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The pedestrian-friendly, live-work-play community The District at Deerfield in the Cincinnati market continues to take shape with two significant steps: Developers have broken ground on the high-end apartment community that will be one of its centerpieces and Deerfield Township has begun construction on a key road extension.
The apartment community will be named One Deerfield, a fitting designation for an integral component of the $120 million mixed-use District at Deerfield, which will span 28 acres between Mason-Montgomery Road and Wilkens Boulevard in the bustling township. The development is based on the idea of creating one community, One Deerfield, an integrated neighborhood featuring a thriving business, residential, entertainment and social environment.
Deerfield Township began construction Oct. 1 on an extension of Parkway Drive, which will serve as the artery through The District at Deerfield, connecting Mason-Montgomery Road to Wilkens Boulevard.
The upscale One Deerfield will feature 242 apartment homes with floor plans ranging from approximately 590 to 1,600 square feet and amenities including granite or quartz countertops, 9-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, smart-key systems and generous closets. Unit configurations include one-bedroom/one-bath, with or without a den, and two-bedroom/two-bath, with or without a den.
Community features for One Deerfield will emphasize fitness and socializing – a wine-and-beer garden, fire pit, indoor and outdoor work space, resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen, a state-of-the-art fitness center with lounge, coffee bar, gaming lawn and an urban layout emphasizing walkability. Dog lovers will find plenty to love, with the apartment community featuring two dog parks and a pet spa.
One Deerfield, the Parkway Drive extension and the Mercy Health medical building collectively represent the first phase of The District, with the first apartment homes being available by fall 2019. Phase Two will encompass a variety of commercial offerings, with an emphasis on premier dining, shopping and entertainment, said Josh Rothstein, Retail Specialist at OnSite Retail Group, which is overseeing the leasing for the retail/restaurant space that will become a focal point for not only The District, but for the greater community.
Commercial components of The District will encompass 95,000 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space, a proposed 150-room hotel and the Mercy medical building.
A community park with active programming will be a central feature of The District thanks to a public/private partnership with Deerfield Township.