Homearama 2020 will be open to the public Oct. 10 to Oct. 25 at Walworth Junction in Cincinnati’s East End and feature eight homes priced between $1.2 million and $1.6 million. All homes will have rooftop patios with views of the Ohio River. CONTRIBUTED

Cincinnati’s first Homerarama moved to October amid coronavirus pandemic

Typically held in June, Homearama will be open to the public Oct. 10 to Oct. 25 at Walworth Junction in the city’s East End and feature eight homes priced between $1.2 million and $1.6 million. All homes will have rooftop patios with views of the Ohio River. Six of the eight show homes have already been sold.

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This year’s Homearama will be the 57th and will be “a one-of-a-kind show” for several reasons, according to HBA Executive Director Dan Dressman.

“It will be the first show ever held within the city of Cincinnati, and the first infill home show developed from a reclaimed brownfield site,” Dressman said. “Additionally, this will be the first Homearama that features neo-traditional customized home designs, with river views.”

Traditionally held in the summer, the show was moved to fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Special health initiatives will be implemented at the show to ensure the safety of all attendees, Dressman said.

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A groundbreaking ceremony will be announced sometime this month for the site, which is located at Walworth Ave., just north of the intersection of Riverside Drive and Delta Ave.

Developed by East End Development, Walworth Junction will include 39 homes when completed. The site formerly served as the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Pendleton Yard and was declared a brownfield site by the EPA.

Over the past two years, the development team of Ralph Meierjohan and T.J. Ackermann removed the contaminated soils from the site. As a result of this investment of time and money, the East End has been able to reclaim a valuable part of its neighborhood, Dressman said.

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Builders participating in the show include Frazier Homes, JNB Custom Homes, Justin Doyle Homes and Wieland Builders at one home each and Redknot Homes and Sterling Homes constructing two homes each.

Visit www.CincyHomearama.com for more information.

Homearama originated in Southwest Ohio’s Springfield Twp. the Millbrook community in Finneytown. The original Homearama featured 16 homes with a variety of architectural styles.

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IF YOU GO

WHAT: Homearama 2020

WHERE: Walworth Junction, located at Walworth Ave., just north of the intersection of Riverside Drive and Delta Ave.

WHEN: Oct. 10 to Oct. 25

HOURS: 4 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; noon to 9 p.m. Friday to Sunday

MORE INFO: www.CincyHomearama.com

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