Groundbreaking renovation for local apartment complex

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning for a $36 million renovation project at the Fay Apartments.

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, City Manager Milton Dohoney, and other local dignitaries attended the ceremony.

The renovation project is expected to last almost three years and includes reducing the number of apartments by 190 to 703 and spending $37,000 per unit.

There will also be 32 cameras added to the property, increasing the on-site security staff and installing a perimeter fence.

Officials hope that will cut down on crime by stopping outsiders from coming in and causing trouble.

When completed, this will be the largest green renovation of an affordable housing community in the nation.

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