RiverSouth Townhomes Selling Out Fast
I am standing on one of the rooftop decks of the new Brickhaus Partners community of RiverSouth on the border of Rocky River and Fairview Park. As I look to the south, there is a panoramic view of the Metroparks. Turning around, amazingly, I can see the skyline of downtown Cleveland which is only 20 minutes away.
A large black bird appears in the distance heading toward RiverSouth. At first I think to myself that it must be one of the Hinckley buzzards that has lost its way. As the bird gets closer and swoops overhead, my partner and I realize and are amazed to see a magnificent bald eagle heading south, over the Emerald Canyon of the Rocky River Reservation. It follows the Rocky River as it meanders below, and then suddenly dives into the water to emerge with a large fish in its talons. A site like this cannot be experienced just anywhere; and this is what drew developer Andrew Brickman to the peninsula overlooking the Metroparks, where his newest community, RiverSouth, is quickly rising.
RiverSouth is a collaboration of developer, Andrew Brickman of Brickhaus Partners and architects Scott and Analia Dimit. It is the newest addition to a Brickhaus portfolio that includes other award-winning communities like the Brownstones of Derbyshire in Cleveland Heights, 27 Coltman in Little Italy, Clifton Pointe in Lakewood and perhaps the most infamous community (where "Draft Day" was filmed), Eleven River along the banks of the Rocky River.
Sales and construction at RiverSouth are moving along rapidly with over 12 residents already committed to a home. Three buildings are already under construction and two are under roof with the first resident planning to take occupancy in the next 90 days. Like other Brickhaus communities, the townhomes at RiverSouth are eco-friendly, dramatically designed, and have incredible views. In addition, they utilize the finest materials and feature the Brickhaus exclusive design of “clear span construction” that enables each homeowner to custom design their floor plan to fit their specific lifestyle.
An additional feature of RiverSouth is that it has a seven-year, 100% real estate tax abatement, which amounts to a significant savings for the homeowner. Pricing starts at $239,000 and goes up to over $500,000. At this time, Brickhaus also has five other purchase agreements out for execution, which would bring RiverSouth up to 50% capacity. There has been one price increase and another is anticipated as soon as the weather breaks.
Residents are coming from all over the city. They are drawn to the strategic location because of its walkability to amenities along Center Ridge Road and the Kamm’s Corner area. In addition, they’re surrounded by the Metroparks so outdoor activities almost invite residents to lead a healthier lifestyle and be more in sync with nature. Freeway accessibility is also excellent with I-90 and I-480 only minutes away. You are also a short drive to Cleveland Hopkins airport.
Mayor Eileen Patton, Economic Development Director Rob Berner, Councilman Brian McDonough, and Building Commissioner Sel Kulcsar were very helpful in making this project come to fruition. All should be applauded for the notable progress in Fairview Park.