15-Story Building Proposed for Downtown
A new proposal calls for replacing a surface parking lot in a key location Downtown with a 15-story building.
The building, at 100 N. High St., would hold 152 residential units over a multi-level parking garage that appears to have room for well over 350 cars. The building would also feature some commercial space on the first floor and a rooftop pool for residents.
Eclipse Real Estate Group, an affiliate of the Edwards Companies, has submitted the project to the Downtown Commission. It will get an initial review from the board at its next meeting, on July 27.
The size of the parking garage in the proposed building is likely related to the buildings next door – Edwards Companies also controls the long-vacant Madison’s and White-Haines buildings at 72-84 N. High St. and is in the process of renovating them.
Site plans submitted as part of the commission packet show a tunnel connecting the basement level of the garage to the White-Haines building to the south. The garage in the new building would provide parking for both projects, much like the large garage in the Nicholas building at 12 W. Gay St. also serves the renovated Citizens building across the street via an underground tunnel (they are both Edwards Companies projects).
The site of the proposed building has been a parking lot for decades. A 2015 proposal from the previous owner of the parcel – the Day Companies – that called for a 12-story hotel to be built on the site never came to fruition.
For more information on the Downtown Commission, see www.columbus.gov.