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LC RiverSouth - 8-Story & 10-Story Apartment Buildings at High & Rich

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    Pro Se
    Participant

    This from the Downtown Commission’s November 27 meeting agenda!

    Case #2 621-12

    Address: 221 & 203 / 213 S High Street
    Applicant: Lifestyle Communities
    Property Owner: Columbus Downtown Development Corporation
    Design Professional: Melica Architecture
    Zoning: DD (Core Sub-District)

    Request CC3359.27(D)3) CC3359.15
    Certificate of Appropriateness for
    The demolition of two buildings, 203 / 213 S High Street & 221 S High Street
    Conceptual review for a seven story building on the northwest corner of High and
    Rich Streets. The building is comprised of
    o Parking under rest of structure accessed by grade change along Rich Street.
    o Street level commercial / retail along High Street.
    o Six stories of apartments above street level.

    #520739

    Pablo
    Participant

    Good news!

    #520740
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Pro Se said:
    Design Professional: Melica Architecture

    Typo?

    http://www.meleca.com/

    #520741

    geoyui
    Participant

    isn’t de novo near the northwest corner of high and rich? Good news nonetheless!

    #520742
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Pro Se said:
    The demolition of two buildings, 203 / 213 S High Street & 221 S High Street

    Pretty sure that means these two:

    The six story building is the Trautman Building. It was studied in 2007/2008 as an artist live/work community:

    GCAC Releases Artspace Report for Columbus Project

    But in 2008, the tenants in the building were all kicked out:

    Developers kick out tenants of Trautman Building

    #520743
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    geoyui said:
    isn’t de novo near the northwest corner of high and rich? Good news nonetheless!

    They’re in the two story building just north of these two proposed for demolition and site redevelopment.

    #520744

    futureman
    Participant

    I’ve always loved the more traditional route Meleca does with design. Here’s hoping they are indeed the architect and this project moves forward.

    Being that it’s lifestyle communities gives me hope that it will actually happen in a timely manner.

    And, hurray for keeping ground floor retail!

    #520745

    Pickerington_Kyle
    Participant

    I’d take this any day, but doesn’t the 2010 action plan “suggest” a minimum of 10 or 12 story buildings along High Street?

    #520746
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Pickerington_Kyle said:
    I’d take this any day, but doesn’t the 2010 action plan “suggest” a minimum of 10 or 12 story buildings along High Street?

    Yes, but I think the plan was adopted as more of a set of guidelines and not a rulebook.

    Page 85 of the plan places the High Street and Broad Street corridors into “District A” when establishing urban form, which is where this High & Rich project fits in:

    ——————-

    The following proposed density diagram for Downtown Columbus sets three different minimum building height requirements for areas of downtown. The highest density is proposed along High Street and Broad Street (District A) and then mid-scale buildings built around this core area (District B). The rest of the downtown area reflects the current lower density neighborhood scale (District C). Using these densities and assumptions about office and residential uses, the planning team was able to forecast a potential build-out of Downtown Columbus.

    District A
    • Primary urban core / downtown commercial district
    • Highest densities
    • 10+ stories acceptable and additional height encouraged where appropriate.
    8+ stories preferred for new development
    – Primary destination for downtown office workers, some arts, retail and entertainment visitors
    – Limited residential uses on Broad of High streets, unless within higher density mixed-use buildings
    – Full transit service and walkable

    District B
    • Urban density zone – mixed retail, residential, entertainment, office district
    • Significant densities required and strong urban character
    • 5+ stories preferred for redevelopment
    – Primary destination area for downtown visitors/tourists
    – Significant residential – best location for true “urban style” living opportunities
    – Transit service in close proximity, but walkable

    District C
    • Urban neighborhood/campus zone – neighborhood residential, institutional, academic, service-oriented retail and office
    • Lower densities allowed with traditional urban character
    • 2-5 stories preferred for redevelopment
    – Primary education/medical area downtown
    – Full transit service and walkable
    – Significant residential
    – transition to adjacent neighborhoods with traditional neighborhood design
    – Some transit service, but walkable

    #520747

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    Pretty cool, hopefully it comes to fruition.

    #520748

    Pablo
    Participant

    Here’s what the Trautman Building looked like before it was covered in that hideous siding in the 1960s. I believe it was built in 1895 – another old building bites the dust. I’m glad it won’t be a parking lot…

    source: http://digital-collections.columbuslibrary.org/cml_item_viewer.php?cobj=1&CISOROOT=/ohio&CISOPTR=2689&REC=10

    #520749

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    When you walk down Wall street behind the building, you can smell mold/must smell. I’m guessing water damage is taking its toll.

    #520750

    surber17
    Participant

    I wonder what the naysayers have to say now about “why are we building a park in central downtown, there’s no way it’s going to spark development”

    #520751

    columbusmike
    Participant

    This makes perfect sense for Lifestyle to add to their RiverSouth project – and it will be a big improvement over the existing buildings there. Although, I’d like to see those aluminum panels ripped off the building to see what’s underneath.

    #520752

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    surber17 said:
    I wonder what the naysayers have to say now about “why are we building a park in central downtown, there’s no way it’s going to spark development”

    Another victory for Keynesian economics?

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