Mixed-Use Development Planned for Former Apartment Complex in Whitehall
The City of Whitehall announced today that it has chosen Continental Real Estate Companies as the developer of a prime 20-acre site at the southwest corner of East Broad Street and Hamilton Road.
Also revealed are preliminary plans for the site and a rendering of the proposed development, which will include residential, commercial and office uses as well as a large central green space.
Gail Martineau, Whitehall Community Affairs Coordinator, said that plans for the first phase of the project call for “approximately 240 one- and two-bedroom units,” but that the total square footage or a breakdown of office and commercial space has yet to be finalized.
“This is really the first stage, in which we’re unveiling the vision for development,” said Martineau. “There is a lot more work to be done.”
The site was previously home to the Commons at Royal Landing, a 270-unit apartment complex that had deteriorated over the years and was the source of many police calls, according to the city administration. White Hall City Council approved the purchase of the site earlier this year, and released a Request for Proposals for its redevelopment soon after.
A committee consisting of the administration, council and the Whitehall Community Improvement Corporation (WCIC) chose Continental as the developer after a review process that included interviews with several applicants.
“Whitehall is a burgeoning community that significantly benefits from its location within I-270 and its proximity to both the John Glenn Airport and downtown Columbus,” said Continental Chairman Frank Kass, in a statement. “With forward thinking city leadership, Whitehall is poised to become the next great redevelopment story and we’re pleased to partner with them to serve the needs of a growing office and residential population.”
The proposal will be presented to the community tonight, at a public meeting to be held at the Whitehall City Hall at 7pm.
For more information, visit www.whitehall-oh.us.