Orange Village, Ohio - Village officials got a behind the fence tour late last week of the $230 million, 58-acre Pincrest mixed-use development under construction at 27349 Harvard Rd. The event was held in a heated tent on a rainy day in the middle of the active construction site which developers say is the largest active project currently underway in Ohio.
On a quick tour of the 700,000 sq. ft. development, Fairmount Properties principal, Randy Ruttenberg, described it as "a very complex construction site."
"We have multiple buildings going up at once and up to 150 workers plying different trades simultaneously."
Opening in 2018, the pedestrian-friendly Pinecrest will include a 145-room A.C. Marriott Hotel, 87 luxury loft apartments, a movie theater, retail stores, restaurants, entertainment venues and 150,000 sq. ft. of class A office space, along with green space and a one-acre public plaza in the center.
Restaurants and eateries will include Flip Side, Red The Steakhouse, Firebird's Woodfired Grill, and Restore Cold Pressed, among others. Entertainment venues include Pinstripes, Cityworks Restaurant and Pourhouse, Silverspot Cinema. Retailers such as REI, Vernacular, Laura of Pembroke and Whole Foods will also open there. Services such as Orange Theory Fitness and Allure Nail Spa are also planned. In all, 400,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space is under construction.
"Pinecrest is bringing a slice of urban living to the suburbs," Ruttenberg said. "It will offer best in class shopping, dining and entertainment on urban-looking streets, a one-acre public plaza town center, and access to the existing five mile all purpose trail. What sets it apart, from existing mixed use developments, such as Crocker Park will be the entertainment factor. Pinstripe is new to this area, but it is very popular in Chicago."
When completed Pinecrest will have nearby access to I-271 from both Harvard Road and Chagrin Boulevard, making it easy for people to live, work, play and stay, according to the company's literature. Village Council approved six ordinances Sept. 14 granting variances to Pincrest Partners LLC for the development, being built by Fairmount Properties and the DiGeronimo Companies.