You may have already noticed that some construction has begun on the long vacant site on the northeast corner of Hubbard and High in the Short North, but today it’s officially official. The new mixed-use apartment development known as The Hubbard has broken ground and will bring an additional 68 apartment units, 17,000 square feet of retail space, a unique tenant courtyard and a 250-space public parking garage.
The construction crews from Elford Development have already dug out the lower level of the parking garage and the foundation work is being laid.
“We’re hoping that the parking garage is going to come along first,” said Mark Wagenbrenner, President of Wagenbrenner Development who is co-developing the project along with Elford. “At 250 spaces, we know how precious that will be to the whole neighborhood.”
Barring any significant winter weather delays, Wagenbrenner expects the apartments to begin leasing in late 2013.
Several retail tenants at The Hubbard were also announced at today’s event, including a Fifth Third Bank Branch, a Snap Fitness and a Gift and Flower Shop. The latter two businesses will face Hubbard Avenue, while the bank faces High.
“We’re saving the corner unit for the right tenant,” said Wagenbrenner. “We’ve had conversations with several possible businesses, but we’re taking our time and are happy with the retail leasing given where we are with the project right now.”
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More information can be found online at www.830northhigh.com.