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New Plan for Maennerchor Site Would Preserve Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Maennerchor Site Would Preserve BuildingsView from High Street of the existing buildings. Photo by Brent Warren.
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The Brewery District Commission will hear a new plan for 966 S. High St. at its December 6 meeting.

The new proposal calls for renovating the two-and-a-half story brick building that served as the original home of the Columbus Maennerchor, along with the one-story section that was later added in front of the building. A 1,485-square-foot addition and a small parking lot would be constructed on the north side of the building.

Renderings submitted to the City of Columbus also show a three-story building on the north end of the site that is labeled as “proposed future development.”

The site has drawn plenty of interest since it was put up for sale by Columbus City Schools last fall. Although Galbreath Properties won the auction to purchase the parcels, the developer later pulled out of the deal after a plan to demolish the existing building was not well-received by the commission.

The new proposal will be presented as a conceptual review, meaning no vote will be taken. The applicant is listed as Mark Ours, of Mode Architects.

Also scheduled to be heard at the meeting is an update on plans for the former Hoster Brewing Company/Wasserstrom Company complex, although no formal application has been submitted for that site.

A massing model shows the existing site. All visuals by Mode Architects.

The proposed addition and parking lot.

Proposed future site development.

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