129 W 14th St
Newport, Kentucky 41071

A Modern Community With Panoramic Views

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind HOMEARAMA! You'll tour fresh contemporary homes with panoramic views of the Cincinnati skyline. Discover the latest design trends in luxury single-family homes and posh townhomes. From integrated private garages to stunning rooftops, spa baths and gourmet kitchens, these homes have it all. Plus, all the special events, exhibitors, food and drink you love about HOMEARAMA are right here — along with fantastic 60th-anniversary prizes. Enter to win!

HOMEARAMA® is the registered trade name for the single site new home showcase produced by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. We are very excited and proud to announce that the 2023 show will be the 60th “Diamond” Anniversary of HOMEARAMA®. HOMEARAMA® is one of the longest running and most successful new home showcases in the country. HOMEARAMA® Urban Edition is a sister show to Cincinnati’s HOMEARAMA® and CiTiRAMA® home shows. HOMEARAMA® and CiTiRAMA® regularly attract thousands of enthusiastic Cincinnatians each year.

HOMEARAMA® - Urban Edition 2023 will be presented by First Financial Bank, JP Flooring Design Center and Two Men And A Truck. The show will be held for the first time ever in Newport, Kentucky. HOMEARAMA® – Urban Edition will feature eight (8) homes. Single family show homes will range in price from approximately $1.3M and up. Townhouses will range in price from approximately $750,000 and up. See the Builder's Page for more about the homes and townhomes featured in the show.

The Martin’s Gate Neighborhood project is the development of a 4.23-acre site into 58 lots for attached and detached for-sale single family homes. The site is located on a hillside in south Newport that overlooks downtown Newport and has excellent Cincinnati skyline views. This site's re-development will create an exciting new urban village in Newport close to many of Northern Kentucky's urban attractions and amenities and has suburban conveniences such as garage parking.

The development site is located along the north and south sides of W 13th Street, from Central Avenue on the southwest, and extends to 14th Street on the southeast. It is separated from the dense historic residential neighborhood to the north in Newport's basin by elevation and a railroad track. The site's northern edge is the border of a hillside neighborhood of single-family homes built between the 1800s and the 1960s. In recent years, this area of Newport has experienced significant interest by residential buyers. Because of the extraordinary views available on the hilltop, single family homes on the streets immediately adjacent to the project site have undergone significant renovations in recent years, and many new homes have been built nearby to capitalize on the view.

The HOMEARAMA® Urban Edition portion of the project will consist of 18 lots for detached single family homes on the north side of 14th Street. The remaining 40 lots are located on the north side of 13th Street and the south side of 14th Street. Ashford Homes and Meierjohan Building Group will construct attached townhouse-style units (duplexes) and sell them to individual home buyers. There are three different floor plans for the townhouses with square footage ranging from 2,830 – 3,190 and sale prices range from $750,000 and up. The project's housing design theme is very attractive in that the units are contemporary yet contain design elements and scale appropriate for their urban setting.

The site is very convenient for residential shopping and service amenities, and regional entertainment attractions. It will benefit significantly from many recent and planned investments in its immediate vicinity:

  • The Newport Pavilion shopping complex is a four-minute drive from the site. It contains almost 50 stores, including a Kroger Marketplace, Target, and many other retail stores such as Michaels, Dick's, and Ulta, plus several sit-down, fast-casual, and fast-food restaurants, along with other service establishments.
  • Newport on the Levee is a six-minute drive from the site and contains several regional entertainment attractions such as the Newport Aquarium and AMC Theatres. Previously owned by a West Coast investment group, the Levee was recently sold to a substantial local real estate development company, North American Properties, which has begun to make a significant investment in the complex.
  • Unique shopping and entertainment districts in neighboring River Cities (historic Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue, Mainstrasse, and the Pike and Madison District in Covington) are less than 10 minutes from the site.
  • Fountain Square, the center of Cincinnati's central business district, riverfront parks, sports complexes, and art venues, is only 10 minutes from the site.

The 35-acre Ovation site in Newport, is about seven minutes from the site. This mixed-use development contains office buildings, residential units, hotels, and entertainment venues and will generate between $800M - $1B in investment in the area. One of Ovation's anchors is a major music venue operated by AEG Presents/Promo West, which opened in 2021.

The site also has excellent access to other major regional employment centers:

  • The St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas medical complex is only 1.7 miles, a five-minute drive from the site.
  • The University of Cincinnati and the Uptown hospital area is only 7.2 miles, a 13-minute drive from the site.
  • Northern Kentucky University is just 4.6 miles, a nine-minute drive from the site.

Martin’s Gate is located in the Newport Independent School District which includes Newport Primary School, Newport Intermediate School, Newport High School, Newport Regional School and Newport School of Innovation. There are numerous parochial school options including St. Henry Elementary, Covington Catholic High School, Newport Central Catholic High School and Holy Trinity Jr. High School.

The project is being developed by a partnership comprised of individuals with specialized experience in developing, owning, and managing residential projects and subdivision developments. T.J. Ackermann is a third-generation developer specializing in multi-family apartment complexes and the development of upscale subdivisions. He was the president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati in 2021 and Chairman of the Board in 2022. He has chaired the CiTiRAMA® and HOMEARAMA® Committees, promoting the redevelopment of Greater Cincinnati's urban neighborhoods. Ralph Meierjohan is the Principal of the Meierjohan Building Group, which has developed over 35 residential communities throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. Ackermann and Meierjohan have worked together on residential projects for years. They partnered on the last four CiTiRAMA® home show developments. They recently completed Walworth Junction, a 39-home community on an infill site in Cincinnati's historic East End neighborhood that hosted the HOMEARAMA® 2020 home show.

Ticket Prices

Tickets are $20.00 at the gate, online at www.cincyhomearama.com or on the Cincinnati HOMEARAMA® app. Children 12 and under are admitted for free if accompanied by an adult. No tickets sold or admittance to the show after 8:00 PM.

Show Dates and Hours:

Saturday, June 10th – Sunday, June 25th, 2023

Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.


Take I-471 and take Exit #3 Grand Avenue for Ft. Thomas/Newport. Turn left onto N. Grand Avenue (KY-1892). This road becomes Carothers Road at the intersection into the Newport Pavilion. Turn right onto Monmouth Street (KY-8), proceed two blocks and turn left onto 13th Street. Proceed two blocks into the community.

Important Show Information

There is no charge for parking as the ticket price includes parking. Parking will be located nearby with buses to take you directly to the entrance of the show.

Food, beer and wine will be available at HOMEARAMA®. A restroom trailer and ADA accessible portable restrooms will be available on site. Numerous events are being planned for HOMEARAMA® - Urban Edition 2023. All events will be listed on the HOMEARAMA® website www.cincyhomearama.com.

No strollers, wagons or child backpacks with metal frames are permitted in the show homes. No pets are permitted within the show site, except for service animals (documentation is required for service animals). We suggest that you wear gym shoes or flat shoes to HOMEARAMA®. There is a considerable amount of walking at the show and there are steps in all of the homes.

Make sure you visit the many wonderful businesses in downtown Newport as you are on your way to HOMEARAMA® or as you are leaving. You will not be disappointed!

HOMEARAMA® Urban Edition is being co-produced by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati and the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky.

For more information, download the Fact Sheet here or our Show Guide sponsored by Housetrends.