New Renderings for Olympic Development UnveiledApril 22, 2015 3:00 pm Brent Warren
New renderings showing the latest, revised plan for the former Olympic Pool site in Clintonville were revealed last night at a neighborhood meeting. Developer Kyle Katz, whose initial proposal for the site faced criticism from some in the neighborhood for its density and potential to cause traffic and parking headaches, said that he was pleased by the response to the new design from those in attendance.
“I considered it to be a very positive meeting overall,” he said. “When we unveiled the new architecture, there were a lot of smiles.”
The new design breaks up the facade of the building with three courtyards facing Indianola Avenue, and reduces the amount of commercial space from 19,000 to 5,000 square feet. It also pares down the residential component, going from 152 to 115 apartment units.
“What we like about the new layout,” Katz added, “is that someone driving down Indianola will experience three related buildings, not one single structure… and that the wings that stretch toward Indianola are now more narrow than the AT&T building across the street.”
The meeting was hosted by Positively Clintonville, a relatively new group that recently hosted a similar meeting about Northstar Realty’s proposal for the corner of North Broadway and High Street.
The project now moves to the zoning committee of the Clintonville Area Commission, who will vote on the proposal at their May 5th meeting before it moves on to the full commission on May 7.
Katz said they are hopeful that, if the project is approved by the Clintonville groups and the city’s Development Commission, a fall groundbreaking may be possible, in which case the development could be completed by summer of 2016. Katz is developing the project with Crawford Hoying.
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Renderings via m+a architects.