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Elford Proposes Four-Story Mixed-Use Project for Lane and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren Elford Proposes Four-Story Mixed-Use Project for Lane and High
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Elford Development has proposed a four-story, mixed-use development for the southeast corner of Lane Avenue and High Streets – currently the site of a Shell gas station. The proposal, which was presented to the University Area Commission zoning committee last week, calls for 27 apartments over about 6,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor.

The apartments would range from 500 to 600 square feet, and the retail would be divided into three storefronts. Submitted plans show a small parking lot behind the building that would accommodate nine cars.

Mike Fitzpatrick of Elford stressed that the project is very much in its conceptual stage.

“This was a very preliminary presentation as we wanted to get (the committee’s) input and feedback very early in our development process,” he explained. “Our plan was well-received and, as expected, our ability to locate and secure adequate parking in the area is very important to make it happen.”

The project will go before the University Area Review Board on November 21st for a conceptual review.

If it is eventually approved, the development would join OSU’s North Residential District building plan and the View on High, a mixed-use project planned for the former Wendy’s location, as big projects likely to significantly alter the streetscape and density of both High Street and Lane Avenue.

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