Fresh Construction Breathes New Life Into East Price Hill's Incline District
Cincinnati native, Kim Knoppe, returned to his hometown in East Price Hill and. found that "what that area needed was single family new home construction, something that would lift up the entire neighborhood." He said, "Young people get good jobs and they move out of Price Hill. And, they would live to be there with family and friends. So, hopefully, they'll be attracted to this type of housing as well." Knoppe said he feels a little like Don Quixote. He "read the book, saw the opera" and he. said "it takes that kind of risk sometimes to turn the table."
The new construction on Hawthorne is just the beginning of the many projects he has planned for the Incline District. Knoppe said, "All the homes will be within eight blocks of each other, creating a wonderful single family community complete with parks, theatres, five star review restaurants, coffee and ice cream shops - everything you might need."
The new construction includes:
A gated community at Price and Mt. Hope Avenues which will included eight, single family homes, rear-loaded two car garages, wood and beam ceilings, and some having roof top terraces;
Ten, single family, three floor new builds at the end of Grand Avenue in Cityscape, which will include wood & beam ceilings & roof top terraces;
Two, three story condo building with elevators and roof top terraces with an overview of the city and Ohio River at the end of Grand Avenue;
A 2700 sqft, single family on West Eighth near the Incline Public House which includes three bedrooms, two baths, wood and beam ceilings, elevator and roof top terrace with an overview of the city and the Ohio River.
Autumnwood Homes to Improve the Community of Sedamsville
Kim Knoppe, a local developer doing business as Autumnwood Homes, has acquired the Sedamsville land holdings of Ray Brown.
Brown has spent a career accumulating choice properties with the intention of dramatically improving the area. He said that "numerous developers have approached me to buy my land, but because Kim shares my vision for the Sedamsville community, I am comfortable passing the baton to him."
Knoppe, who has known of and respected Brown for years, says "the timing is perfect to create a "River Bend" corridor that allows carefully placed homes to capture magnificent river and city views that only the west side offers". Brown will now concentrate on managing his many other enterprises.
Knoppe was born in East Price Hill, attended Elder High School and Xavier University and currently lives in the Incline District. His life dream is to revitalize the neighborhood where he grew up and now lives. Mayor John Cranley, whoo had been instrumental in the early development of the Incline District said, "Kim's acquisition and vision will dramatically change the landscape of the west side corridor." Including this acquisition, Knoppe has accumulated 150 lots.
Knoppe intends to construct three story, sing family homes with attached two car garages. All homes will include open foyers and at least three bedrooms and two and a half baths. Most of the properties have city and river views along the west riverside corridor
"Honor the past - celebrate the future" is Autumnwood Homes' mission. Knoppe want to honor the past by building new homes that are compatible in size and shape with their historic surroundings and to celebrate the future by building new homes with a broader range of price levels, bringing people of diverse ages and incomes into daily interaction, and strengthening the personal and civic bonds that are essentials to an authentic community