Centric Apartments

Centric Apartments

    Services Provided

  • Commissioning
  • Sustainable Certifications
  • Energy Services
  • Certifications Pursued:
    • LEED BD+C
  • Owner: Intesa Holding LLc, Midwest Development
  • Architect: Bialosky Cleveland
  • Location: Cleveland, OH

Centric Apartments is a mixed-use retail and residential apartment building with associated parking garage located in University Circle at the intersection of Mayfield Road and a new extension of Circle Drive. The site sits west of the Little Italy neighborhood, southeast of Uptown, and is immediately adjacent to Abington Arms Apartments and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Centric is within ¼ mile of bus stops for 4 different lines including the Health Line When the design team assessed the 2.26 acre building site, they configured a dynamic ½ acre green space for use of the residents and public. Due to the amount of building and parking areas being proposed, the rational chosen for this project was the Stormtech detention system, which is in the central courtyard. This allowed for the most flexibility of landscape plantings, which also includes a bioretention area. The Stormtech system has been sized to capture the storm water on site and route it through an isolator row for the required water quality volume treatment. An underdrain was laid along the perimeter of the storm tech system to outlet the filtered water into a pre-fabricated irrigation system, which also services the proposed landscape system. The Stormwater management system is reducing run off volume by 57% and treats 90% of the annual rainfall. Centric Apartments has enhanced its urban design relationship between the pedestrian corridor connecting Little Italy, the RTA station, and the UH campus to Uptown, MOCA, CIA, and CWRU. More than 100 indoor bike parking spaces and exterior bike racks for 22 bikes, are provided to its residents. Each apartment is equipped with low flow fixtures to reduce water consumption to overall 32% below code minimum. Each apartment also has at least one thermostat and individual lighting control to allow residents adjustments to their individual comfort. Flooring, cabinetry, paints, coatings and adhesives have been selected to be low emitting or emit no VOCs. Flooring meets indoor air quality standards such as CRI certified. Lastly, reclaimed and reused materials were used throughout the main lobby for a pronounced wood wall and the mail box surroundings. The 7-story mixed-use building includes ground floor retail space and residential lobbies. The upper 6 floors contain 272 unique apartments and residential amenity spaces. Centric Apartments is 19% more energy efficient than ASHRAE 90.1-2007. This was accomplished from selected materials that contain over 10% recycled content and more than 20% comes from regional areas. The major exterior materials for the mixed-use building include fiber cement panels, metal vertical siding and a mix of aluminum storefront and aluminum windows. Extensive storefront is employed throughout the first-floor retail spaces. A white roof was designed and chosen, to reduce heat island effect. Building exterior lighting meet dark sky recommendation and is design with less up light and fixtures, which reduce light trespassing.

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