Mercer Commons - 3CDC

Cincinnati, OH


  • Client: Cincinnati City Center Development Corporation
  • Assignment: General Contractor
  • Project Value: $17 million
  • Architect: City Studios Architecture City Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineer: KLH Engineers, PSC
  • Structural Engineer: Thorson Baker & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Kleingers & Associates


This project includes development of 19 historic buildings and 26 vacant parcels of land on 2.67 acres. Additionally, it includes historic restoration of four existing structures will provide 11 residential units, new mixed-use structure will house commercial space and 12 residential units. Lastly, it includes a new two-story residential townhouse with five residential units, each with a roof-top patio and a 340-parking garage.


  • Lean Construction was used to ensure the unique obstacles and challenges of historic renovations were
    successfully addressed without impact to 3CDC’s cost, schedule, safety and quality goals.
  • Since this was a project in a downtown setting, general concerns included deliveries, site logistics and safety of the public all within a tight space. Messer worked closely with the City of Cincinnati to create detailed schedules and plans to minimize disruptions associated with construction in the urban setting. Our team also worked with numerous entities that oversaw downtown’s utilities and public infrastructure to coordinate construction and ensure seamless tie-ins with the existing systems.

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