Historic College Hill building revived for affordable housing

CINCINNATI — A residential building more than a century old in College Hill is having its facade torn down so it can be brought back to its full, historic glory.

The College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CHCURC) and 8K Construction have formed a partnership called CH KeyMark LLC to restore the RuthEllen and three other vacant buildings along Hamilton Avenue. The partnership recently closed $9.5 million in financing to bring five commercial spaces and 26 affordable housing units.