That’s right, they’re the developers, and four years later, they’re in the New York Times – Young, Idealistic and Now Developers. Starting out four years ago as 22 to 23-year olds with liberal arts degrees and no real estate development experience, Ben, Naomi and Joshua realized that they already had what it took to take on a $15 million urban village – integrity, motivation and capacity.
Located on 2.5 acres in downtown Oberlin, the East College Street green development (after all, the name of the company is Sustainable Community Associates features 49 residences (12 affordable), 12,000 s.f. or retail, 10,000 s.f. of open space for concerts and markets, and underground parking.
Check out a CoolTown profile on the team last year here, or go back two years for a brief interview with Ben here.
Oh, and all five retail tenants will be local independents. But you’re talking about next-gen creative class developers here – they would expect no less.