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Proposed Three-Story Building Would Fill Gap on High Street

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A development proposal from Buckeye Real Estate aims to take advantage of a rare patch of open space along High Street in Weinland Park.

The Lantern Square apartment complex, at 1444 N. High St., currently sits about 30 feet back from the street. The plan calls for a new, three-story building to fill that space with five additional apartments over ground-floor retail.

The two existing Lantern Square buildings, which look out onto a central courtyard, would remain. Pedestrian access to the courtyard from High Street would also be maintained, by way of an opening between the two retail storefronts.

The idea to build on what is now basically a front lawn was first brought to the University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) in February. The latest iteration of the design will be presented to the board again on Thursday, after receiving a second round of feedback last month.

The proposed project is located a block north of the six-story Uncommon building, one of five significant mixed-use developments to open in the University District this fall.

Also scheduled to be heard at this month’s UIDRB meeting is a further revision of the plan for a four-story mixed-use building in Old North Columbus.

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