New Retail Building Proposed for Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington
The redevelopment of Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington continues. A new proposal for the southwest corner of Lane and Beaumont Road – an outparcel in front of Whole Foods that has been a grass lot since the re-opening of the grocery store in 2013 – calls for a one-story retail center with two storefronts.
Renderings and a site plan have been submitted to the Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning in anticipation of an eventual vote on the proposal on November 16th. The building, which would accommodate 6,623 square feet of retail space, would be oriented toward a 19-space parking lot to the west. No tenants have been announced for either of the spaces.
Justin Milam, Planning Officer for Upper Arlington, said that the board previously approved a plan for a slightly smaller building with a 13-space lot, but that was never built. He also said that Whole Foods retains control over exactly what can be built on the lot – specifically in terms of building height and the extent that any new building would block views of their store.
The new retail center would essentially serve as the eastern edge of the Shops on Lane Ave. Across the street is The Lane – a recent mixed-use project that includes apartments and a hotel – and to the east a three story mixed-use building was recently proposed at 1515 W. Lane.
Ramco Gershenson, out of Michigan, is the developer of the project, with Ford & Associates serving as the architect.
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