The Lavender Trail Opens Doors at One Highland

New Fort Thomas Boutique Focuses on Clothing, Accessories, and Gifts

Celebrating its grand opening on Sunday, December 4, 2022, The Lavender Trail is officially open at One Highland in Fort Thomas, KY.  Owner Shannon Motzer marked the occasion with staff, family, friends, and the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Lavender Trail is a boutique featuring on-trend, all-inclusive clothing, accessories, and gifts. First opening her store more than 12 years ago as a mobile boutique, Motzer eventually moved into Newport on the Levee with her shop, Bluegrass & Sass. For the last year, Bluegrass & Sass occupied a space at The Historic Hiland Building in Fort Thomas.  

Dan Gornan, the owner of The Hiland Building and my previous space, has made this shop possible,” said Motzer. “We collaborated on this space at One Highland to create a boutique and gift shop that the Cultural Arts district needed.”

She continued, “I am looking forward to the growth of the One Highland businesses, the Cultural Arts District, and meeting my neighbors in Fort Thomas.”

The Lavender Trail is open Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Sunday from noon-4 p.m. It’s located at 1 Highland Avenue in Suite B. Visit the boutique online at shopthelavendertrail.com.

Residences at One Highland Celebrates Grand Opening

Mixed-use development is new hub for downtown Fort Thomas

Greiwe Development, one of the region’s leading developers of lifestyle communities, today celebrates the grand opening of the Residences at One Highland, a three-level, 18-unit luxury condominium development that includes shops and other businesses serving its residents and community at street level.

During a grand opening event, Fort Thomas Mayor Eric Haas, former Fort Thomas city administrator Ron Dill, North American Properties President Dick Williams, Sibcy Cline Realtors Chair of the Board Rob Sibcy, and Greiwe Development Principal Rick Greiwe will share One Highland’s impact on the City of Fort Thomas.

“With One Highland’s opening, we are already seeing the impact on the city’s downtown environment,” said Greiwe Development Principal Rick Greiwe. “We believe One Highland supports the city’s efforts to rebrand the central business district as the Cultural Arts District.” A $3 million campaign to redevelop the historic Telephone Exchange Building into a cultural arts center was recently announced.

Bringing a mix of gathering spaces, businesses and new condos to the community is a huge benefit to the city, according to Mayor Eric Haas. “The building turned out even nicer than we imagined, Haas said. “Rick’s team is so good at creating developments that complement the surrounding community. We’re excited to join the celebration as One Highland opens.”

The grand opening marks the formal completion of the project, which includes 18 luxury residences as well as five sold-out commercial condo units. The businesses include: Fort Thomas Coffee, Kramer Family Dentistry, Bisbe Financial Raymond James, and The Lavender Trail Boutique.

“Curated as a landmark development where people can live, work and gather, One Highland creates a redefined Fort Thomas’ downtown. It’s enhanced by the city’s hometown ambiance — complete with tree-lined streets, parks, and walkability,” Greiwe said. “We’ve worked tirelessly to deliver on our promise to the residents of Fort Thomas.”

Greiwe Development, along with partners Sibcy Cline and North American Properties, have developed a blueprint of success with their lifestyle condominium developments adjacent to existing neighborhood centers. Together, they built 150 condominium residences with a total value of more than $130 million over a span of 14 years. This is the first multi-use development endeavor for Greiwe Development, which serves as a hub for the community with the combination of luxury one-level condo residences and commercial spaces.

Project Team

The development team includes Greiwe Development, North American Properties, Sibcy Cline, Joshua One and M+A Architects, Greiwe Interiors, Marin Koepke Landscape Design, and Architectural Landscape Lighting and Design.

About One Highland

One Highland, located at the corner of Fort Thomas and Highland avenues, is the new mixed-use luxury condominium development in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. It features 12,985 square feet of street-level retail/office space and 18 single-level condominiums, providing residents luxury, modern living — complete with in-building commercial space — in the center of Fort Thomas. One Highland is a partnership of Greiwe Development, North American Properties and Sibcy Cline. For more information, visit www.fortthomaslifestyle.com.

