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Mixed-Use Development Proposed for State Street in Westerville

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development Proposed for State Street in WestervilleRendering and elevations by Kontogiannis & Associates.
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A proposal to build three new buildings on Westerville’s main drag has been working its way through the city’s approval process.

The new buildings would be located at 280-290 S. State St. and would replace two existing single family homes. One of the homes has been converted into an office, while the other has been vacant for a number of years, according to a staff report prepared by the city.

A three-story building with retail space on the ground floor and apartments above would be the most prominent of the three proposed buildings. A two-story residential building would face Oakland Avenue while a third building would back up to the playing fields of Westerville South High School.

In all, the proposal calls for 18 residential units, 3,600 square feet of commercial space and 45 parking spaces on 1.2 acres.

The staff report called the “overall concept…consistent with what has been envisioned for State Street and with the Neighborhood Center character area.”

City Council will weigh in on the project – which has already been approved by the Westerville Planning Commission – at its meeting on December 3.

Kontogiannis & Associates is the architect and Fifth Avenue Design Center LLC is the developer.

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