Microliving @ Long and Front
This re-envisioned 37-unit residential property includes 6,400 square feet of street-level retail located in a prominent downtown location. The adaptive reuse was designed for affordable living, easy access to popular amenities, and high visibility along Long Street.
Located in three historic buildings that were neglected for decades at the corner of Long and Front streets, the site encompasses the former Gaetz Music House and Ohio Finance Building, and sits steps from the Arena District in downtown Columbus. The property makes bold statements with beautifully poured concrete floors, top-quality appliances and fixtures, and high ceilings. It presents yet another attractive, cost-effective option for today's minimalist city dweller.
Funded in part by a $2 million grant from the City of Columbus, this was the first property to leverage the city’s former Housing Works program. Under the program, rental rates for the micro, studio, and one-bedroom options at Microliving @ Long and Front will remain within 100- and 120-percent of area median income for the next 15 years. That price point is important for service industry employees looking for more affordable housing in the downtown area.