A new development plan application was submitted to the City of Upper Arlington last night for a proposed mixed-use development for a recently approved “community entertainment district” located along Lane Avenue. The proposal calls for a new 118-room Cambria Suites hotel, 106 luxury apartments, 13,000 square feet of office space and 13,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space.
The new development would sit directly across the street from the recently renovated Shops on Lane Avenue development that houses multiple retail and restaurant destinations, and will soon have a newly rebuilt and expanded Whole Foods store.
“This is the kind of mixed-use development that fits in well with the City’s long-term goal of maximizing our commercial districts,” said Upper Arlington Deputy City Manager of Economic Development, Matthew Shad. “The project would also generate substantial income, bed and property tax revenue to enhance city services and schools.”
There has been quite a bit of discussion about the development already, with some nearby residents voicing concerns over additional liquor permits being granted for the area, as well as major changes to parking and traffic patterns. To read more of the ongoing discussion, click here: Upper Arlingon Entertainment District / Parking Issues on Lane Avenue.