Traditions Building Group breaks ground on new College Hill community

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By Abby Miller – Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier

One of the region’s largest homebuilders has broken ground on a new residential development in the booming College Hill neighborhood.

Traditions Building Group is developing Station Court, a residential community located at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road in College Hill. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Aug. 16 with Traditions Building Group, city of Cincinnati leaders and College Hill community leaders and residents present.

The neighborhood will include 31 detached residences as a part of Tradition’s City Series communities, which are all located in historic, walkable urban neighborhoods throughout Cincinnati. The homes boast modern, distinctive architecture; a 15-year LEED Silver Tax Abatement from the city; customizable interiors; private decks; and two-car attached garages, according to a news release.

The homes will start in the upper $500,000s and will range from two to three bedrooms, and two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half-baths. There will be several floor plan options, and homes will start at 2,000 square feet.

Station Court will build off College Hill’s growing momentum while also offering some of its own amenities. There will be a community park and walkable streetscape, all within reach of College Hill’s shopping and entertainment district. Food and drink options – like the recently opened Luminary by La Terza and James Beard semifinalist Kiki – are down the street on Hamilton Avenue.

Station Court will add to the mounting number of living options in College Hill. HaNoBe apartments is one of the most recent additions, and Station Court residences will share some amenities with the apartment community. The fitness center, dog park, meeting alcoves and reservable community room with an outdoor terrace will all be shared.

View along North Bend Road
Overhead View

There will also be a community homeowners association that will care for multiple outdoor areas.

Doug Hinger, president of Traditions, said the homebuilder has been working on this site for six years, and soon Station Court residents will finally be able to add to the energy in College Hill.

“Hamilton Avenue in College Hill has become one of the most dynamic and exciting neighborhood shopping and entertainment districts in the city,” Hinger said in a release. “College Hill isn’t emerging … College Hill has arrived.”

Station Court will be the seventh City Series community built by Traditions. Previously City Series communities include Sanctuary Court in East Walnut Hills, Merrimac Square in Evanston, Fergus Street in Northside, Wyoming in the Village, Gold Street in Hyde Park/O’Bryonville and Cleinview in East Walnut Hills.

Traditions is the 13th-largest homebuilder in Greater Cincinnati, according to Business Courier research. Its 2021 local revenue totaled about $10.5 million, with 25 local housing starts.

Tradition’s community sales manager, Lori Roll, will be handling sales at Station Court.

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Rivers Pointe: Amazing Amenities Coming to Life (VIDEO)

Construction is underway for the much-anticipated RIVERWORKS Club House and amenity center! Pickleball courts, bocce, corn hole, large pool, kids pool + splash, massive fire pit, adult swings, large, covered porches, fitness room…it will all be here. RIVERWORKS will be an epicenter of the community where residents and neighbors can gather often and enjoy.

Watch the video to see the latest updates and learn more about the amazing amenities at Rivers Pointe Estates. Come explore it with us.

This soon-to-be community hub builds upon the existing network of extensive community features that are designed to encourage a vibrant, healthy, and active lifestyle:

  • 20% preserved green space
  • Over six (6) miles of trails to run, bike, or hike
  • Park-like setting with river views, open spaces, and wooded hills
  • Rivers Pointe Stables

Traditions Building Group is currently building a thoughtfully designed and highly walkable village of single-family Village Homes (from the $600s) and innovative Courtyard Townhomes (from the $500s) ideally located adjacent to the RIVERWORKS Club and Village Green gathering space. Residents will be just steps away from the civic heart of the community, where friends and families meet, play and dine.

The village at Rivers Pointe is thoughtfully designed with a classic neighborhood feel and focus on connectivity and welcomes residents with tree-lined streets, corner parks, winding sidewalks, and lush landscaping.

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Model townhome opens in $1 billion Northern Kentucky neighborhood: PHOTOS

By Abby Miller  –  Senior staff reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier

A Cincinnati homebuilder has added to the growing list of model homes at Rivers Pointe Estates, the master-planned $1 billion residential community in Hebron.

Traditions Building Group held a grand opening for its model courtyard townhome Sept. 22. The model is a part of the Village at Rivers Pointe, the front-most part of the 400-acre residential community. Like the rest of the sprawling development, the focus of the Village at Rivers Pointe and its home offerings is walkability and giving residents an “immersive experience.”

