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More Details Unveiled for New Five-Story Short North Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Details Unveiled for New Five-Story Short North BuildingRenderings via Jonathan Barnes Architecture & Design.
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A local development team returned to the Victorian Village Commission last night to present new details and visuals for a five-story building proposed for the northwest intersection of Third Avenue and High Street in the Short North. The project was first unveiled in January as a potential replacement for a single-story commercial building, but no renderings were made available at that point in time.

“Generally, the Commission was pretty pleased with the design, height and massing,” stated Victorian Village Commissioner Marc Conte. “We just had some comments about the design, mostly limited to the choice of materials and the walls of some of the balconies.”

Conte said the Commission would also like to get a clearer picture on the type of retail that will go into the 9,000 square feet of space on the ground floor to make sure that the parking provided in the building would be a good fit for restaurant use or retail store use.

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In its current iteration, the mixed-use building would include 166 apartment units on the upper floors, mostly consisting of one-bedroom and studio units. The building would accommodate 146 parking spaces on the ground floor and basement level. The upper floors also feature an interior courtyard.

The project is being proposed as a collaborative effort between Concept Equity Development, founded by Chris Corso and Mark Smith, and Preferred Living.

Conte added that the Commission expect the development team to return — likely next month — with more information on material, lighting and signage. The current commercial building on the site is home to Little Dreamers Big Believers daycare and Yoga on High, the latter of which has announced plans to relocate sometime in 2018.

Renderings via Jonathan Barnes Architecture & Design.

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