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Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF StoreRendering via Architectural Alliance.
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When it was first announced last year that Elford Development planned to redevelop the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the corner of High Street and East First Avenue, no promises were made about the convenience store being included in the new building.

But, at Tuesday night’s Italian Village Commission meeting, it was confirmed that the store will occupy a spot at the southern end of the four-story development. Minor modifications to the design of the building were approved by the commission, including changes to the front and rear entrances of the UDF space. The overall design for the building was approved by the commission in September.

Another significant High Street project – the Stonewall Columbus renovation and addition – was back before the commission after initially receiving the group’s sign-off in February. The commission this month approved an additional element and will likely review final landscaping and lighting details for the project his summer, according to city staff.

That project has been through multiple iterations. Stonewall Columbus initially floated a plan to demolish and replace the building at 1160 N. High St. before settling on a proposal that keeps the 1950′s-era building.

Lykens Companies brought a new proposal for the Spring Cleaners site at 874 N. Fourth St. to this month’s meeting as well. The plan called for two mixed-use buildings on the corner site, one two stories and the other three stories. The development would require the demolition of three buildings, including a single family home. No action was taken on the proposal as the commission continued to express concern about the demolition of the single family home.

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