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First Look: The Lane in Upper Arlington

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The first residents of The Lane Apartments are moving into completed units starting today, marking another milestone on this mixed-use project that also includes a Homewood Suites hotel, office space, retail and restaurant space, and a multi-story parking deck.

Stephen Brothers-McGrew, Marketing Manager for The Lane developer Crawford Hoying, says that around 30 percent of the units have already been pre-leased since that option became available in June. Prominent amenities at the development include a community courtyard, fitness center and easy walking access to the Shops on Lane Avenue, which includes a recently renovated Whole Foods grocery store.

Check out the photos below for a first look inside the new residential units.

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More information can be found online at www.thelaneapartments.com.


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  • columbusmike

    Now if the parking lot across the street could just get in-filled in some spots and add a small pocket park, it would be a real, walkable “downtown”.

    Like this:

  • Geno99

    I’ve driven by these once or twice and each time I’m a little surprised by the fact that they are there. They really drastically change the whole sense of Upper Arlington (U.A.)

    Does anyone else find it a little ironic that cities like U.A. & Dublin are suddenly embracing density and trying to look more like Columbus?

  • I don’t think it’s ironic. It really makes sense for a lot of reasons. UA is land-locked, so they have no where to grow but upward. Dublin is looking to attract a demographic that it currently doesn’t have, and are building to accomodate.

    Regardless of their reasons, it’s great news for those communities and for the region.

  • Geno99

    Fair enough, it does make sense for them. I thought there was irony in that both cities deliberately zoned themselves into the situation they’re in, if you think about it.

  • Pablo

    Walker – I can’t tell from the photos, but is the courtyard a rooftop garden above the parking garage? If it’s rooftop, is it real grass or is it artificial turf? We’ve considered using field turf (similar to a football field) in this type of application. You don’t have to worry about watering the lawn nor do you have to haul a lawn mower onto the roof.

    Overall it’s a nice project and a great addition to Lane Ave.!

  • Eugene_C

    Back when Upper Arlington was being built there were still a lot of people living in cities. So they were providing a different choice. Now there are plenty of suburbs and they’re offering more choice again. Dublin has a little less excuse, I chalk it up to inertia and the temporary cul-de-sac insanity of the 80s and 90s, but the pendulum still really hadn’t shifted back toward urban living yet, either, when Dublin exploded, but started to reach the end of its swing just as they were at peak growth. It was more bad timing on their part.

  • @Pablo – Yes, the courtyard is a few levels up (two or two-and-a-half stories) and completely separated from street sight-lines, making it very oasis-like. The grass is an artificial turf, which provided a very nice green color on a dreary gray day like yesterday. ;) The turf also seemed to have some real strong sound-absorption qualities too… very quiet in that courtyard. Like all of the echo was sucked out of it.

  • Eugene_C

    Artificial turf is a good choice. Typically low-water xeriscaping is used on roofs, but it’s not “attractive” in the traditional way and is not as durable if people are going to be walking on it.

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