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Luxury Apartments Project Open To Renters

Date: Dec. 10, 2001
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By Dottie Stover
Archive: General News

The rainy evening didn't dampen the Dec. 6 dedication of a new $4 million neighborhood development project in Corryville. The managers and developers of the new Bellevue Gardens Apartments held an open house and guided tours of the neighborhood revitalization project designed by the University of Cincinnati, UC Medical Center, Cincinnati Department of Neighborhood Services and the Corryville Community Council. Property Manager Janice Johnson talks with Dale McGirr, UC vice president of finance and president of the Bellevue Gardens Association

Bellevue Gardens Apartments are located directly across from the UC Medical Center, between Highland and Eden Avenues on Martin Luther King Drive. John Hutton, dean of the College of Medicine, said it's hoped the new housing - within walking distance of the medical center - will have medical students and residents as tenants who will eventually choose Cincinnati as a permanent place to live and work.

The first apartment building, which holds 20 apartments, was completed in July. The work on the second 20-unit building was finished in Oct. Each apartment has wall-to-all carpeting, fully equipped kitchen and intercom-controlled access. Bellevue Gardens

The luxury apartments offer six layouts ranging from a one-bedroom studio apartment to a three-bedroom apartment with 1,125 square feet. Prices start at $600 per month and range up to $900 per month, with garage parking space costing $50 per month. Luke Johnson, one of the property managers, said 17 of the 40 units are now rented, including all of the single bedroom apartments. Johnson says their goal is to have the apartments filled with tenants by summer.

The project, which is the largest new housing development in Corryville, is one example of how UC is a dedicated neighbor that works to revitalize the community around the campus. Dale McGirr, UC vice president of finance and president of the Bellevue Gardens Association, said the partnership project between the community, businesses and institutions in the Uptown was conceived four-and-a-half years ago, with construction taking one-and-a-half years. "This is another bright day in Corryville," said McGirr. Mary Foote, project manager for the City of Cincinnati Department of Neighborhood Services, and Ethel Cogan (CDNS) tour the apartments

Cincinnati Vice Mayor Alicia Reece, in her first official appearance as vice mayor, had high praise for the project. "We are very excited about projects like Bellevue Gardens that re-energize the city of Cincinnati. The location is excellent at a time when we're talking about keeping doctors here, and it's just the beginning of the revitalization of this neighborhood."

For information about apartment rentals, call the Bellevue Gardens Apartments leasing office toll-free at (877) 291-2435.

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