Perseverance on Vine

Building Architecture- Large Scale (>10,000 sf)

Project Narrative

Perseverance on Vine is a mixed use, multi-family housing project consisting of three historic rehabs and one new construction. Located in the Over-the-Rhine Historic District, the project brings 32 affordable housing units to the 15th Street block of Vine Street. The project transformed this Vine Street block by rehabilitating three of the eight historic buildings and infilling one of the two vacant lots.
In a neighborhood where affordable housing is greatly needed, Perseverance contributes 26 new affordable units, while preserving six existing affordable units. Perseverance not only brings life back into this segment of the neighborhood, but also helps fill the affordable housing gap within the city.
All three of the project’s historic buildings received Federal and State Historic Tax Credits. The renovated historic buildings preserve the historic elements and character of the classic Italianate and Greek Revival styles and introduce necessary new elements that are contemporary/minimal but compatible with the historic character of the buildings. The new infill building was designed with contemporary elements and materials, but respects the surrounding historic fabric, rhythms, and proportions of the neighborhood without creating a false narrative.
Through the work of many organizations and individuals, Perseverance on Vine provides vastly needed affordable housing in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Furthermore, the project weaves together contemporary design and existing historic buildings in a way that respects the fabric of a city with a rich architectural history.


Project Details

Submission Category

Building Architecture- Large Scale (>10,000 sf)

Date of Completion

June, 2021

Submitting Firm Name

New Republic Architecture

Project Cost


Project Team

Urban Planner

New Republic Architecture - Architect/Interior Design

Landscape Architect

The Kleingers Group -Civil Engineers


Engineered Building Systems, Inc. - MEP

Interior Designer

Advantage Group Engineers -Structural

Environmental Designer

Sol Design + Consulting- LEED Consultant


TriVersity Construction