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Plan for Southern End of Jeffrey Park Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for Southern End of Jeffrey Park ApprovedA rendering showing the new office building, courtyard and apartments. Meyers & Associates Architecture.
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When work began on the 41-acre Jeffrey Park development in 2013, construction activity was mostly clustered along East First Avenue, the northern edge of the site. As those initial building were completed, additional phases of the project were approved and the work moved steadily south, slowly filling in the former Jeffrey Manufacturing Company site that is tucked into the southeast corner of Italian Village.

On Tuesday, the Italian Village Commission signed off on plans that will fill in one of the last remaining gaps in the development, bringing apartments and a parking garage right up to I-670, the southern edge of the site.

The plans call for a five-story, 178-unit apartment building attached to a parking garage. A five-story, 90,000-square-foot office building is also part of those plans, although the developer – Thrive Companies – has said that that portion of the development will be built after the apartments and the 490-space parking garage.

An amenity deck for residents will top the parking garage, and a central courtyard will connect up to a larger park space to the north.

A taller building – featuring several floors of apartments and as much as 140,000 square feet of office space stacked on top of a large parking garage – was proposed for the same site in 2019, but that concept was discarded earlier this year in favor of a phased approach that prioritized building the residential portion first.

Still requiring approval is a final landscape plan for the building, and a screen of some for the southern facade of the parking garage.

For more information, see www.columbus.gov.

Additional Reading: Jeffrey Park Reinvents Italian Village

Looking south toward Downtown. Meyers & Associates Architecture.
The northwest corner of the apartment building. Meyers & Associates Architecture.
A site plan showing the connection between the new building’s courtyard and other green space. POD Design.
Townhomes and apartments line a green corridor meant to connect to the development’s primary park space to the north. POD Design.
A view of the courtyard, with townhomes visible to the north. POD Design.
A covered area connecting the apartment building’s two courtyards. POD Design.
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