Apartments and Retail Proposed for Vacant Lot in East Franklinton
A three-story apartment building has been proposed for the northwest corner of West State and South Mill streets in East Franklinton. The project would feature 13 one-bedroom units and a 1,140-square-foot corner retail space.
The East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) will weigh in on the proposal at its meeting later today. The developer is Shawn Kichline of Oxide Real Estate Development.
Documents submitted to the city include a conceptual rendering, floorpans and a “parking proposal” that lays out the case for not providing any off street parking within the footprint of the development.
“The proposed project is designed to appeal to residents that are drawn to and/or are already using alternative transportation options,” the document read. “Oxide will employ various initiatives to further encourage the use of these transportation alternatives and is committed to ensuring parking demand is met for the project’s residents to avoid any adverse impact to the neighborhood.”
Those initiatives will include providing off-street parking options for residents, either on nearby lots or in one of the two large parking garages being constructed in the neighborhood (one as part of the Gravity project, the other at River and Rich).
The EFRB will ultimately decide whether to approve the project – and its 19-space parking variance – or to ask for changes. The staff report to the board prepared by City of Columbus staff recommended tabling the proposal and requesting that “some parking for residents” be added.
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