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Heyl Avenue School Site Redevelopment

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    jbcmh81
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    Maybe I missed it, but in the December development commission agenda, #2 was a “multi-unit” development for this address. Currently, the site contains the Heyl Avenue School, which I can only assume will be converted to residential, along with additional new builds on the rest of the land, similar to what will happen to Barrett Elementary. Anyone have details on this?

    Here’s the agenda excerpt:
    2. APPLICATION: Z14-045 (14335-00000-00697)
    Location: 760 REINHARD AVENUE (43206), being 2.65± acres located at
    the northeast corner of Reinhard and Heyl Avenues (010-066731;
    Columbus Southside Area Commission).
    Existing Zoning: C-4, Commercial, AR-1, Apartment Residential andR-4,
    Residential Districts.
    Request: L-AR-1, Limited Apartment Residential District.
    Proposed Use: Multi-unit residential development.
    Applicant(s): NRP Group, LLC; c/o Dave Perry, Da

    #1059235

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    From the submitted site plan it looks like the existing school building is proposed to be demolished and replaced with an apartment building along Whittier and single family homes along Reinhard, pending some type of review,

    should the conclusion of the Section 106 review process result in a decision to preserve all or a portion of the existing school building, a revised site plan and zoning action would be required

    More details at the links below,

    https://columbus.gov/bzs/zoning/development-commission/case-logs/Z14-045-760-Reinhard-Avenue-(Southside-Area-Commission)/

    https://columbus.gov/bzs/zoning/council-variance-case-logs/case-logs/CV14-047-760-Reinhard-Avenue-%28Southside-Area-Commission%29/

    #1059240

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    I hope that doesn’t happen. There is no reason to demolish a historic building that looks to be in great shape when it can be adapted. And there is enough space on the site to build an additional apartment building. Also, the large surface lot is just awful. Bad plan all around, imo.

    #1065107

    News
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    Affordable Housing Proposed for Heyl School Site on South Side
    February 26, 2015 7:00 am – Brent Warren

    A proposal to redevelop the former Heyl Avenue Elementary School on the South Side calls for demolishing the building and replacing it with 58 units of affordable housing. The plan has already received a vote of approval from the South Side Area Commission and has been granted the necessary zoning variances, although the final go-ahead awaits an Ohio Housing Finance Agency decision on whether Low-Income Housing Tax Credits will be issued.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/affordable-housing-proposed-for-heyl-school-site-on-south-side-bw1

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