Located in Union Township, Cincinnati’s Eastgate community is home to an established retail market as well as several large employers, including Total Quality Logistics. When a six-acre vacant site became available, MV Investment’s development team jumped at the chance to develop the site.
The result is The Union, a $36 million class-A multifamily development. The 190-unit development will offer a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 550 square feet up to 1,150 square feet. Miller Valentine Construction is serving as the general contractor.
MV Investment’s priority is to deliver a high-quality development that will outshine other residential options in the area. To that end, the team based its design and programming decisions on research and analysis of current and emerging trends. In addition to high-end finishes in their apartments, residents will have access to a co-working space, fitness center, dog spa and dog watching services, swimming pool, and outdoor recreation area with a fire pit and gas grills.
The project came together just as initial restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were put into place. The project team was forced to adapt to remote operations overnight, completing the entitlements, design, permitting, and closing almost 100 percent remotely. Despite pandemic-related supply-chain disruptions, the construction team has kept the project on track.
The project broke ground in September 2021. Work will be completed in two phases, with the first units ready to lease in spring 2023. Miller Valentine partnered with M+A Architects for design and McGill Smith Punshon Inc. for civil engineering services.