. These buildings usually have brick facades, limestone lintels, and ornate cornices. Many of these buildings contained commercial uses on the first floor and residential above.