“It’s all about connecting people into the community,” said Doug Hinger, president of Traditions.

There will be 43 courtyard townhomes at the Village at Rivers Pointe once construction is complete, Hinger said. There are three townhomes in each building, but five total floor plans that will be available across the buildings.

To get a look at the model courtyard townhome, flip through the photo gallery here

The five townhome designs are branded as “the Courtyard Townhomes Collection,” with each offering a different price point and features. Some offerings include study nooks or complete studies, while others have lofts and bonus rooms. All the townhomes have their own outdoor space, and the first floor of each townhome features an open floor plan between the living room, kitchen and breakfast space.

None of the townhomes have basements, but Hinger said that helps keep the price more affordable. Pricing for the townhome units start at $519,000 with the Lennox design and are capped at $629,900.

Traditions was the designer of all the townhomes and floor plans. Staging for the model was done by Interiors by Julie Bell and Associates.

The model courtyard townhome showcases the Hoxton, Broadmoor and Lennox floor plans. The Hoxton and Broadmoor each have three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. The Lennox has two bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms.

The Broadmoor, which is the center unit in the model, also features the largest outdoor space – something Hinger believes many homeowners want right now after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Often times in townhomes, the middle is the least desirable,” Hinger said. “We flipped the script with this.”

With such an emphasis on a pedestrian-oriented experience, having outdoor spaces at the Village at Rivers Pointe where people can connect was important to Traditions. Parks will cut down the middle of sections of the village where the townhomes are to allow for outdoor gatherings.

Additionally, Hinger said he likes to think of the courtyards at the townhomes as “outdoor rooms.” At the Broadmoor, the center courtyard has a gate at the very front so owners could have their friends easily come over to spend time outside.

All the townhomes feature a two-car attached garage with alleyway access. Hinger said that neotraditional design element helps center the neighborhood around pedestrians rather than vehicles.

The Village at Rivers Pointe will be home to the commercial space in the residential community. The townhomes will offer proximity to those businesses – which developer Toebben Cos. hopes will include a coffee shop, brewery and spa – along with community greenspace and RIVERWORKS, the community’s amenity center.

Traditions has been a homebuilding giant in the Greater Cincinnati area for more than 40 years, but it’s never stepped foot into Northern Kentucky until now. Hinger said his company is known for building neighborhoods. For Traditions, working on Rivers Pointe offers the opportunity to build something outside the scope of a traditional subdivision.

“Our aim is to do something different,” Hinger said of the Rivers Pointe community as a whole.

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Traditions receives 19th annual Avid Diamond Award

Traditions Building Group Named No. 1 Small Volume Home Builder for Customer Experience in The United States for a Third Time

CINCINNATI, OHIO, May 19, 2022: Cincinnati-based Traditions Building Group has been recognized for a third time as the No.1 Small Volume Home Builder in the United States for outstanding customer experience and is the recipient of the 19th ANNUAL AVID DIAMOND AWARD™ by Avid® Ratings, Inc., the nation’s leading evaluator of homebuilder performance.

The Avid Awards are regarded as a trusted benchmark of customer service performance in the homebuilding industry and is the largest awards program in North America recognizing customer satisfaction in homebuilding. The AVID DIAMOND AWARD™ acknowledges builders with the highest scores in the nation on the New Home Move In Experience™ Survey, which is based on homeowners’ purchasing experiences and taken from their first 90 days in the home.

This year’s program had 437 qualifying builders from all over the United States and Canada. Award winners are chosen based on results received from some of the largest publicly traded NYSE/NASDAQ builders, North America’s largest private builders, and hundreds of small volume and custom builders from coast to coast.

This is the fifth top-level Avid Award Traditions Building Group has received. In 2017 and 2015, they were the recipient of the AVID DIAMOND AWARD™ and named the No. 1 Small Custom Home Builder in the country for outstanding customer experience. In 2016 and 2014, the company received the AVID GOLD AWARD™ and was named the No.1 Small Custom Home Builder in the North Central region of the United States.

“We’re very proud of winning the AVID DIAMOND AWARD™ for a third time,” said Doug Hinger, President of Traditions Building Group. “It’s a testament to our team’s ability to satisfy our clients, and reflects on the many people, including our trade partners, who work every day to create a positive experience throughout all aspects of the process and deliver the best home possible.”

