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The New Charles Development in the King Lincoln District

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  • #457393
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Stephen43215 said:
    Did the developer mention how many apartments or condos this project would include? If so whats the price range?

    I believe it was around a dozen units, but I don’t have the paperwork in front of me at the moment. No price range was mentioned. These were all technical zoning and building documents. No marketing or sales material.

    #457394

    The plan calls for mixed use…10 units, retail and office. It should be a nice quality, addition to that corner and help jump start the other revitalization and development efforts on East Long Street. The rendering looks amazing with a big WOW factor and is appropriate to the historic district. Have still not been able to get confirmation that the plans have been reviewed by the Long Street Business Assoication or Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association. Anyone know?

    #457395

    Great News! There is a plan for a big press release and news media event on October 11th – the developers plan a big splash and “event” on the project, building details and other local development projects hatching!

    #457396
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    Awesome news. The momentum is speeding up.

    #457397

    bldng4jstc
    Participant

    As someone who may be looking into the neighborhood in the future, is any neighborhood association doing any sort of initial planning? Although a vague vision or zoning may seem anti-development, I think a set vision could remove some uncertainty of designing projects like this one while providing a better urban experience.

    #457398

    Your question is spot on.

    There was a major King Lincoln District neighborhood improvement plan prepared by the City Department of Development about 7 years ago. It was sponsored by Major Michael Coleman, Boyce Safford and others and took an inventory of neighborhood assets, historic homes, the Arts, churches and both residential and commercial opportunities (both existing) and future E Long and Mt Vernon and what residents desired for future development. It took 2 years, was a collaborative effort of about 700 people and cost $50,000 to prepare and publish…very similar to Weinland Park plan.

    The take-away is that this development is consistent with (The plan)

    A major theme was additional retail, but no fast food or drive throughs, additional quality housing, market rate sngle family, apartmnents and condos and renovating existing housing stock to preserve historic character of area.

    With the Lincoln Theatre and NOBO and all the renovation believe this is covered – zoning will not allow a gas station, drive thru or factory on historic East Long Street…hope this helps

    Good luck in your search and this is a good area to consider for a home – good energy and lots of development continues to happen despite hard times in the USA

    #457399
    Caleb
    Caleb
    Participant

    And who says we are in a recession? Not Columbus! HAHAHAH sucks to be in NYC or LA :P

    #457400

    Walker – this building is incredible with retail on the first floor and going up fast in KLD/Olde Towne East area- any updates?

    #457401
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Nope. I’ve not heard anything lately about it. But I imagine it’s been approved since construction has moved forward.

    #457402
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Press Release:
    Construction of Offices and Apartments Spurs Job Creation Efforts on the Near East Side

    The building that was formerly located at 905 E. Long Street was known as the Charles and was the home of medical offices for many years. It sat vacant and in disrepair before it was demolished late last year to make way for new offices, retail and apartments. Today, Mayor Michael B. Coleman, the Affordable Housing Trust and Near East Side neighborhood leaders visited the site where construction is underway that has created more than 150 jobs.

    “This is another step in the revitalization of the historic King Lincoln District,” Mayor Coleman said. “We are creating jobs for today and building a neighborhood for future generations.”

    The new Charles is being constructed with $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds. Once the building is completed, the Affordable Housing Trust will relocate its office there, bringing eight employees. The Charles will consist of 10 apartments on the upper floors with retail and community space. The eight two-bedroom and two three-bedroom apartments will be available to low-income households.

    “The Affordable Housing Trust is very proud of the building that is currently under construction,” said AHT President Steve Gladman. “This building creates local jobs and provides 10 quality affordable housing units for moderate-income families. The Trust will be moving our offices to this building, and we are pleased to be part of the Near East Side Community.”

    Mayor Coleman was on hand two weeks ago as Near East Side residents unveiled the NoBo on Long Condominiums. The nine townhome condominiums, located at the corner of E. Long Street and N. 21st Street, are expected to be completed next summer.

    #457403
    Stephen43215
    Stephen43215
    Participant

    I love the infill happening but why low income apartments?

    #457404

    leftovers
    Member

    ^ I am guessing a requirement of the funding sources for the project.

    #457405
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    #457406
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    #457407

    News
    Participant

    Mixed-Use Development Completed in King-Lincoln District
    Published on November 9, 2012 12:25 pm
    By: Walker

    Yesterday, civic leaders including Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Councilmember Zach Klein, Affordable Housing Trust Board Chairman Donald B. Shackelford and several neighborhood leaders gathered for the dedication of the new mixed-use office, retail and apartment building at 905 East Long Street in the King-Lincoln District.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/mixed-use-development-completed-in-king-lincoln-district

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