New 11-Story Office Building Proposed for The Short North
Local developers at The Wood Companies and Schiff Capital Group are teaming up once again for another Short North project. The companies announced this afternoon that they plan to construct a new 11-story office building at 711 North High Street, replacing an existing public parking lot owned by the City of Columbus. The project is being referred to as a public-private partnership with the city, as the existing 45 public parking spaces will be replaced with 125 publicly-available parking spaces in the form of a new garage a block east at the northeast intersection of Lincoln and Pearl.
“This project will deliver what both the market and Short North residents are seeking,” said Mark Wood, President of The Wood Companies. “More office to add to the diversity of uses, particularly during daytime hours in the Short North, and more parking and respect for the character of the neighborhood.”
If constructed as currently planned, the new building will contain primarily Class A commercial office space, with views of Goodale Park to the west and the Downtown skyline to the south. The building is expected to include some structured parking, a ground floor retail space for a restaurant, and room for a rooftop bar/restaurant as well. The developers stated that early discussions are already under way with the Cameron Mitchell Restaurant Group to potentially operate the restaurant in addition to leasing office space for a relocated headquarters for the company.
The new parking garage located at the intersection of Lincoln and Pearl will sit in Italian Village, and will also include residences facing Lincoln Street to integrate with the existing fabric of the neighborhood.
The proposal for the new development will be presented to both Victorian Village and Italian Village commissions within the next few weeks for feedback.
The Wood Companies and Schiff Capital Group are jointly working on other developments in the Short North, including Hubbard Park Place, Parkside on Pearl, and the renovation of The Diplomat — the new name given to the historic building located at the intersection of Buttles Avenue and High Street.
All renderings provided by Lupton Rausch Architecture & Interior Design.