Rendering of Broadway Brownstones as seen from Loveland Bike Trail in Historic Downtown (Provided by developer)


The project includes the demolition of the 208-year-old, Wagner building.

Loveland, Ohio – The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z)  has approved the Site Plan Review for the re-development of 128-132 Broadway, the site of the former Broadway Hotel next to Eads Fence and Loveland Hardware. It was submitted by, Ironsight Investments, LLC. The project includes the demolition of the 208-year-old, Wagner building and construction of eight attached single family units within two separate buildings. The units will be three stories high and include ground floor parking with storage. The P&Z approved the demolition on May 3.

“Broadway Brownstones” are being marketed as “row homes” but described in the application as condominiums because they have a shared maintenance agreement for snow clearing and landscaping services, and because they have shared walls. There will be a homeowners association

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Broadway Brownstones will be built in two phases.

The original proposed was for primarily brick with some cement board siding. The application said, “There would be no vinyl siding.” However vinyl siding was approved by the P&Z at the request of the applicant who said that in their other projects the cement board was “failing and insulation was a concern”. Most of the rear of the two buildings will be covered with vinyl siding as well as architectural elements on the other facades.

The existing 3-story Wagner building, the former Broadway Hotel, and purportedly, a former Kroger store will be razed. The Wagner building may be the oldest brick building still standing in Loveland. It is reported to be the first brick building to be built in the City. The developer said they sought grants to save the former hotel but were un-successful.

According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, Dale Eads purchased the 208-year-old building across the street from his Eads Fence and Loveland Hardware for $275,000 early in 2009. The 10,000-square-foot building was completed in 1814. It is adjacent to Loveland Station Apartments and part of the Special Planing District created for the mixed use development of retail and apartments. The Wagner building is slated for demolition later this summer.

A press release issued by the marketer said: “The 8 townhomes will feature open concept layouts, high ceilings, private three car garages with extra storage space geared for the active lifestyle, 2-3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, high-end finishes and optional roof top decks. Construction is expected to begin this fall with completion expected in mid 2017.” Unit prices will range from $389,900 to $489,900.”

Renderings of the exterior and interior views of the townhomes provided by Comey & Shepherd agent Chris Pfeiffer at 513-374-6494 or [email protected].







  1. The city of Loveland needs to spend some money on coordinating the downtown traffic signals so traffic in the area will move better… Other communities do this… One example of a non functioning signal is the one near St. Columban.. It runs full cycle all the time.. Not traffic responsive… All of this development means nothing if traffic is always near gridlock..
    Hate to see a historic building gone instead of redeveloped..
    Change will come… Prepare for the traffic

  2. I like the first artist rendering above, where the residents of Broadway Brownstains peer out from their rooftop retreats at the scenic parking lot below. They might find great fun in trainspotting (the pastime, not the film) as well.

  3. City Council and the City Mgr just don’t seem to care about the traffic-jam-city they have created in old Loveland. All they want is tax money, tax money, and tax money.
    Left hand turns bring the traffic to a stop.
    Those stinking bike crossings bring traffic to a stop.
    Can not understand why they can not coordinate the traffic light coming off the bridge into downtown with a
    STOP at the bike crossing. Every car stops at that crossing at Paxtons and pushes traffic back to the dairy whip. If the light is green off the bridge, put up a STOP AND WAIT at that crossing at Paxtons !!!

    And FYI … I’m on a new-hire committee at my work place in Deerfield Township. I tell every new hire NOT TO MOVE TO LOVELAND !!! You are better off in the Kings area, Maineville, or Morrow. Stay away from Loveland because Loveland has the area’s WORST TRAFFIC and it will only get worse. If they insist on Loveland, I say, BY GOD, make it the Hamilton side because only idiots would move to the Clermont or Warren sides …. to prove it, I say try to go to Paxtsons on a 75 degree Friday at 6:00pm. Or try to drive through downtown at 7:00am once school starts up.
    One try and they will never come back ….

  4. I would like to know why vinyl siding? As everyone says it will begin to deteriorate in a few years. The brick is so much more charming and of course, historic. What a bad decision. Also, will the roads be improved? City Council should have made a contract with road improvements. No road improvements, no condos. Simple! And if that isn’t in the bargain why not? Cars making left turns hold up traffic and that 4 way stop is a nightmare. Road improvements should ALWAYS be part of any housing construction!

  5. Raze a 200 year old brick building for a vinyl sided building that will look bad in 2 years – good long term planning. People come to Loveland for the historic charm not a cookie cutter suburban feel. Look to Montgomery, Hyde Park, etc. Strong, historic brick structures dominate. Thanks Loveland city council for slowly destroying the reason I moved to the area.

    • Having a downtown is pointless if you can’t park and enjoy it. This is obviously not an area for senior members of the community.

  6. When will the city address the traffic problems in that area? More construction and more residential buildings will only contribute to that problem.

  7. I hate to see the vinyl siding being allowed. Properly installed cementitious siding will last 50, if not 100+ years. Vinyl likely will not and will start showing its age long before then. And you can always paint cementitious siding to freshen it up, vinyl you can’t. These condos will be a good addition to Historic Loveland which needs for sale housing, but I would have held the developer to their original promise of brick and cement board siding.

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