About Greiwe Development

Greiwe Development, one of the region’s leading developers of lifestyle communities, builds exclusively in premier locations with exceptional architecture and expressive interior finishes. Greiwe specializes in developing residences in walkable neighborhoods with an engaging mix of dining, retail and recreational amenities.

Longtime Fort Thomas Dentist Calls One Highland Home

Family Kramer Dentistry Opens Doors to Patients in the Heart of Fort Thomas

Dr. Troy Kramer is set to welcome patients at Kramer Family Dentistry‘s new location centrally located at One Highland.

“I’m extremely excited to get into One Highland. We’ll have brand-new facilities, equipment, and technology, and it’s such a great, convenient place for patients to get care in the heart of Fort Thomas,” Dr. Kramer said. “My staff and I are extremely excited as well to continue to provide outstanding care and  personalized attention to each one of our patients here in our new home.”

Born and raised in Fort Thomas, Dr. Kramer attended to Highlands High School and has been practicing dentistry in the NKY area for more than ten years. Learn more about Kramer Family Dentistry in the above video.

Greiwe Development Lands Long-Time Fort Thomas Firm at New Downtown Mixed-Use Development

Growth-Minded Bisbe Capital is Newest Commercial Business at One Highland

Greiwe Development, one of the region’s leading developers of luxury lifestyle communities, announced that Bisbe Capital has signed a contract to move its operation to a 2,266 SF location at One Highland, the new mixed-use development under construction in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.

Bisbe Capital, a Raymond James Financial Services affiliate currently located at 111 N. Fort Thomas Ave., has been a presence in downtown Fort Thomas for 17 years and in business for more than two decades. When owner and President Mike Bisbe recognized the need for a larger space, staying in the Fort Thomas city center was his priority because of the proximity of amenities and convenient accessibility for his clients.

“We were welcomed into the Fort Thomas community with open arms 17 years ago. Now I want to show my neighbors and clients that I’m committed and dedicated to them for years to come by investing in One Highland,” said Bisbe. “As the needs of Bisbe Capital grow, I’m encouraged that we have a permanent, well-appointed space at One Highland where we can do just that while better serving our clients.”

With a completion date of July 2022 for One Highland, Greiwe Development is curating a unique mix of businesses to complement the condominium owners above and serve the Fort Thomas community outside its front doors. Fort Thomas Coffee was the first tenant announced in August 2020. Businesses interested in One Highland’s commercial space can contact Michelle Klingenberg at JLL by phone 513-719-3703 or email Michelle.Klingenberg@am.jll.com.

For prospective homeowners, the Residences at One Highland will begin hosting Open Houses on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 1-3pm at Schone Design Studio and continuing every Sunday until its Grand Opening scheduled for July 2022. Pre-sales for its 18 luxury residences are already available.

About One Highland

One Highland, located at the corner of Fort Thomas and Highland avenues, is the new mixed-use luxury condominium development in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. When complete, it will feature 12,985 square feet of street-level retail/office space and 18 single-level condominiums, providing residents luxury, modern living in the center of Fort Thomas. One Highland is a partnership of Greiwe Development, North American Properties and Sibcy Cline. For more information, visit www.fortthomaslifestyle.com.

About Bisbe Capital

Located in the heart of Fort Thomas at 111 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Bisbe Capital is a Raymond James Financial Services affiliate. Through a disciplined process and investment choices based on client goals, time frame and risk tolerance, Bisbe Capital can help not only reduce the many questions that can come with investing, but also help identify opportunities as well – all in an effort to help make each client’s life easier. For more information, call 844-607-7332 or visit bisbecapital.com.

About Greiwe Development

Greiwe Development, one of the region’s leading developers of lifestyle communities, builds exclusively in premier locations with high-quality architecture and interior finishes. Greiwe specializes in developing residences in walkable neighborhoods with an engaging mix of dining, retail and recreational amenities.

Greiwe Development Secures First Commercial Business at One Highland

Fort Thomas Coffee to Purchase 3,600 SF Corner Location

Greiwe Development, one of the region’s leading developers of lifestyle communities, announced that Fort Thomas Coffee purchased the 3,600 SF corner location at One Highland, the new mixed-use luxury condominium development under construction in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.

