Build a 2023 CiTiSCAPES® Home!


Martin's Gate
29 West 14th Street
Newport, KY 41071

Experience the charm of a new urban enclave set on a hill overlooking Newport, Kentucky. Tour beautiful homes priced $1M and up decorated with all the latest trends with grand city views. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity!

  • All-new luxury homes fully furnished and landscaped priced $1M and up

  • Fresh contemporary style with the most desirable amenities, like rooftop decks, open floor plans and residential elevators

  • Premier builders showcasing their best work

  • Miles of river and city views

  • Fun activities for the whole family

Visit CiTiSCAPES® and enjoy free parking, beautifully decorated homes in a variety of architectural styles in a location minutes away from everything.

CiTiSCAPES® is the registered trade name for the single site new home showcase produced by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. CiTiSCAPES® is the sister show to Cincinnati’s HOMEARAMA® and CiTiRAMA® home shows. The 2023 show will mark the 1st year for CiTiSCAPES®. HOMEARAMA® and CiTiRAMA® regularly attract thousands of enthusiastic Cincinnatians. CiTiSCAPES® 2023 will be co-produced by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati and the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky and the show will be held for the first time ever in Newport, Kentucky. The show will feature a variety of architectural styles and seven (7) homes to tour. Show homes will range in price from $1M and up. The homes will average 2,619 square feet and include an attached 2-car garage and a roof deck. Show builders include Ashford Homes, LLC - 2 Single Family show homes and 2 Townhouses; Homes By Gerbus, Inc. - 1 Single Family show home; and, Meierjohan Building Group - 2 Townhouses.

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 CiTiSCAPES® 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 $700,000 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 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 ten minutes from the site.

· Fountain Square, the center of Cincinnati's central business district, riverfront parks, sports complexes, and art venues, is only ten 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, Cornerstone Montessori School, 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 CiTiSCAPES® 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® new home show.

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Show Dates/Hours

Dates – Saturday, March 18th – Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

Hours - Monday – Thursday 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Friday – Sunday 12:00 Noon – 9:00 PM

Ticket Prices

Tickets are $15.00 at the gate. Discount tickets are available online at or on the Cincinnati CiTiSCAPES® app for $14.00. 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.


From I-75, I-71, or I-275 – Take I-471 South toward Newport, Kentucky, take KY-1892/Grand Avenue exit North to Monmouth Street, turn right onto Monmouth Street, turn left onto East 12th Street, turn left onto John Street, turn right onto East 13th Street, turn left onto Central Avenue, turn left onto West 14th Street and follow signs to CiTiSCAPES® parking.

GPS Address – 141 W 14th Street, Newport, KY 41071

Important Show Information

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

Food Trucks will be available at CiTiSCAPES® on most days. Check the CiTiSCAPES® website for a schedule. Restrooms are available on site. Numerous events are being planned for CiTiSCAPES® 2022. All events will be listed on the CiTiSCAPES® website

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 CiTiSCAPES®. There is a considerable amount of walking at the show and there are steps in most of the homes.

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