Vocon Designs City Mixed Development Project in Ohio

The Quarter is a five-story, mixed-use building in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood, completed by the Snavely Group, construction and real estate group. Both the architectural and the interior design was completed by architectural and design firm Vocon.

“The Quarter features 30,600 square feet of commercial space and 194 luxury studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom rental apartments. Located on the corner of Detroit Avenue and West 25th Street, the property features sweeping views of downtown Cleveland, Ohio City and Lake Erie. The ground floor of the building houses several local businesses, including a grocery store and a music school. The upper four floors are residential, and feature amenities such as a community room with a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor deck with a heated pool and grilling station, a luxury gym, and an attached garage with a pet washing station. We chose a E-shaped design for The Quarter to maximize building perimeter, courtyard space and residential views. Our team used a podium building layout, with concrete on the ground floor and wood framing on the four upper floors. The building’s exterior was intended to mirror the style of surrounding buildings, incorporating a red brick façade to honor Ohio City and the warehouse district. The Quarter’s windows are a signature design feature, providing excellent views while manipulating the building’s facade to appear as a larger two-level structure. For the interiors, we wanted to ensure that tenants felt welcomed into an inviting space, choosing comfortable furniture for the lobby. The collaborative nature of the space encourages tenants to congregate in the communal area that also can be used to host resident events. The lobby also features abstract art that complements the building’s modern exterior and interior design choices. The Quarter is part of a revitalization of the neighborhood, with the Snavely Group working to restore nearby historic Forest City Bank and Seymour Block building. The firm donated a parcel of land to be included in a planned community park. The group, which partnered with Cleveland investment banking firm Brown Gibbons Lang and Company and developer The Orlean for the $60 million project, aims to revitalize the area, provide affordable housing options and meet sustainability goals. We are excited to be involved in a project that enhances the surrounding neighborhood and supports the sense of community. The design of The Quarter pairs well with Ohio City, and we are excited to see the West Side neighborhood and its community grow,” said van der Weil, architect/associate design director

  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Date completed: 2018
  • Size: 270,400 square feet
  • Design: Vocon
  • Lead team: Denver Brooker, Jodi van der Weil
  • Photos: David Joseph
Living room

Community room

Heated pool
Play room
Grocery store