Mixed-Use Development Planned for Historic Dublin
Although much smaller in scale than the ambitious project proposed for the east side of the Scioto River, last night’s public meeting in Dublin also saw the unveiling of a mixed-use retail, office and condominium project that will attempt to add density and parking directly to the city’s historic core.
Gerry Bird of OHM presented the plan for a one-acre site north of Bridge Street, between Blacksmith Lane and Riverview street – just west of the river and just south of the landing site for a proposed pedestrian bridge that would lead to a park and large mixed-use development on the other side.
The project, which is currently moving through the design-review process, would consist of two buildings containing 27 condominiums.
A retail or restaurant space would anchor the first floor of the southern-most building, facing Bridge Street, and offer potential patio space overlooking the river. Office space would sit above the restaurant, and three floors of residential would extend to north, spread over the two buildings.
Both buildings would feature a lower level parking garage accessed from the rear that would not be visible from either Bridge Street or Blacksmith Lane.
In his presentation at the meeting, Bird said that he hoped the development matched the vision laid out in Dublin’s Bridge Street Corridor plan, and that the buildings would blend with the character of the area.
“The concept is to be contextual for Dublin, to be more residential in scale, utilizing stone and brick materials..and to feature a variety of roof forms.”
He added that he hopes to start construction in the fall of 2014.
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