Apartments Proposed for Prominent Corner in Bexley
A proposal from Schottenstein Property Group would bring 26 apartments to a prominent Bexley corner that has been a grass lot for years. The proposed building, at the northwest corner of Main Street and Parkview Avenue, features four levels of apartments over a one-level parking deck that would be partially below grade. A 3,000 square foot space on the first floor is slated for potential office, retail or amenity space.
The development, dubbed Parkview House, will be reviewed by the Bexley Planning Commission at its next meeting on February 22nd.
Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler said the proposal has the potential to add to what is already a “walkable and vibrant” stretch of Main Street.
“We are actively looking to expand housing options, particularly for empty nesters,” added Kessler, “and this proposal makes great use of a former gas station site on Main.”
The product type does seem to be aimed at empty nesters, with all 26 apartment units having two bedrooms, some with an additional room described as a den. They range in size from 1,600 to just under 2,000 square feet.
Parking for 45 cars would be provided in the garage, which would be accessed through the existing apartment complex just to the north. The submitted application also mentions the possibility of adding on-street parking along Parkview.
The proposal comes as construction is underway on two high-profile developments on Main; a four-story mixed-use building at Cassidy Avenue, and a two-story Giant Eagle Market District at the site of the old Bexley City Hall.
Kessler is bullish on the market for additional residential development on the street.
“Our corridor continues to infill with more restaurants and the top-notch Market District that is underway, and with the continuing wealth of cultural programming at Capital University on Main,” he said. “I think the demand for urban living opportunities on Main Street will naturally continue to increase.”
Renderings via Lusk Architecture & Fehér Architecture.