New 10-Story Building Proposed at Long & Fourth Downtown
Local developer Continental Realty will present a plan to the Downtown Commission this morning, which seeks to demolish a six-story building and a two-story building located at the intersection of Long Street and Fourth Street Downtown, and fill the site with a 10-story building that would contain a parking deck, apartment units, and ground-floor retail.
The City of Columbus, which currently owns the property, announced plans last year to solicit development proposals for 174-182 East Long Street, which includes two neighboring surface parking lots. The six-story building is currently home to the soon-to-be-relocated offices of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.
Prior to the request for proposals going out, the City of Columbus had been in early discussions with Continental, who had some preliminary plans to erect a fifteen story mixed-use building containing a 700-space parking deck topped with residential units. The plans were uncovered in an online promotional video for the Continental Centre building, located at 150 East Gay Street, which states that the new parking garage would have spaces available for tenants in that office building.
Both of the buildings proposed for demolition are over 95 years old. The six-story building located at 174 East Long Street was originally built in 1912, while the adjacent two-story building at 182 East Long Street was constructed in 1920.
The proposed project will receive its first conceptual review at today’s January 26th Downtown Commission meeting.
All renderings via Ford & Associates Architects.