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First Look: Brunner Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Brunner BuildingPhotos by Brent Warren.
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Work is wrapping up at the Brunner Building, a six-story mixed-use project at 940 N. High St. On the first floor, clothing retailer THREAD opened last month and the build-out for Ampersand Asian Supper Club next door has started.

Workers have moved into the second-floor office space and about half of the 33 apartments in the building – and all of the penthouse units – have already been spoken for, according to Tyler Puhl, Leasing Director for the Wood Companies.

“It’s leasing well, especially the higher end units,” he said. “There has been interest in those since we first put them out there…the views are incredible, so I think people are willing to lock those down in advance.”

The remaining one and two-bedroom units range from 850 to 1,270 square feet and will rent for between $1,750 to $2,995 a month.

Work is still ongoing on a sixth-floor amenity space that occupies the entire High Street frontage of the building and offers access to an outdoor terrace with views of downtown and the Short North below.

Some exterior details also remain to be completed, including a marquee-style canopy above the front entrance. Puhl said that the choice of cast stone and granite for the facade, as well as the entryway’s terrazzo floor, all reflect the company’s emphasis on quality materials that will stand the test of time.

A parking garage for residents is accessed from the alley behind the building.

The Brunner is one of four significant developments opening around the same time in the Short North, including the Wood Companies’ Hubbard Park Place development. That project is just a little bit behind the Brunner Building, with the first residents scheduled to move in in about a month.

Other Wood Companies projects in the neighborhood include the nine-story office building at 711 N. High St. (currently under construction), a five-story parking garage wrapped by residences in Italian Village (scheduled to break ground next month), and the six-story Parkside on Pearl project (approved by the Italian Village Commission, but still without a timeline for construction).



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