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13-Story Apartment Building Proposed for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren 13-Story Apartment Building Proposed for DowntownThe initial concept for the corner, as submitted to the City of Columbus. Rendering by Kephart.
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A proposal for a 13-story apartment building at 199-209 E. Broad St. will be heard by the Downtown Commission later this month.

The development would require the demolition of several interconnected buildings that have occupied the southeast corner of Broad and Young streets for many decades.

Plans submitted to the city show the facade of one of the historic buildings incorporated into the new structure. Other exterior materials include corrugated metal panels, vertical metal fins, and black glazed brick.

The proposed building would contain 133 apartments over a five-floor parking garage and ground-level retail space. The top floor would hold amenities like a clubhouse, a dog walk and a swimming pool.

The developer listed as the applicant is Edwards Communities, while the architect is Denver-based Kephart.

The proposal will be presented for conceptual review at the November 18 meeting, meaning no vote of approval will be taken.

Also on the agenda is a plan to restore the long-vacant Madison’s and White-Haines buildings at 72-84 N. High St, an effort that has already been awarded state historic preservation tax credits.

That proposal comes from Eclipse Real Estate, an affiliate – as is Edwards Communities – of the Edwards Companies, the developer responsible for Neighborhood Launch, The Nicholas, and several other downtown developments.

For more information on the Downtown Commission, including how to access the meeting virtually, see www.columbus.gov.

The proposal calls for the demolition of the two- and three-story buildings on the corner. Photo by Brent Warren.
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