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New Grandview Mercantile Proposal Has Expanded Footprint, Shorter Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Grandview Mercantile Proposal Has Expanded Footprint, Shorter BuildingsRenderings by Lupton Rausch.
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What started as a 12-story proposal for the Grandview Mercantile site in the Short North – and was subsequently reduced to ten stories – now stands at four, although the footprint of the project is being expanded significantly.

The latest proposal from the Pizzuti Companies, which will be presented to the Victorian Village Commission this evening, calls for two buildings – a four-story office and retail building at the corner of West First Avenue and High Street, and a six-story residential building next door.

The office building would replace the existing Grandview Mercantile building, while the proposed residential building would require the demolition of the one-story ImproveIt! office complex at 40 West First Avenue. Both of the new buildings would top out at just over 70 feet tall.


Parking would be provided in a 122-space parking garage located in the basement of the residential structure, which would hold approximately 100 units.

Also undergoing revisions is a proposal from Kaufman Development to build on the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers site just to the north of the Pizzuti project. The Victorian Village Commission held a special meeting to discuss the latest iteration of the development on January 5th, and the project is back on the agenda for tonight’s meeting.

City staff said they were unsure whether or not Kaufman would be presenting to the commission again tonight or would wait to return next month with revisions based on feedback received at last week’s meeting.

Renderings by Lupton Rausch.

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