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Six Story University District Proposal Returns for Review

Walker Evans Walker Evans Six Story University District Proposal Returns for ReviewAll renderings by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture / CA Ventures.
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A new plan to replace the Dollar Tree building at the intersection of High Street and Seventh Avenue has resurfaced exactly one year after when it was first proposed to the University Area Review Board in April 2015. The six-story project would include 156 apartments, 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail along High Street, and 188 parking spaces — up from the original plan for 140 parking spaces.

The overall design of the building appears to be relatively unchanged from last year’s proposal. Apartment dwellers would have access to second-floor amenities that include a lawn deck, pool and hot tub, as well as an indoor fitness center.

Members of the University Area Review Board will be conceptually reviewing the project’s details at the upcoming April 21st meeting.

Meanwhile, the nearby South Campus area remains a hotspot for development, with a new six-story building planned to replace the Taco Bell at High & Ninth, a renovation of an existing building next door to Taco Bell, a new Columbus Metropolitan Library branch across the street, and a seven-acre mixed-use development on High between Eighth and Ninth that includes a five-story retail and apartment building fronting High Street, replacing the former Wendy’s.

All renderings by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture / CA Ventures.

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