“The Avid Award is a great tribute to our team of dedicated builders, designers and sales professionals,” says Tom Humes, President of Traditions Building & Development Group. “The most rewarding part of this award, however, is that our customers have enjoyed the building experience with us.”

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$150 million Dorothy Lane Market-anchored project lands key approval

By Tom Demeropolis  –  Senior staff reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier

Mason Planning Commission unanimously approved Traditions Building & Development Group and Western Row Land Developers’ concept plan for a mixed-use development at the corner of Mason-Montgomery and Western Row roads, land that was formerly the Western Row Golf Course.

The planned $150 million development anchored by a Dorothy Lane Market in Mason received a key approval Tuesday night.

Mason Planning Commission unanimously approved Traditions Building & Development Group and Western Row Land Developers’ concept plan for a mixed-use development at the corner of Mason-Montgomery and Western Row roads, land that was formerly the Western Row Golf Course. There, developers plan to build a 70-acre development will include 80,000 square feet specialty retail and restaurants, a boutique hotel and about 120 residential units. Plus, the city of Mason is planning to use 27 acres for an adjacent business park.

The development is one of the Business Courier’s 20 projects to watch in 2022.

Tom Humes, president of Traditions Group and project co-developer, said the still unnamed development will be unique in the Greater Cincinnati market.

“This will be a very upscale, high-quality project with a great mix of uses,” Humes told me.

Dorothy Lane Market is still working on designs for its first store in the Greater Cincinnati market, but Humes said he has seen early looks at the design and “it’s a wow.”

“People will be very excited when they see it,” Humes said.

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20 Projects to Watch- The Courier’s Picks for the projects set to reshape the region in 2022

By Tom Demeropolis  –  Managing editor, Cincinnati Business Courier

As supply chain issues, a historic labor crunch and the pandemic throw up roadblocks in the face of progress, developers and businesses remain committed to investing in Greater Cincinnati.

Buoyed by that spirit of determination, the Business Courier identified dozens of projects that will reshape our region over time. For our annual Projects to Watch, we selected sites based not by size or dollar amount, but by the level of change they will bring to the Tri-State.

Of those, we highlighted five that could yield the greatest impact in 2022 and beyond. We believe these five keynote projects, spread out on both sides of the Ohio River, are indicative of the level of development taking place in all corners of Greater Cincinnati.

(4) Dorothy Lane Market-anchored $150 million Mason development

Dorothy Lane Market, a Dayton-based high-end grocer, has been the apple of just about every retail developer’s eye for years. Traditions Building & Development Group, along with its partner, Western Row Land Developers, is finally bringing DLM to the Greater Cincinnati market as the anchor in an as-yet unnamed project in Mason.

The 70-acre, $150 million development will include 80,000 square feet of specialty retail and restaurant space, a boutique hotel and about 120 residential units.

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Dorothy Lane Market to enter Cincinnati as anchor of Mason mixed-use development

By Tom Demeropolis  –  Senior staff reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier

Dorothy Lane Market, the gourmet grocer that has become a Dayton institution, plans to open its first Greater Cincinnati location as part of a $150 million mixed-use project.

Dorothy Lane, known by devotees as DLM, will anchor a to-be-named mixed-use project in Mason at the corner of Mason-Montgomery and Western Row roads, land that was formerly the Western Row Golf Course. Traditions Building & Development Group is co-developing the project with Western Row Land Developers, the property owners.

The 70-acre mixed-use development will include 80,000 square feet of specialty retail and restaurants, a boutique hotel and about 120 residential units. The project is expected to go before the Mason Planning Commission on Nov. 2. Pending those approvals, groundbreaking on the Dorothy Lane Market and first homes is expected in 2022.

Tom Humes, president of Traditions Group and project codeveloper, said he wants to create a welcoming experience and lifestyle opportunity for shopping, eating and living. The best anchor for that project, he said, was Dorothy Lane Market.

“What Dorothy Lane stands for could not more accurately portray what our community stands for,” Humes told me.

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Get a look inside model homes at this $1 billion development

The first model homes in Toebben Cos.’ Rivers Pointe Estates, a master-planned $1 billion community in Northern Kentucky, are now open for potential buyers to tour.

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