Saturday, June 19, 2004

Renovated complex wins national award

By Kevin Aldridge
The Cincinnati Enquirer

WALNUT HILLS - The newly renovated Alexandra apartment building - once a deteriorating eyesore at William Howard Taft Road and Gilbert Avenue - will receive the highest praise from the National Apartment Association next week.

The 100-year-old apartment complex will be awarded the 2004 Paragon Award for the best garden/townhouse pre-dating 1979. The award, to be presented during a ceremony in Las Vegas on June 26, is the highest honor bestowed by the National Apartment Association.

"This reaffirms the fact that the community knows what it has and that it's trying to save its best stuff," said Jim King, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation director.

Entries for the Paragon Award were judged by a group of architects, property owners and developers. Judges examined the development, project financing, property management services, financial operation and community impact.

The apartment building reopened last year after undergoing a $12.7million renovation and now provides 83 affordable apartments for senior citizens.


City rescue squads strained
Death raises fears for Maupin's safety
Fans feel right at home
Rude greeting for Wal-Mart
Handgun permits behind estimates

Renovated complex wins national award
Olympic trials lift economy
Kids take science apart during Camp Invention
Suits challenge charity care
Unwrap the trees; cicadas on way out
Journey not over today for Cincinnati State grad
Politicians put own spin on Ohio jobless numbers
Festival growing, but funds haven't
Best sweet potato pie? Try this
Malpractice reform bills designed to retain doctors
Interstate meters on ramps studied to ease bottlenecks
Superb 'Daughter' cast keeps old favorite fresh
Warren traffic tieups studied
Warthogs ride in, see sights, raise cash
Work to begin on Guard armory
Neighbors briefs
News briefs

Revival aims to spread racial peace
Art professionals to guide amateurs at park gathering

Glen Rieman, 75, top-selling realty agent
Karen Weiler, day-care owner

Physicians prefer Bunning to colleague
State Dems convene today
Another ex-inmate claims abuse
Iranian refugee sets self on fire
1,000-mile walker back home in Ky.
Kentucky news briefs