of the what the completed Eleven River townhouses will look
like once completed. According to the Web site condos.com, the
asking price for a three-bedroom unit begins at $689,000.
River homes break ground
By Allison Pritchard
Published May 27, 2009
While many are
afraid to invest in a new housing project, Eleven River execs are
confident in the 11 new luxury townhomes soon to be built along
the river. Not only that, but Riverdale Partners is contributing
to one of the city’s biggest good causes, Relay for Life.
Brickman, Nate Barrett, Shari Caruso, Mike Mylen, John Male,
Mayor Pam Bobst and Mary Blank dig in to the site of the new
luxury townhomes, Eleven River. (West Life photo by Larry Bennet)
The groundbreaking ceremony was last Friday night,
with words from Rocky River Mayor Pam Bobst, along with councilman
Michael Mylen, and Eleven River executives at the construction site
near the 18500 Lake Rd. Bridge Building. Donations to Relay for
Life at the event were matched by Riverdale Partners, Remax realtor
Lou Barbee said.
a partner of Riverdale Partners called Eleven River “one of the
finest people-friendly,” eco-friendly
“communities of its kind,” adding that he has confidence
the homes will sell out.
Along the same
lines, “Despite all of the negativity out there, this is seen as
an exciting adventure,” Chief Executive Officer of Parkview Federal
Savings John Male said. Riverdale partner Andrew Brickman, another
key player in the project, also spoke.
During the groundbreaking,
Bobst thanked Riverdale for making such a large residential investment
in the community and also investing in civic organizations. She
also noted the unique location and luxurious amenities the homes
will offer, such as plunge pools.
With the weekend’s
Relay for Life celebration at the High School track, it’s fitting
that as Eleven River’s charitable partners, the leaders of Rocky
River’s Relay for Life, Shari Caruso and Mary Blank, spoke.
This year marks
the 25th year of Relay for Life, Blank said, who stressed the importance
of the cause. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the
U.S. after heart disease, Blank said, and 35 percent of Americans
will have possibility of developing it in their lifetime.
had originally approached Blank about Relay for Life being its charitable
partner, she said.
the event also draws attention to River’s Relay for Life, she said.
Eleven River is “glad to combine a number of purposes” during the
event, officials said.
wants to be “responsible to the community” by joining up with nonprofits
as well as being the first geothermal and eco-friendly homes in
the area, Barbee said. Eleven River is gold certified as eco-friendly,
she told West Life.
A carnival themed
reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails followed, along with
juggling, dancers and other entertainment. The St. Ignatius Circus
Club and St. Joseph’s girl (dressed in clown suits) entertained.
Cotton candy, popcorn and Remax hot air balloon rides were also
Those who chose
to live at Eleven River will be able to also have their donations
to Relay for Life matched.
in being involved in an ongoing and positive way in the communities
where we are building,” Barbee said. Previously, Riverdale Partners
joined with Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital when it opened
its east side project, 27 Coltman in Little Italy, she said.
cluster of homes offers many amenities such as large decks, boat
docks, two-car garages, private design time and oversized windows
to take in the view.
(homes) are left of the eleven, Barbee said. Visit 11river.com
for more information.
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