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Apartments Proposed for Fulton Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Proposed for Fulton Street DowntownThe initial design proposal for 340 E. Fulton St. Rendering by Shremshock.
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Fairfield Homes, a Lancaster-based developer, will bring a plan for a four-story apartment building to the Downtown Commission this week.

The proposal calls for a 66-unit building at 340 E. Fulton St., the former site of the Ohio Democratic Headquarters. The building would feature a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and be served by a 63-space parking garage.

The company bought the 0.74-acre parcel in September for $1.95 million. The existing two-story office building on the site was built in 1977 and is surrounded on three sides by the Market Mohawk Apartments.

Joseph Wickham, Director of Development for Fairfield Homes, said that the company is still in the “early stages of determining the rents and rent restrictions” for the project, but is planning on 80% of the units being affordable to households making 60% or less of the area median income. He added that “our intention is for the project to utilize tax credits.”

The commission will weigh in on the initial design of the building at its meeting on October 26, but the project will need to return to a future meeting for a vote of approval.

Also on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is a 15-story mixed-use building at 100 N. High St., as well as apartments and an office building proposed for West Nationwide Boulevard, next to Lower.com Field.

For more information on the Downtown Commission, see www.columbus.gov.

The building at 340 E. Fulton St. Photo by Brent Warren.
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