Kaufman to Develop 78 Apartments and Condos in The LeVeque Tower
Local firm Kaufman Development announced today plans to build out 78 residential units inside the historic LeVeque Tower. The LeVeque has been undergoing renovations since new owners Tower 10 purchased the building back in 2011, which includes exterior repairs, sidewalk upgrades around the building, a brand new lobby, updated offices and a 150-room Autograph Collection Hotel. The residential component is the final piece of the LeVeque’s transformation.
“I started having conversations with Bob Meyers of Tower 10 almost a year ago,” explained Brett Kaufman, Owner of Kaufman Development. “Bob’s enthusiasm for redeveloping The LeVeque into something that is reflective of its iconic architecture and history was something we were immediately attracted to.”
The 78 residential units from Kaufman will be housed in the top 24 floors of the building, making it the tallest residential building in the state of Ohio. The units include a mix of apartments for rent and condos for sale, with apartments ranging from 750 to 2400 square feet in size. Condominium units are customizable for residents who might want a full-floor penthouse or a multi-floor unit with views that look out over the city.
“We will ensure the amenities are befitting a building of this stature and the views from each unit will be unparalleled,” said Kaufman. “The work that CDDC and others are doing with the Scioto Greenways project will ensure not only will residents have panoramic views of the city, but can take in all 33 acres of newly developed greenspace and a completely repaired riparian experience.”
While Kaufman Development has kept quite busy Downtown with ongoing construction at 250 High and plans already in the works to build a new 17-story building at Columbus Commons, the renovation of an existing structure is something a little more unique to the company.
“I’ve done renovations on a smaller scale, but nothing to this magnitude,” he stated. “We are very fortunate to have partners like Tower 10 who have already done all the heavy lifting from the historic renovation standpoint. They’ve completed all of the exterior, lobby and infrastructure work, so we’ll have clean floors ready to for us to come into and build out.”
Kaufman will begin construction work immediately, expecting to be able to start moving residents into the building as early as Spring 2016.
“Columbus residents will now have the opportunity to call the LeVeque Tower home,” said Don Casto of Tower 10. “We are excited to partner with Kaufman Development as we take this next step in the process of renewing this magnificent structure.”
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