More Details Unveiled for Development at Summit and Fifth
The March 17th Italian Village Commission meeting promises to be an extremely busy (ie: lengthy) one, with nearly two dozen projects submitted for review. Some of the submissions are smaller, like residents in the neighborhood who want to build a privacy fence, and some of the submissions are larger, like the five-story mixed-use Burwell Heights development being planned for the southwest corner of Summit and Fifth.
Preliminary site plans for the first phase of redeveloping the property were submitted to the commission back in October for review, and developer Brad Howe will return next week with designer Shremshock Architect for conceptual review by the commission.
Howe declined the opportunity to comment on the development in its current form, saying that the project is still in an early phase and would rather wait to discuss details in a few more months.
The application for next week’s meeting shows that new construction on the site would include a four-to-five story building that fronts Fifth Avenue and the corner of Summit Street, with a smaller three-story building facing Summit. Both would be mixed-use buildings with approximately 12,600 square feet of ground floor retail space and residential units on the floors above. A separate three story building facing Greenwood Avenue (the alley to the south of the property) would include another eight townhome-style residential units. On-site parking is hidden between the buildings with a two-floor parking deck that would accomodate approximately 96 cars for retail and residents.
With the design of the development being very preliminary at this point, all details are subject to change.
Prior to construction starting, the former taxi garage on the site is home to Ohio Strength, a CrossFit gym, which plans to relocate to a permanent home when the time comes to demolish the older building.
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All visuals by Shremshock Architects.