Fort Thomas Coffee, currently located at 118 N. Fort Thomas Ave, has been a presence in downtown Fort Thomas since 2012. New owners Justin and Christine Smalley are not only business owners, but residents who love Fort Thomas and embrace the idea of an active gathering space with modern amenities in the heart of downtown. Their new location will expand their offerings to include a bakery, wine bar and a flexible workspace. The corner space Fort Thomas Coffee will occupy will feature a tower, reminiscent of the stone tower at the entrance of Tower Park, which Christine’s maternal ancestor Henry Schriver built.

With a completion date of July 2022 for One Highland, Greiwe Development is curating a unique mix of businesses to complement the condo owners above and serve the Fort Thomas community. While the sale of the Fort Thomas Coffee commercial suite is the first to be announced, a second suite has already sold, which Greiwe will unveil in the coming weeks along with additional development announcements. Residences at One Highland will commence sales in mid-September.

About One Highland

One Highland, located at the corner of Fort Thomas and Highland avenues, is the new mixed-use luxury condominium development in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. When complete, it will feature 12,985 square feet of street-level retail/office space in Phase I and 18 single-level condominiums, providing residents luxury, modern living — complete with in-building commercial space — in the center of Fort Thomas. One Highland is a partnership of Greiwe Development, North American Properties and Sibcy Cline.

About Fort Thomas Coffee

Located in the heart of Fort Thomas at 118 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas Coffee was recently purchased and is currently operated by Justin and Christine Smalley. Much more than just a coffee shop, Fort Thomas Coffee embraces community offering food and beverage to suit the varying needs of the day. Born and raised in Fort Thomas, Christine’s maternal ancestor Henry Schriver was instrumental in building the “tower” in Tower Park. For more information, call (859) 999-8080, or visit http://fortthomascoffee.com/.

About Greiwe Development

Greiwe Development, one of the region’s leading developers of lifestyle communities, builds exclusively in premier locations with high-quality architecture and interior finishes. Greiwe specializes in developing residences in walkable neighborhoods with an engaging mix of dining, retail and recreational amenities.

A Letter from the Developer

To the Citizens of Fort Thomas,

The Fort Thomas School District, Campbell County and Fort Thomas City Council decision to support our residential mixed-use development paves the way for another great community asset. Besides the best schools and parks in Northern Kentucky, residents will boast about their attractive downtown in the coming years.

This project would not have happened without their collective leadership. Building a new mixed-use development is expensive and risky. Everyone knows about escalating construction costs, but a bigger challenge for a developer is entering an untested market. Fort Thomas is a downtown with primarily older retail and office space and lower rents. It is a city without modern condominium flats with elevators and underground parking. So, we are going to establish a new market with our project.

We are bullish on Fort Thomas but needed the partnership with the City to make the numbers work. This partnership includes Industrial Revenue Bonds that will be paid off by the new tax proceeds collected by the City on the project. It also includes the City purchase of land and construction of a public parking lot to support merchants.

Public incentives to stimulate economic development are not just happening on large projects like Ovation but smaller mixed-use projects in neighboring communities like Newport and Covington. For example, Duveneck, River Haus and John R. Green projects all received donated land or funds to create public parking along with tax incentives.

Our collective investment will result in many positive returns. For the school system, a significant increase in future revenue from real estate taxes. For the City, an opportunity to attract additional retail/office development and earnings taxes. For existing merchants, a way to generate additional traffic or expand into new commercial space. For citizens, the realization of your community plan “to create a vibrant and resilient business district.”

For our development team the outcome is not just a fair return on investment. It is about the satisfaction of building community. We look forward to working with you to create an exciting new gathering place and new residential lifestyle for Fort Thomas.

Sincerely,
Rick Greiwe
Greiwe Development

A Town Center for Future Generations

With One Highland, we hope to recall a time in Fort Thomas when it was bustling with shops, restaurants and more. Places like Highland Theater, Stegner’s Grocery, Briarcliff, The Busy Bee, Marshal Granger Jewelers and Cloverleaf Dairy were fixtures of our community.

We hope to create a town center that is once again the hub of Fort Thomas. A place where we can live an even more engaging lifestyle with our neighbors, family and friends.