Campus Partners Planning Expansion of South Campus Gateway
Campus Partners plans to solicit proposals this fall for a seven-acre mixed-use development just south of their South Campus Gateway project. The land to be developed would include the Wendy’s at the corner of East 9th Avenue and North High Street and most of the block east of High between 8th and 9th avenues.
Erin Prosser of Campus Partners said that the plan is to rezone the parcels this summer; a mixed-use building that closely matches the scale and architectural style of the existing Gateway buildings is envisioned for the High Street frontage, while the rest of the block would be residential.
A three-story apartment building just south of the Wendy’s site – a Community Housing Network (CHN) property that houses the formerly-homeless – is likely to be demolished to make way for the new development. Prosser said that Campus Partners has been working with CHN to identify another site that would meet their needs.
After the zoning is secured, Campus Partners plans to issue a request for proposals in the fall, with the goal of selecting a private developer or team of developers to oversee the project.
Campus Partners – in the news of late with the recent purchase of two carryouts on North 4th Street – also owns a number of properties on the west side of High Street, but those buildings would not be included in the request for proposals.
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