Date Completed: September 30, 2013
Category: Multi-Family Apartments
Location: North Canton, OH
North Ridge Apartments in North Canton offer modern and spacious apartment living in a convenient location. That hasn’t always been the case with the property it sits on. It began as a dilapidated trailer park.
Evergreen Mobile Home Court in North Canton had long been run down before Lemmon Development (in partnership with DeHoff Development) came upon it as potential development property. When an investor purchased the property in 2007, the mobile home park was already in bad shape. They tried to make a go of it, but things took a turn for the worse when an argument turned deadly in one of the mobile homes. The investor believed that the fatal crime deterred new residents from moving in. They were having a rough time collecting rent from the existing tenants and eventually stopped maintaining the mobile home park. It was time to sell but the property, still sat in the investor's hands when an auction buyer backed out. That’s when Bill Lemmon and Bob DeHoff met with North Canton officials about the site. They proceeded with the land purchase, clearing of the site, and construction of the complex. A modern apartment complex now serves as an amenity to the area.