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Four-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for Old North Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Four-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for Old North ColumbusRenderings via Berardi + Partners, as submitted to the City of Columbus.
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A four-story mixed-use development has been proposed for the corner of Wilcox and North High Streets in Old North Columbus. The project would require the demolition of three existing buildings – a two-story office building at 2500 N. High St., the former Andy’s Carryout building just to the south, and a single family home at 28 Wilcox St.

A fourth building, a two-story row house at 9-17 E. Tompkins St., would be renovated under the proposal.

The new building would hold 30 two-bedroom apartments and about 5,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the first floor. A total of 37 parking spaces would be provided for residents, along with 15 additional spots for the commercial uses, which would be located in a surface lot on Wilcox.

The plan will be reviewed by the University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) at its June 28 meeting. It is scheduled as a conceptual review, meaning no vote will be taken.

Berardi + Partners is the architect for the project and will be presenting to the board on Thursday. The property owner is listed as Verge Development LLC.

Also on the UIDRB agenda for conceptual review this month is a second iteration of the proposal from Borror Properties for the former Patrick J’s/White Castle Site at 2711 N. High St.

Buckeye Real Estate will also be bringing its plan for 99 E. 11th Ave. to the board for approval. The original proposal, which called for the demolition of five houses along East 11th, has been revised. The original buildings will now be preserved and a new eight-unit building constructed in the rear of the property.

Stay tuned to CU for additional updates on these projects.

The site of the proposed development. Photos by Brent Warren.

This building on Tompkins would be preserved.

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