Rookwood Exchange offers "work" and "play" with its multi-story Class-A Office building, two new-to-market restaurants (Seasons 52 & Capital Grille), health club, and 750-car parking garage, but also has incorporated "stay" into its offerings with its 123-key Courtyard® by Marriott Hotel - which at its opening in 2013 stands as the only nationally-flagged hotel between downtown and Blue Ash along the I-71 corridor.
The addition of lodging to the Rookwood Exchange filled a gap in the market that was longing to be addressed, and again offers another amenity for the office tenants opting to call Rookwood home. The 230,000 SF office building also benefits from the incorporation of covered parking, a health club and additional upscale, unique-to-market dining options.
Rookwood Exchange, the final legacy piece of Anderson’s grand vision dating back to 1991, is a testament to his fortitude in spite of what were often strong headwinds, personal risk and industry doubt. Anderson’s patience and persistence not only gave rise to the Midtown office market, but also offered new life to a community wrestling with manufacturing decline. His vision and creativity developed incredibly vibrant, productive assets out of orphaned parcels, abandoned warehouses and boarded up manufacturing facilities – the very definition of urban renewal.
Jeff Anderson's Rookwood developments are regarded nationwide as models for how to create successful mixed-use urban renewal projects.
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