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10-Story Building Proposed for Haiku Site in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren 10-Story Building Proposed for Haiku Site in Short NorthRenderings via Crawford Hoying / Moody Nolan.
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A new proposal for the corner of Hubbard and High in the Short North – the current location of local sushi restaurant Haiku – calls for a ten-story mixed-use building with over 50,000 square feet of office space, an 111-key hotel, and a ground-floor restaurant with access to a rooftop bar on the top of the building.

The project marks the first foray into the Short North for Crawford Hoying. It is being submitted to the Italian Village Commission just a day after another significant proposal was submitted by the Dublin-based developer – an 11-story mixed-use apartment building on South High downtown.

Ted Orr of Crawford Hoying said that a Moxy Hotel by Marriott franchise has already been awarded for the project, which would also contain a 146-space parking garage.

This isn’t the first time the commission will be hearing a proposal for this site – Architectural Alliance had worked with Haiku’s owners, the Liu family, on a six-story mixed-use building that was presented to the commission last summer. That proposal would’ve left the Haiku building in place, whereas the current project fills the entire parcel.

Crawford Hoying bought the half-acre lot in July for $4.1 million, according to public records. Representatives from Haiku have said that they are not yet sure if they will relocate or close, stating that the restaurant will remain open for the time being.

The ten-story proposal comes on the heels of Kaufman Development’s proposed 10-story building between Second and Price avenues, the Pizzuti Companies’ 10-story proposal for the Grandview Mercantile site, and the approved nine-story office building south of Buttles Avenue that is being developed by the Wood Companies.

Combined with all of the other projects in various stages of development, it is clear that the market for new mixed-use projects in the core of the Short North is showing no signs of slowing.

The new proposal for Hubbard and High will be conceptually reviewed by the Italian Village Commission on September 20th.

Renderings via Crawford Hoying / Moody Nolan.

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