Mercer Commons - 3CDC

Cincinnati, OH


  • Client: Cincinnati City Center Development Corporation
  • Assignment: General Contractor
  • 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. This includes a 340-parking garage, historic restoration of four existing structures providing 11 residential units, a new mixed-use structure with commercial space and 12 residential units, and a new two-story residential townhouse with five residential units each with a roof-top patio.


  • Lean Construction was used to ensure the unique needs were met for this historic renovation while achieving safety, schedule, cost and quality goals.
  • This project took place in a downtown setting, so careful planning was needed within a tight space. Messer worked closely with the City of Cincinnati to create detailed schedules and plans to minimize disruptions.
  • The team also worked with numerous entities that oversaw utilities and public infrastructure to coordinate construction and ensure seamless tie-ins with the existing systems.

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