MEDINA, Ohio — A new development project will bring 39 loft-style apartments and retail storefronts to Medina’s historic downtown, with construction set to begin this summer.
The project, called Liberty View, will be a 47,000-square-foot building on the property immediately south of Medina’s new parking facility between the Donald Pease Federal Building and Sully’s Irish Pub.
The four-story, mixed-use space will consist of 9,100 square feet of ground-level retail with individual storefronts facing West Liberty Street. The upper three floors of the building will consist of 39 loft-style apartments, including six two-bedroom apartments with approximately 1,100 square feet of space, 3 studio apartments and 31 one-bedroom apartments. Developers said each apartment will include a custom-designed kitchen, walk-in shower, secure electronic access entry system, individual temperature control and in-suite laundry.
Mayor Dennis Hanwell said the building’s facade will blend in with the historic Medina storefront, giving the impression of four separately constructed 19th-Century buildings.
“It was important to the MCDC that the new construction be architecturally compatible with the circa late 19th century buildings in the surrounding area,” said Hanwell in a statement. “This development team, which includes owner Mike Rose and architect Tony Cerny, has a long history of working with and preserving the historic buildings in Medina. We expect that this new building will fit right in and look as if it’s always been there.”
The city of Medina and the Medina City Development Corporation selected Medina-based Rose Company to complete the $9.3 million project.
“We are very excited about Liberty View, and believe that it will be a great addition to the City of Medina and a catalyst for bringing more people to our historic downtown, “ said Brendan Rose, principal of Rose Company. “We are grateful for the opportunity to bring this development to the community.”
Liberty View is only the second new mixed-use building constructed in Medina’s Historic District in over 50 years. The first one was the Raymond Building at the corner of North Court Street and East Friendship Street.