Lane Avenue Continues to Grow Taller in Upper Arlington
When the five-story mixed-use development known as “The Lane” (most popularly known as the home of Hudson 29) was completed in 2013, the landlocked suburb of Upper Arlington began to grow taller. That trend looks like it will continue with a handful of new proposals currently in the pipeline.
The latest is another five-story mixed-use proposal from Continental Real Estate located next door to The Lane, which would add more of the same type of mix of uses: two restaurant concepts from J. Liu, a 100-room Hilton H2 hotel, 80 apartment units, and a three-level parking deck.
“There was a neighborhood meeting a few weeks ago, and the developer is hoping to send that plan for the May zoning meeting,” said Justin Milam, a Planning Officer with the City of Upper Arlington. “They’ll go through rezoning first, and come back later with a development plan with more details.”
Preliminary plans for the new building show that it would sit further back into the neighborhood than The Lane, which Milam said was a concern brought up at the meeting. A new access road from Westmont Boulevard would provide access to the parking garage, which would include one floor underground and two floors above grade. The northern end of the building would contain five floors of residential units while the south end facing Lane Avenue would include four stories of hotel units over ground floor retail, which is designated on site plans as two individual restaurant spaces.
“Based on the community meeting, I think the project was well received over all,” said Milam. “There were a couple of concerns, and the development team will likely go back and implement some changes before formally presenting the plans in May.”
If approved, the new development would require the demolition of a two story office building facing Lane Avenue, and five single-family homes facing Westmont Boulevard.
Meanwhile, the seven-story Gateway project that we reported on last month is schedule to go in front of the Zoning Board for review on April 11th. That project (rendering below) calls for 42 apartments, 38 for-sale condos and a floor of office space over ground-floor retail with a 220-car parking deck.
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Arlington Gateway rendering via m+a architects. Lane Avenue development renderings via Meyers & Associates.