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Kinley, Cincinnati Downtown, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Streetsense LLC


In early 2017, Vision Hospitality Group acquired the Jeweler’s Exchange building with a goal of converting the office building into a 96-key boutique hotel. The historic nine-story structure was constructed in 1915 and includes a food prep area, lobby, basement, lounge, market, fitness and business center, meeting room, in-house laundry and back-of-house support spaces.

Streetsense LLC


Designed to meet LEED Silver certification, energy-efficient features include LED lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures, daylight harvesting, receptacle controls, and water-source heat pumps. This building has a 20% energy reduction compared with the ASHRAE 90.1 baseline and an indoor water use reduction of 33%.

TLC coordinated with the architect to conceal MEP elements, preserve the historic exposed ceilings, and incorporate a water-source heat pump system throughout the building.

After confirming the structural composition, TLC created new steel slings to reinforce the existing terracotta slabs for a new elevator shaft, various mechanical openings, and provided floor infill framing for the existing shafts. A new canopy structure was designed in place of a previously removed historic canopy.

In addition to engineering and LEED services, TLC is providing fundamental commissioning of the HVAC equipment and controls, domestic hot water and lighting control systems.

Streetsense LLC