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Hamilton, Ohio

The Hamilton CORE Fund Building

What We Did

The Hamilton CORE Fund reduces barriers to investing in the urban core with project management and design.

Community Design Alliance supports the CORE Fund with Owner’s Representation services as well as needed design visions and solutions as projects move from concept to construction. Completed projects in downtown Hamilton include 254 High St – “Sara’s House”, the redevelopment of the former Elder Beerman Building at 150 High St., which is the home of STARTEK, Alexander’s Market & Deli, United Heartland Insurance, US Bank, and InsideOut Studios. Additional projects for CORE include 135 Main St. for Fleurish (home décor retail store) with permit plans produced by CDA, the former Hughes Pharmacy Building at 306 Main St., now known as the Davis Apartments, which includes 12 apartments and is home to ground floor retail space for Village Ice Cream Parlor, Two Little Buds, The Farmer’s Collective, and Scripted Studio.

Scope of services included complete construction and permit documents for the above-mentioned projects. All projects involved working within existing structures, new construction as needed, creation of new architectural and interior identities, extensive renovation, multiple simultaneous schedules, downtown Hamilton Design Overlay District guidelines and cost-conscious budgets. STARTEK, with 682 employees in 40,200 sq ft is an international call center company and selected Hamilton and the former Elder Beerman building based on schematic design space plans generated by CDA in a 24 hour turnaround time frame. The project proceeded based on those plans with complete construction and permit documents and coordination with STARTEK standard furniture layout templates and corporate finish selection guidelines.




Direct Build as Developer


$12.75M to date


214,800 sq ft

Team members included Mike Dingeldein, Cindy Dingeldein, Steven Gebhart, Taylor Stone-Welch

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