The Recent History of Meiner Flats

Meiner Flats, the five-story buidling at E. 15th Street and Vine, is expected to be renovated over the next year according to Lisa Bernard-Kuhn at the Developing Now blog. The 3CDC led project will include 1428 and 1434 Vine on the south side of 15th St. The five-story Meiner Flats building was “saved from emergency demolition in 2008 by the city of Cincinnati and 3CDC, which collectively put up more than $400,000 to secure the deteriorating building. The city contributed $187,000, while 3CDC put in more than $260,000.”

But there’s more to this story. In early 2008, Meiner Flats was on the precipice of demolition. Danny Klinger, now of OTR A.D.O.P.T, started a campaign to save the Meiner Flats via PledgeBank. Thanks to Danny’s efforts and the campaign he started, Meiner Flats was saved and stabilized by the city of Cincinnati and 3CDC. Soon, Meiner Flats will be rehabilitated by 3CDC.

The saga was even highlighted by Preservation Magazine. Building Cincinnati‘s reports about the Meiners building from 2008 can be viewed here.

Meiner Flats, now stabilized. Photo via 3CDC

4 Responses to “The Recent History of Meiner Flats”
  1. Brian Malone says:

    Thank you for clarifying the WHOLE story. If it wasn’t for Danny’s efforts and the $4000.00 he raised (donations by many, including me), the city would have demoed this building without blinking. Although the city never used the money, it was demonstration that the public did not want this beautiful building razed. Glad to see it will be a showplace in this future developement.

  2. pat says:

    I am so glad this building was saved almost every place i lived in otr has been torn down my grandmother lived on the 5th floor in the front, back in 1960-61 and i played there a lot many many kids hung out in the yard

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