18 April 2019

Schwartz Jewelry Raffle for Derby Day 2019

Thanks to the generosity of Schwartz Jewelers, we will be continuing the Jewelry Raffle at this years Derby Day at Laurel Court! If you want a sneak peak at what you could win, take a look below!

14 karat white gold Diamond Fashion Ring with .36ct of Diamonds.

Retail Value- $1100 


14 karat white gold Swiss Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring with one 7.35 ct Blue Topaz and two Diamonds=.05 ct

Retail Value- $1000


18 karat white gold Diamond Fashion Earrings with .27 ct of Diamonds

Retail Value- $1200



14 karat yellow gold Diamond Curved Bar Necklace with .33 ct of Diamonds

Retail Value- $1100


14 karat white gold Diamonds By The Yard Necklace with 1.00 ct of Diamonds

Retail Value- $1250



6 March 2018

District 5 Relocation Survey

Have you heard that District 5 may be moving to College Hill? Currently, the College Hill Plaza is one of the top choices for the future District 5 Headquarters. We’d love to hear your feedback. Be sure to check out the cities current proposals online (click here).


Then take our brief online survey below. Thank you for your feedback!

23 June 2017

Derby Day 2017 Sponsors

Always Dreaming was more than just this years Kentucky Derby Winner, it has also been our foundation for success at CHCURC. Thanks to the support of the College Hill Community, our extremely dedicated board, and many sponsors we have been able to begin the transformation of the College Hill Business District.

This year, our Derby Day Committee’s hard work paid off more than ever. We are very excited to share that this years’ Derby Day was the most successful Derby Day since it began seven years ago. Our team would like to thank all of our sponsors who made this years event possible. If it weren’t for the passion of our team and the dedication of our community, we would not be able to transform College Hill.

Did you miss this years Derby Day? Check out all of the exciting photo’s on our Facebook page.



  • KMK Law PLL
  • Twin Towers Life Enriching Communities
  • Brand Bank &Trust
  • Schwartz Jewelers
  • First Financial Bank


  • Comey & Shepherd Realtors
  • College Hill Coffee Co. & Casual Gourmet
  • New York Life
  • PNC Bank
  • College Hill Investment Collaborative


  • KEMBA Credit Union Inc.
  • Cappel’s
  • Ohio Living Llanfair


  • Carolyn Royalty and Drew Asimus
  • Foundation Bank
  • Silk Road Textiles
  • Morgan Stanley
  • ePrintworks
  • Inspire Salon & Boutique
  • CAI Insurance




  • Larry and Judy Moyer of Historic Laurel Court


  • The Boston Beer Co.


  • Harmony AV Consulting LLC
  • Ohio Living Llanfair
  • Academy Rentals
  • All Occasions Rentals
  • Burnet Ridge Winery
  • The Forum


  • Gaslight Gourmet Cookies
  • Harp of Hope
  • Ohio Valley Distributors
  • Red Rose Jems Pizzeria
  • Marty’s Hops & Vines
  • Rhinegeist


  • Madison’s at Findlay Market
26 December 2016

CHCURC 2016 Annual Report

CHCURC Annual Report

It’s been a busy year for CHCURC filled with many successes. Thanks to the help of our volunteers, dedication, and community dedication we have been able to move forward on many crucial projects to help improve the College Hill Business District.

Thanks to you, we have made major progress on the following projects:

  • Marlowe Court
  • College Hill Station
  • Facade Improvement
  • Community Involvement

To see our full year in review, check out our annual report online here. 

Additionally, you can attend our annual dinner to learn about CHCURC’s 2017 Goals. 

1 December 2016

College Hill Retail Marketing Strategy

urban fast forward pictureAre you looking to expand your business? Are you curious to see if College Hill is a strong fit for your business? Earlier this year, CHCURC partnered with Urban Fast Forward, Cincinnati’s leading urban development and retail district revitalization firm.

College Hill is already the fourth largest neighborhood in Cincinnati. With the addition of Marlowe Court and College Hill Station bringing over 200 apartments in the heart of the business district, we believe that now is the time to invest in College Hill.

