This 135-unit building is the crown jewel in a larger plan to bring urban living to a rapidly growing county outside Dayton, Ohio. The building blends residential and retail space (on the first level) in a design that incorporates a concrete podium topped with wood-frame construction. With an eye toward flexibility, the architects inserted internal mechanical shafts through the residential units to allow for future restaurant locations within the retail spaces. Private themed courtyards on the ground floor offer outdoor spaces.

CATEGORY: Mixed-use community
ENTRANT/DESIGN ARCHITECT: Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Md.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Meacham and Apel Architects, Dublin, Ohio
BUILDER: Messer Construction Co., Dayton, Ohio
DEVELOPER: Steiner and Associates, Columbus, Ohio

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Dayton, OH, Columbus, OH.