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New 11-Story Building Approved Downtown

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A new 11-story mixed-use building that was unveiled last month has quickly been approved by the Downtown Commission during this morning’s monthly meeting. The project, being developed by Crawford Hoying at the Swan Cleaners site at the corner of South High and West Cherry streets, was presented last month for conceptual review, and re-presented today for approval with minor changes to the overall plan.

“There have been some tweaks to the elevations and a little more information and detail on parking,” stated project architect Michael Bongiorno, Director at DesignGroup. “We originally planned for 22 spots, but we’re doing 40 now with a lift system.”

Bongiorno added that representatives with Crawford Hoying are also having conversations with the Rich Street Garage next door to accomodate additional parking for residents and visitors to the building. Once completed, the new building will contain 120 apartment units, approximately 2,100 square feet of ground floor retail facing High Street and Pearl Street, and 60 indoor bike parking spaces.

Additional design and material choices were discussed briefly, and the project was approved unanimously by the Downtown Commission.

“We still have some homework to do, but I think we’re looking at spring to start demolition,” stated Russ Hunter, Design Director at Crawford Hoying. “Once we start demolition, it’s full speed ahead. This is probably a 14 to 16 month build out process.”

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For more information, visit www.crawfordhoying.com.

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