After compiling information from local government resources, census data, canvassing the business district, and community forums, Urban Fast Forward created a strong blueprint for the future of the College Hill Business District. While our business district is already home to many successful businesses, this study reaffirms the strong desire and space available for new businesses.

Key Retail Market Study Takeaways:

  • College Hill has a population of over 14,000 individuals. This population is diverse in many ways including economic, race, and age.
  • The College Hill business district is over 6 blocks long with plenty of room available for new businesses.
  • Marlowe Court and College Hill Station will bring over 200 new apartments in the heart of the  northern and  middle  areas of the business district.
  • The most desired businesses include grocery stores, produce, ice cream/dessert, bakery, entertainment venues, and professional services.
  • Throughout the business district, there are many parking lots available for staff and customers. CHCURC is currently improving the western and eastern mid-businesses parking lots.

You can read the complete Retail Market Study online. 

For further questions and inquiries, please contact Seth Walsh at (513) 681-1551 or seth.walsh@chcurc.com

2 September 2016

Marlowe Court Development Plans

What an exciting week it’s been in College Hill! As the Marlowe Court development moves forward, we want to make sure that the College Hill Community see’s the latest developments on this $11.1 Million Project. If you have any questions regarding the development, feel free to Contact Us!

Marlowe Court Facts

  • $11.16 Million Development funded by private/public relationships
    • 9% Funded by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits issued by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency
    • Huntington National Bank will provide a construction loan and is the Federal Home Loan Bank Member
    • Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati has provided an Affordable Housing Program Grant
    • City of Cincinnati has invested HOME Funds
    • CHCURC & Episcopal Retirement Services have invested their own equity into the project
  • 5,000 SQ Feet in First Floor Retail
  • 53 Affordable Senior Housing Apartments
    • 22 of the units are 1 bedroom with 668 Square Footage
    • 31 of the units are 2 bedrooms with 899 Square Footage
    • All units are LEED Silver or higher.
    • Community fitness center, picnic area, clinic space, and lounge area are provided for all who live in Marlowe Court
  • This development was made possible thanks to a great partnership between Episcopal Retirement Services and The Model Group.


Marlowe Court Renderings


The Latest Rendering of Marlowe Court Exterior (as of July 14th, 2016)

Marlowe Court Elevation


Beautiful view of how Marlowe Court will enhance Hamilton Avenue

marlowe court renderings


Site plan for Marlowe Court – including the Drop Off, Patio, and Resident Entry Point

Marlowe Court Site Plan


Floor Plan for the Apartments
Marlowe Court Apartment Plans


Living in Marlowe Court

If you or someone you know is interested in moving into Marlowe Court have them contact Affordable Living Office directly at (513) 979-2251 or email me at Katherine Finley at kfinley@erslife.org

16 August 2016

2016 Blues & Brews 5K

5K Blues & Brews Run


Blues & Brews 5K Information

The annual College Hill 5K is here again! This time it’s under a slightly different name. The Blues & Brews 5K is the natural growth to the previously named Rhythm Race.

This year, things will be pretty similar – but just a little bit bigger. Instead of holding our after party in the Parking Lot behind our businesses, we will be celebrating at the future site of College Hill Station! With the bigger space comes bigger celebrations. There will be blues music, bluegrass music, games for kids, food trucks, food served by our local restaurants, and delicious craft and domestic beer.

Join us on September 17th at 6:00pm. Whether you’re running, walking, or cheering on your favorite runner, it’s going to be a great time!

Registration & Sponsorship Information

Individual Runners (no t-shirt) – $25

Individual Runners (with a t-shirt) – $30

Day of Registration – $35

Individuals in a Team of 20 or more – $20 (Mail registration only!)

Please mail in all registration forms one week before the race (September 10th). Online registrations are available to all individual runners and can be turned in before September 14th.

B&B Registration Form 2016

B&B Sponsorship Brochure 2016

B&B Community Flyer 2016


RSVP On Facebook

11 August 2016

Gershom Grove – CiTiRAMA Update

We’re one month out to the ribbon cutting of CiTiRAMA in College Hill! We can’t wait for out latest development, Gershom Grove to open up right here in College Hill. Between September 10th and 18th stop by the newest housing development in College Hill! Whether you’re looking to buy one of the 37 new lots or simply explore the new developments in College Hill, this page has all the information you need!

