The first phase of a $120 million mixed-use project will be a high-end apartment community.
One Deerfield will be the centerpiece of The District at Deerfield, a development that will span 28 acres between Mason-Montgomery Road and Wilkens Boulevard in the growing township, according to Blue Ash-based Silverman & Company, which recently broke ground on the project.
Featuring 242 apartment homes in four, 4-story buildings, One Deerfield will include floor plans that range from approximately 590 to 1,600 square feet and units will be one-bedroom/one-bath with or without a den, or two-bedroom/two-bath with or without a den.
Community features for One Deerfield will include a wine-and-beer garden, fire pit, indoor and outdoor work space, resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen, fitness center with lounge, coffee bar, gaming lawn, two dog parks, a pet spa and an urban layout emphasizing walkability.
The first apartments at the complex should be available by fall 2019, according to Ryan Silverman, vice president of Silverman & Company.
The District is based on the idea of creating an integrated neighborhood featuring a business, residential, entertainment and social environment, Silverman said.
“Residents of One Deerfield will experience just that: one thriving community where they can shop, meet friends for a meal or drinks, walk their dogs or enjoy events in the forthcoming public square,” he said.
The 26,500-square-foot complex is slated to open by next summer.
District at Deerfield’s second phase will focus on 95,000 square feet of dining, shopping and entertainment space with 120 loft-style apartments, plus a 150-room hotel nearby.
Blue Ash-based OnSite Retail Group, which is overseeing the leasing for the retail/restaurant space, is “actively negotiating” deals with a variety of commercial tenants, according to Josh Rothstein, a retail specialist with the group.
That includes boutique retailers, chef-driven restaurants and entertainment options, he said.
“In curating the retail portion of this project, we’re developing an environment that replicates the fun, exclusive, and unique urban atmosphere found in (Cincinnati’s) Over-the-Rhine, but with the serenity, comfort and convenience this affluent suburb offers,” Rothstein said. “We’ll have an optimal mix of exciting retailers and hard-to-get-into bars and restaurants that Deerfield Twp. will surely enjoy, and one which many others all over Greater Cincinnati will happily travel to Deerfield Twp. for, making it the destination it’s always had the potential to be.”
A community park with ongoing programming will be a central feature of The District via a public-private partnership with Deerfield Twp.
Deerfield Twp. started construction Oct. 1 on an extension of Parkway Drive, which will run through The District at Deerfield, connecting Wilkens Boulevard to Mason-Montgomery Road.
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