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Casto Project in Franklinton Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Casto Project in Franklinton ApprovedVisuals by Kelley Design Co., provided by CASTO.
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Casto’s long-planned development in East Franklinton cleared its latest hurdle earlier this month, winning a vote of approval from the East Franklinton Area Review Board. The project features a pair of five-story buildings fronting Rich Street, two three-story buildings on either side of Lucas Street, and four smaller townhome buildings on the Scioto River side of the site.

The broad outline of the development remains similar to what was proposed in June – a total of 230 residential units, about 36,000 square feet of office and retail space, and a 290-space parking garage. A landscape plan for the property and further details on the materials used on the exterior of the buildings were presented at the November 15th meeting.

Also submitted for review were updated elevations and renderings showing colorful murals on multiple walls. The board approved the project unanimously.

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A representative from Casto declined to comment on a potential timeline or starting date for construction. Kaufman Development’s mixed-use project on West Broad Street is likely to be the first of the major proposed developments in the neighborhood to break ground, either late this year or early next.

Also discussed at the meeting was a proposal to build a 45-unit apartment building at 520 West Town Street. That application was tabled after a discussion of the location and screening of a parking lot on Chapel Street. The developer, Metropolitan Holdings, indicated that they would return with changes to a future meeting.

[RelatedInterview: Bryan Brown from CMHA on New East Franklinton Development]

All visuals provided via CASTO.

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