Revised Pearl Street Project Moving Forward in Italian Village
Borror Properties’ 848 North Pearl Street project received conditional approval on Tuesday from the Italian Village Commission. The latest iteration of the development – which was first brought to the commission in September of last year – is five stories (down from six), and will house 14 for-sale condos with parking for 18 cars.
Also included in the project is a piece of public art – “200 Tiles,” which the Short North Alliance commissioned in 2012 as part of the city’s bicentennial celebration. The piece will be mounted on an exterior wall near the northwest corner of the building. It will be at street level, with an overhang offering limited protection from the elements.
Jeff Baur, Executive Vice President of Borror Properties, said that some of the condo units were reduced in size and some parking spaces removed in order to accommodate the reduction in height of the building. Although the commission’s approval is conditional upon further review of the exterior architecture, the thumbs-up this week means that Borror can move forward with more detailed planning for the project.
Across the street from 848 Pearl, construction on Borror’s Prescott and Pearl building is “moving along well,” according to Baur. He said they hope to see the first residents moving in to the 24-unit building on September 1st.
Also, across High Street in Victorian Village, site work has begun on their 54-unit apartment building at the corner of Dennison and Starr. Vertical construction should start within the month on the building, which has been dubbed “the Jerome” and will sit north of 12 townhomes and four carriage houses also planned for the site.
In other news from Borror, they opened an office at 864 North High Street last Friday that will be handling leasing and sales for their many projects in the Short North.
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Renderings via Klema + Borror and DesignGroup.