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Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from Northstar

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from NorthstarRendering by Schooley Caldwell Associates.
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The pace of development in Italian Village shows no signs of slowing any time soon. Wood Companies has proposed a five-story mixed-use building for 940 North High Street – the concept will be presented at tomorrow’s Italian Village Commission meeting, where commissioners will also weigh in on Borror Properties’ six-story Pearl Alley proposal.

Both projects are classified as conceptual reviews and are likely to return to the commission in future months after feedback is given on the initial designs.

The Wood Companies project calls for the demolition of two existing single-story buildings, both set back from High Street with parking lots in front. The new building would feature three full floors of apartments above first floor retail – a fifth floor would hold a rooftop terrace over-looking High Street with two penthouse units in the rear.

Photo by Walker Evans.

Photo by Walker Evans.

All told, the building would hold 26 residential units, two retail storefronts of about 2,000 square feet each, and just under 40 parking spaces in the rear of the first floor and in a basement garage.

A conceptual rendering shows a traditional design with nods to the many historic brick buildings lining both sides of High Street in the Short North. It is also similar to the four-story Wood Companies Building across the street, in which the developer added three stories of apartments to existing first-floor retail.

Asked if the design is meant to mirror that building, Wood Companies President Mark Wood said; “we think the design will complement the building across the street, but will certainly have its own personality.”

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