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Jeffrey Park Office, Parkside on Pearl Both Heading Back to Commission

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A new plan for the final phases of the Jeffrey Park development will be heard by the Italian Village Commission this month.

In 2019, Thrive Companies proposed building a large parking garage topped by as much as 140,000 square feet of office space – and perhaps several floors of apartments – at the southern end of the 41-acre site.

The latest plan scales down the height significantly and prioritizes building the residential portion first; a five-story, 188-unit apartment building that would sit in front of a 490-car parking garage. The submitted site plan also shows an adjacent five-story, 90,000-square feet building that is labelled as “future office.”

Also set to be heard by the commission at its January 12 meeting is a new design for the Parkside on Pearl project. The development, located at the corner of East Hubbard Avenue and North Pearl Street, was first brought before the board in 2013, when it was was met with some resistance from residents in the neighborhood.

Revived in 2018, the latest plan for the project calls for a six-story building that would hold 37 apartments and one floor of office space. The new design, first seen by the commission in November, features a white exterior and corner balconies.

A vote to approve will likely be held on the Parkside on Pearl proposal, while the new Jeffrey Park plan was submitted as a conceptual review, meaning it will need to return for final approval.

For more information, see columbus.gov.

The proposed Parkside on Pearl building, with the recently-built 800 North High building in the background. Rendering by The Columbus Architectural Studio.
A map of Jeffrey Park showing the latest plans (in brown) for offices, apartments and a parking garage at the southern end of the development. Map by Meyers & Associates Architecture.
The proposed Jeffrey Park apartment building, rendering by Meyers & Associates Architecture.
Another view of the Jeffrey Park proposal, rendering by Meyers & Associates Architecture.
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