Mayor Michael B. Coleman today joined Homeport President and CEO Amy Klaben, City Councilmember Hearcel Craig and Near East Side residents to unveil the NoBo on Long Condominiums. The nine townhome condominiums, located at the corner of E. Long Street and N. 21st Street, were constructed with funds from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
“When we launched the revitalization of this neighborhood seven years ago, it was anchored to a vision, and that vision is now a reality,” Mayor Coleman said. “This neighborhood is now alive with residential developments like the one we celebrate today. I thank Homeport, the National Stabilization Program and the businesses and residents of this neighborhood for partnering with us on this important effort.”
Two buildings are newly constructed and contain seven homes. Another building was renovated and contains two additional townhomes. Square footage of the homes range from 925 to 1,660 square feet and meet the Enterprise Green Communities standards. The one, two and three-bedroom units were designed by Sullivan-Bruck Architects and constructed by CEQART construction. Homeport, formerly Columbus Housing Partnership, has already received a steady stream of interest on the condominiums even though formal marketing has not yet started. Condominium prices range from $110,000 to $160,000 and are available to income-qualified buyers.
“We are building on the success that we have had in our North of Broad neighborhood bringing more than 30 families to N. 21st Street and the neighborhood,” Klaben said. “These condominiums are in response to feedback we received from potential buyers looking for more homeownership options. With the support of the Mayor and the City Council, Homeport is helping to build a vibrant community in the King Lincoln District.”
The NOBO on Long Condominiums serve as an anchor to revitalization efforts on 21st street in the King-Lincoln District where other properties were constructed with NSP funds.
“The momentum of near east side development continues with these high quality condos that expand the housing options in this area,” said Councilmember Hearcel F. Craig, chair of the Health, Housing and Human Services Committee. “This project puts crucial NSP funds to work in an area that can immediately benefit from the investment.”