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175-Unit Apartment Building Among New Proposals Submitted for Italian Village

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Snyder Barker Investments, the local developer behind Aston Place in Victorian Village and the Broadview in Fifth by Northwest, has submitted a proposal to the Italian Village Commission to redevelop two large parcels currently occupied by Acorn Distributors, a janitorial and foodservice supply company.

The plan calls for demolishing the existing 50,000 square foot warehouse building at 324 E. Second Ave. and replacing it with a 175-unit apartment building, a parking garage, a swimming pool, and nine townhomes.

The second parcel, located immediately to the east, holds an older warehouse building. Portions of that building may be renovated, according to the application. Both parcels together add up to 4.25 acres.

Jason Snyder of Snyder Barker said that they want to get feedback from the commission before commenting on the project, adding that the design is still very much in the conceptual stage.

Also on this month’s agenda is the Columbus Electrical Works building at 777 N. Fourth St., which local developer Kevin Lykens purchased last year. The submitted application is for a rezoning to permit commercial uses on the first floor with residential units above.

Lykens said that the building is still under lease to Columbus Electrical Works, and that the proposal is preliminary.

Lykens’ Budd Dairy project is also going back before the commission. Approval is being sought for the renovation of both the historic dairy building, at 1086 N. Fourth St., and the warehouse building behind it.

The Italian Village Commission meeting is scheduled for June 20 at 6 p.m., at 50 W. Gay St.

All photos by Brent Warren.

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