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Proposed Mixed-Use Development at Lane/High - Shell Station

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    heresthecasey
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    A little light on details right now, but plans will be presented at the UAC Zoning Committee meeting tomorrow night. Maybe Walker or Brent could attend to learn more specifics?

    “15 E. Lane Avenue – A proposed mixed use development at the southeast corner of Lane Avenue and High Street, the current site of the Shell Station.

    The applicants are developers from Elford Development. This is a preliminary meeting. No vote will be taken at this time. “

    http://universityarea.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2013-1104_zoning_agenda.pdf

    #553811
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    But where will people buy their knockoff tshirts on game day? ;)

    #553812

    News
    Participant

    Elford Proposes Four-Story Mixed-Use Project for Lane and High
    Published on November 11, 2013 4:00 pm
    By: Brent Warren

    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.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/elford-proposes-four-story-mixed-use-project-for-lane-and-high-bw1

    #553813

    InnerCore
    Participant

    Awesome looking project, kudos to Elford!

    #553814

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    Most likely it won’t see support. 9-10 spaces doesn’t meet previous recommendations/rules for the district.

    #553815
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    buckeyecpa said:
    Most likely it won’t see support. 9-10 spaces doesn’t meet previous recommendations/rules for the district.

    Hopefully a variance can be provided. If their target demographic for those units are OSU students, then there should be enough of a market to fill 27 units with young people who don’t own a car. No need to force parking that isn’t necessary.

    #553816

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Yeah, the parking requirements are just plain nonsense. The area needs to look at other ways to reduce cars in the neighborhood than strangling good, high-density projects with crazy parking requirements.

    The car culture around OSU must change.

    #553817
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    There should not be a car culture around OSU.

    #553818

    geoyui
    Participant

    Most colleges should not have a car culture.

    #553819

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    InnerCore said:
    Awesome looking project, kudos to Elford!

    This building doesn’t really look exceptional to me. What makes you enthusiastic about it?

    #553820

    anillo
    Participant

    Analogue Kid said:
    This building doesn’t really look exceptional to me. What makes you enthusiastic about it?

    It’s replacing a gas station, has retail and a 3:1 unit to parking spot ratio. Architecturally it’s not great, but it’s definitely not ugly either, which is usually a win in my book.

    #553821
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    To be fair, that is basically a rough computer sketch and they do say that the project is very much in its conceptual stage. I think they just wanted an idea on the take of the overall massing and style.

    #553822

    buckeyecpa
    Participant

    anillo said:
    It’s replacing a gas station, has retail and a 3:1 unit to parking spot ratio. Architecturally it’s not great, but it’s definitely not ugly either, which is usually a win in my book.

    That ratio means little when the spots won’t be for the units. Those spots will be for the commercial.

    #553823

    InnerCore
    Participant

    Analogue Kid said:
    This building doesn’t really look exceptional to me. What makes you enthusiastic about it?

    I tend to shy away from aesthetics and focus on function.

    It’s 4 stories and provides density that is adequate to its surroundings. Its mixed use so it doesn’t break up the flow of uses in the area. You have adequate frontage on both High and Lane creating good street level activity. There are large windows for good sunlight.

    Now people can argue over whether it should have a modern or more traditional style, whether the siding should be brick, stucco, full glazing, etc. But those are extremely personal choices and there is no way you’re going to please everyone. Is the styling a Kia Optima better than a Honda Accord? Who cares as long as they solid reliable sedans with good gas mileage.

    #553824

    InnerCore
    Participant

    buckeyecpa said:
    That ratio means little when the spots won’t be for the units. Those spots will be for the commercial.

    As it should be. It’s located on high st in campus and the units are 500 – 600 sf.

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