New Concept Presented for Mixed-Use Development at Hubbard and High
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In March, the owners of Haiku and representatives from Elford Development met with the Italian Village Commission for preliminary input on potential infill at the southeast corner of Hubbard and High, a prominent Short North corner currently occupied by a private surface parking lot. The Commission provided their feedback on appropriate uses for that site, and today we’ve gotten a first look at one of several designs that are being considered.
“Basically, this is a study that we’ve put together for the development team,” explained Amy Karnes, the Marketing and Business Development Director at WSA Studio, a locally-based architecture firm. “I know that there is at least one other additional design floating around, so this is just one concept.”
The WSA design features a six-story building that would include a ground-floor parking garage in the back and retail space fronting High Street. Floors two, three and four would be built as commercial office space and floors five and six would contain residential space — a total of 12 condominium units.
“Our design also includes a rooftop terrace,” added Karnes. “It would be a shared amenity space for both office and residential users.”
The addition of more Class-A office space in the Short North marks a continuation of an ongoing trend, driven by both demand for office users in the popular district, as well as tax incentives provided by the City of Columbus to create more centrally-located jobs.
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All renderings provided by WSA Studio — www.wsastudio.com.