Six-Story Building Proposed for High Street Near OSU
Another mixed-use development has been proposed for North High Street near Ohio State University. This one calls for a six-story, 146-unit building with ground floor retail at the northwest corner of Eighth Avenue. An internal garage would provide parking for 129 cars.
Currently occupying the site is the former Cousins Army-Navy store and its parking lot, Lucky’s Stout House, and two small apartment buildings.
Cousins had been a south campus fixture at the spot for over 30 years, but relocated in 2018 to 2469 N. High St. after a brief closure. Lucky’s opened about 15 years ago and is still operating out of 1475 N. High St.
The two apartment buildings on Eighth are considered “contributing structures” by the city’s Planning Division. Requests to demolish such buildings are not always supported, but could be in this case “due to the high quality design of the new structure and with recognition that the size and scale of the existing buildings make it challenging to preserve the buildings and develop the site,” according to the city’s staff report.
The proposal will get its first, conceptual review by the University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) on November 19. The developer behind the project is Avenue Partners and the architect is Sullivan Bruck.
Also on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is a second six-story building across from the Ohio Union, another iteration of the long-running King and High proposal, and an updated design for an apartment development on East Ninth Avenue.
For more information, see www.columbus.gov.