Hamilton’s former Ohio Casualty building has new life: What’s going on each floor?

Life has returned to the former Ohio Casualty complex, which once housed more than 1,000 insurance employees but went into a long-term shutdown July 23, 2010, when the last employees moved out, leaving for Liberty Mutual Group offices in Fairfield.

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Last week’s move by 33 students at Miami University Hamilton was the latest step for the project, now called Third + Dayton.

What else is going inside? Here’s a look floor by floor:

Floors 1 through 5: To be determined. The spaces may be used for offices, more housing, even a hotel, with spaces for shops that face the street another possibility.

6th Floor: Will have 26 one-bedroom apartments for the Work + program, with full kitchens, housing 52 students.

7th Floor: Has 16 two-bedroom apartments, each with two beds per apartment, for Miami University's English-immersion program. By Miami's second semester, 64 students could be living there.

8th Floor: Will soon have market-rate apartments available to the general public, featuring great views of the city. There will be 24 one-bedroom apartments and 4 two-bedroom units. Those should be available around the end of the year.

Also up for sale or lease is a four-story building across the street with four levels of 20,000 square feet.

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