KTGY Architecture + Planning revealed details behind the design of Artistry Cincinnati, a 344-unit mixed-use development along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. Developed by Milhaus, the seven-story building at 601 E. Pete Rose Way is currently under construction, with delivery scheduled for late 2021.
The property’s contemporary exterior features a mix of materials, including perforated metal that doubles as railings for Artistry’s recessed unit balconies. Other notable elements include a metal tube canopy system that adds sculptural depth to the community’s exterior along the riverfront; a metal-clad bridge located on the second level of the building to create a two-story amenity connection that allows residents to move freely from one courtyard space to another without going outside; and a 2,500-square-foot outdoor gallery between the two courtyards that will feature large-scale installations by local artists, providing a backdrop for resident and community programming like that offered at Milhaus’ existing Artistry community in Indianapolis.
Art influences are also front and center in the community’s amenity spaces, which include a fully equipped maker’s room intended for painting, woodworking and other creative pursuits. Residents will also find art displayed in the building’s main lobby. A second-floor amenity space overlooking the two-story entrance offers direct access to the exterior courtyard. All three spaces will be used for resident programming and occasional public events such as First Friday at Artistry.
Residents of Artistry’s apartments, which include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, also have access to a rooftop pool and aqua lounge, two-story fitness center, yoga studio, indoor and outdoor coworking spaces, pet spa, community garden and secure bike storage. In addition, the development includes 390 parking spaces and 8,000 square feet of commercial space that will further activate the northeast corner of the building, adjacent to Cincinnati’s famed Purple People Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that connects Newport, Ky., to downtown Cincinnati across the Ohio River.
“Artistry is really an incredible project,” said Jake Dietrich, vice president of development at Milhaus. “Not only is it a much-awaited solution to a challenging site, but it’s also an art-focused, institutional-size project in an opportunity zone, making it a dynamic type of investment.”
In addition to enjoying immediate access to the Ohio River Trail, Artistry residents will be close to retail, restaurant and entertainment destinations, including the Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium and The Banks, as well as jobs in the central business district.