KeyMark

CH KeyMark LLC, a partnership between The College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (College Hill CURC) and 8K Development (8K), has closed on $9.5 million in financing to transform and reactivate the eastern side of 5900 Hamilton Avenue in College Hill. Purchased in 2017, the properties were fast tracked in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to add critically needed affordable housing units and density to the heart of the business district and also support the existing businesses during these trying times.

This development encompasses four buildings along Hamilton Avenue: 5906 (“The RuthEllen”), 5910 (“The Nameless White Building”), 5920 (“The Furniture Store”), and 6060 Hamilton Avenue (“The Mergard”). The project will transform those spaces to include 26 affordable housing units at The Mergard and The RuthEllen, including one built with ADA capabilities.

A total of five new businesses will be located in The Mergard, The Nameless White Building and the Furniture Store. In February 2021, the partnership announced Sleepy Bee (coming Summer 2022) as a tenant in The Furniture Store and the College Hill CURC’s new office space in The Mergard. Two more businesses have signed leases for this project and will be announced in the coming months. Additionally, 8K and the College Hill CURC will be announcing in the coming weeks a Request for Proposals to fill the final space. 

RuthEllen Progress

As of January 2022

Mergard Progress

As of January 2022

Furniture Store Progress

As of January 2022

White Building Progress

As of January 2022

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