company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio within a five-mile
range of its apartments and townhouses. As part of the
philosophy of changing communities from within, CPO created
a unique office/campus environment to serve residents,
applicants, and the community.
A contemporary office designed for streamlined operations,
efficient production, and superior customer service was
opened in April 2003. The workspace encourages a highly
responsive customer service design that allows staff to
interact positively and effectively with clients. Visitors
are encouraged to learn more about CPO and residency requirements
by watching a brief video detailing Community Properties
housing and resident expectations.
Next to the main office sits a majestic high-rise senior
apartment building. Cambridge Arms Apartments, built in
1928, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
and is an example of Second Renaissance Revival Architecture.
Built as luxury family units in 1928, Cambridge Arms was
converted into senior housing in 1970. As part of the
Community Properties Initiative, Cambridge Arms was restored
to its original grandeur in 2005. Fifty five seniors live
in the one and two bedroom units, some who are descendants
of original residents.
Behind the main office and Cambridge Arms, located on
East Gay Street, is a newly renovated historic building
that houses the CPO Maintenance and Training Facility.
The maintenance facility enables the CPO technicians to
respond more quickly to issues in the field since they
now have a well organized parts department and efficiently
equipped shop. The Training Center allows for workshops,
workforce development, and other educational trainings
for staff and the community.
This campus concept helps reinforce the changes that CPO
is making from within to create strong supportive neighborhoods,
opportunities for educational training, and a greater
sense of community and good neighbors.