A gated apartment community for college students will replace the Friar’s Club, an 80-year-old Clifton Heights fixture whose demolition is scheduled to begin May 1.
Replacing the five-story castle-like structure will be 65 West, a $16 million apartment project with 129 units in five three-story buildings. The site, on West McMillan Street at Ohio Avenue, includes the Friar’s Club and several adjoining parcels, where other buildings were razed in recent weeks.
Some of Cincinnati’s most valuable assets are our historic buildings, and we are letting them slip away one at a time. We need a better historic preservation policy.