Edwards Gets Approval for Corner of Long and High Downtown
The Downtown Commission this morning approved the final piece of the Edwards Companies’ block-long development on North High Street between Gay and Long streets.
The northern portion of the project, at the corner of High and Long, will hold apartments over parking and retail.
Daniel Thomas, the city’s Urban Design Manager who administers the Downtown Commission, said that the approval today was for the external materials to be used on the corner. The first floor and parts of the upper floors will be covered in metal panels meant to resemble copper (but that will not turn green with age as copper does).
Although the facades vary across the different sections of the project, the entire development consists of one large building. A level of underground parking extends the length of the building, with additional spaces on the first and second floors.
The building, which is currently under construction, will feature ground-level retail along High Street, a total of 231 residential units, and 394 parking spaces. Amenities will include a third floor pool and courtyard as well as theater and yoga studio on the fourth floor.
When the project went before the commission in 2015, Jeff Edwards, President of Edwards Companies, said that he hoped to fill the ground floor with traditional retail — not necessarily restaurants — but as of now, no announcements have been made about future tenants.
[Related: Fast Forward: Gay and High]