CiTiRAMA 2016 Fun Facts

  • Gershom Grove is named after the one of the first College Hill Residents and Property Owners, Gershom Gard.
  • This is the second CiTiRAMA to be held in College Hill, the first being in 2014, Witherby Meadows.
  • All homes in the development will be part of the “Special Assessment District”. This gives a 20 year tax abatement on all improvements to the houses. The Special Assessment is estimated to be 50% of the regular taxes on a $200,000 improvement (per home). Payments will be due 24 months after bonds are placed.

Show Details

Dates & Hours:

  • Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 18
  • Monday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday Noon – 9:00 p.m.
  • No admittance after 8:00 p.m.


  • $10.00 at the gate or $8.00 at area Kroger stores.
  • AAA members can purchase discount tickets for $8.00 by showing their AA cards at the gate.
  • Discount tickets can be purchased online here.
  • Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.

Other important information:

  • Your ticket includes on site parking.
  • Concessions  will be available onsite.
  • Restrooms are available on site.
  • No strollers, wagons or child backpacks with metal frames are permitted in show homes.
  • No pets, with the exception of service animals, are permitted within the show site.
  • Please be aware that the homes being shown in the CiTiRAMA® home show are not handicap accessible.  The homes are privately owned, built for general marketing and resale purposes to the general public.  Therefore, they are not required to be, nor are they equipped for handicap accessibility, nor have they been constructed to meet other physical challenges. Only the handicap parking area, public restrooms, and concessions are handicap accessible. The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati wants to encourage those who cannot attend CiTiRAMA® to visit the homes personally, because of physical challenges, to review them on our website.
  • You can purchase your tickets online at www.cincybuilders.com/2016-citiramareg-ticketing.html



gershom grove layout

360° CiTiRAMA Site

CiTiRAMA Property Updates

Check out the detailed floor plans, current construction picture, and final renderings for the different styled houses!

Floor Layout Final Rendering Current Progress
Brookstone Floor Layout brookstone final rendering brookstone construction update
Drees Floor Layout drees finished rendering drees unfinished
Moranda Floor Layout Citirama Moranda Potterhill Unfinished
Potterhill Floor Layout Citirama Potterhill moranda construction update

CiTiRAMA 2016 Important Dates

Event Date Time
Show Dates September 10th – 18th Monday – Thursday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday – Sunday, Noon – 9:00pm
Ribbon Cutting/Media Day Wednesday, September 7th 10:30am
Preview Party Friday, September 9th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Realtor Day Tuesday, September 13th 11:30am – 1:30pm
College Hill Community Day Friday, September 16th Noon – 9:00pm
City of Cincinnati Employees Day Saturday, September 17th Noon – 9:00pm

Thank you to the Home Builders Association for making CiTiRAMA 2016 Possible! home builders association logo

22 July 2016

Back to School Celebration!

back to school flyer


It’s that special time of the year – summer is ending, the weather is cooling down, and some of our kids will be leaving their nest for the first time. Going back to school can be a tough experience, so we at CHCURC want to make it fun!

This year is our first ever Back to School Celebration! We are going to have a family friendly event full of games, food, live music, and tons of fun!

Join us on August 20th at 6:00pm at 5921 Hamilton Ave, the lot right next to the Doll House building.

We are extremely excited to be joined by two great music genre’s: we’ll have original songs & fiddle music by Dave Hawkins. Afterwards, the College Hill Gospel Choirs will be closing up the evening for everyone to enjoy!

As with every great event, there will be delicious food truck meals this time provided by C Dog’s Hot Dog Cart. Additionally, beer on tap will be provided by Listermann’s Brewing Company!

We can’t wait to see you there!

6 July 2016

College Hill Marketing Study

Why do you love College Hill? What do you think College Hill needs?

CHCURC is performing an analysis of College Hill to help learn what our residents, business owners, and supporters want to see coming up in our neighborhood. We’re looking at planning new events, recruiting new businesses, and sharing our news far and wide. With your voice, we will be able to plan events that you would attend and bring businesses that you think our neighborhood needs.

The survey is very brief, only 10 questions long, but your voice is invaluable. Help us #DiscoverCollegeHill

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYPWLJP