Bayer Becker continues to strengthen our long history of working to increase affordable housing communities throughout Cincinnati's urban neighborhoods with Roselawn Gardens. This development is a transformational project for the community, replacing a former vacant and blighted commercial structure and revitalizing the high-visibility site within the neighborhood. It offers much needed affordable housing for seniors over 55 years of age. The four story facility offers residents 50 energy-efficient independent apartments with first floor community space.
The topography of the exisiting site posed a challenge to the accessibility needs of a senior lving community. The design team took careful consideration of the significant elevation changes from north to south, and collaborated in the design of two-tiered parking lot and visitor drop-off area, helping to mitigate earthwork costs and ensuring the safety and convenience of residents, visitors, and staff. The urban neighborhood posed an additional challenge. Several large utility mains run through the site. The site design team was able to creatively navigate around these without major complications.
This project brought the neighborhood's vision to life through a number of funding sources, including Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and Low Income Tax Credits. The project also received LEED Silver certification.