Six-Story Condo Building Proposed for Pearl Street in Italian Village
Borror Properties has proposed a 13-unit, six-story condo building for 848 North Pearl Street, the current site of a one-story industrial building. The proposed building would sit just north of the Hubbard parking garage and across Prescott Street from another Borror project; the recently-approved, four-story Prescott and Pearl apartment building.
Jeff Baur of Borror Properties said that while the design is still very conceptual, they are excited by the possibility of a modern, glass structure that would house high-end condominiums. He said that they have already met with neighbors on Prescott, and are on the September agenda of the Italian Village Society. The project will go before the Italian Village Commission on August 19th for a conceptual review.
Baur said that their recent experience of going through the approval process for the Prescott on Pearl project has given them a good idea of what concerns the neighborhood may have.
“We certainly understand the expectations better,” he said, adding that he thinks a number of factors – like the low unit count, the high-end nature of the development, and the plan to provide two parking spaces for each condo – will combine to lessen the impact on the adjacent residential area.
The site falls within the boundary established by the Short North Design Guidelines, a 2011 document adopted by the city to guide future development along High Street. Both the Victorian Village and Italian Village commissions have traditionally approved higher-density development for projects falling within the boundary.
Parkside on Pearl – a nearby Wood Companies project that ran into neighborhood objections but was eventually approved – also falls within the Short North Design Guidelines boundary.
Baur said that they look forward to hearing from the neighborhood, and “working through the process with them… we expect this to be a three, four, or five month process.”
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