Formerly Underutilized Hamilton Property Reimagined

May 21, 2019 | News, Newsletter

Jordan Schotz
City of Hamilton Economic Development Department

 

The Davis, a century old building at the corner of Main and D Streets in downtown Hamilton, has recently been reactivated after a $1.8+ million renovation. This project began in early 2017, when the building had only one tenant and sat largely empty. Now, the building’s commercial spaces are fully occupied and twelve new residential units have been created on the second and third floors. Because The Davis is located in the heart of the historic Main Street Business District, the impact of additional foot traffic created by the new apartments and street-level small businesses will be felt throughout the district.

Two Little Buds, a florist which sources its flowers locally, opened in spring 2018 in the back section of the building. In January 2019, The Village Ice Cream Parlor, based out of Lebanon, Ohio, opened a new location in the front portion of the building. Finally, on April 13, Scripted Studio opened its doors. Scripted Studio owner and founder, Carrie O’Neal, is a boutique stationery designer, printer, & retailer. Along with established tenant Hughes Pharmacy, these businesses fill all of the first floor commercial space in the building.

On the second and third floors of the building, a total of twelve apartment units have been redeveloped. These apartments vary in size from approximately 634 square feet to just over 900 square feet and are now available for lease. Each unit offers unique historic charm with fully updated, modern amenities, and will help to fill the need for high-quality, market-rate housing within the historic Main Street Business District.

The City of Hamilton has welcomed more than 60 new small businesses since 2014, and 30 of those have been in the Main Street Business District. The energy and investment in this critical district has completely transformed it in the course of just a few years, highlighting the good that can come from the shared vision and combined effort of entrepreneurs, local leaders, and residents.

 

2019 Annual Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development. Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized statewide!

A panel of judges will assess the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony during the OEDA Annual Summit to be held October 16-18 at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown. All award finalists and winners will be notified prior to the Annual Summit so as to make appropriate arrangements.

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Groundbreaking Celebration in Chillicothe

Ninety percent of the Kenworth Class-8 global truck volume is built in Chillicothe, Ohio!

On April 24, 2019, the community celebrated the groundbreaking for a new paint facility that will improve efficiency and preserve the quality of The World’s Best Truck.  The project represents $140 million in capital investment and will bring 100 new, great paying jobs to Ross County upon its completion in 2021.  The Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which opened in 1974, currently employs more than 2300 people.  In addition to the new paint facility, a $30 million robotic cab assembly system will be installed this summer.

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