Golden Bear Redevelopment to be Heard by Board
Arcadia Development will present its plan to redevelop the Golden Bear shopping center to the Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning on March 25.
The proposal, which is similar to one that was presented conceptually to the board last fall, calls for a six-story, mixed-use building to replace the one-story shopping center. The existing McDonald’s restaurant (at the corner of Fishinger Road and Riverside Drive) would remain, as would the Arby’s at 3650 Riverside Dr.
Plans submitted to the city show a total of 112 residential units above second-floor office space and first-floor retail. Parking would occupy parts of the first two levels of the building. That garage, along with lots in front of the building and to the side, would provide enough parking for 427 cars.
A memo posted to the Upper Arlington website provides some “preliminary staff comments” on the proposal, including concerns about height and sidewalk connections. The site is zoned for a maximum height of 54 feet, while the proposed building is 75 feet tall.
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