Project Overview

The original Fay Apartments, now renamed the Villages at Roll Hill, initially consisted of 108 two-story buildings containing 892 dwelling units on 76 acres, all constructed in 1962. The 2010 renovation modified the multifamily project into 703 dwelling units. This included 52 one-bedroom flats, 12 two-bedroom flats, 492 two bedroom townhouses and 147 three-bedroom townhouse style apartments. The Villages at Roll Hill boasts being the largest LEED Certified affordable housing project in the country and the largest HUD redevelopment project in the United States at the time of construction. The reduced dwelling count was a result of 19 buildings being demolished and the conversion of some existing two-bedroom units into much needed larger three-bedroom townhouses. The redevelopment renewed the dwelling unit interiors and provided a change in character to the building facades, providing new entrance gables, dormers, window expansions, material selection and color schemes thereby producing a complete new identity and community for the Villages at Roll Hill. The complex renovation also included new laundries and satellite offices to further enhance and supplement the community setting.


Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Client: Fay Limited Partnership

Project Type: Renovation / New Construction
Size: 892 Dwelling Units (703 New Units)
Square Feet: Varies
Completion: 2013