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NRI Adding 120 More Apartment Units to Arena District

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Flats II (left) and a new parking garage (right). Click to enlarge for more detail.

Nationwide Realty Investors (the development arm of Nationwide Insurance) is filling in yet another surface parking lot in the Arena District. A new five-story 120-unit apartment building has been proposed to sit facing The LC Pavilion across Neil Avenue. The apartment development is being called Flats II, which will complement two similar buildings (Flats on Vine) located just north on the other side of the railroad tracks.

The 120 unit building will contain a mix of 91 one-bedroom units and 29 two-bedroom units ranging from 600 square feet to 1292 square feet. Amenities include a clubhouse, pool and fitness room shared with the rest of the Flats on Vine units. The building is designed by Sullivan Bruck Architects.

“NRI is working on projects in other markets as well as in other parts of Central Ohio, but the area in and around Downtown is definitely the most active right now,” said Brian Ellis, President of Nationwide Realty Investors, during an interview in April on the state of NRI’s residential development. “We have as much momentum right now in the Arena District as we’ve ever had.”

Flats II is expected to be approved by the Downtown Commission on August 28th and construction should begin in September. First occupancy of the building is planned for Fall 2013.

More information can be found online at www.flatsonvine.com.

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