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Third and High Project Going Back to Commission

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A proposal to build a five-story mixed-use building at the northwest corner of Third Avenue and High Street will be back in front of the Victorian Village Commission tonight.

The development, which was first proposed in early 2017, would replace the building that once held the Little Dreamers Big Believers daycare and Yoga on High.

Although the overall concept remains the same – four floors of apartments above ground-level retail – the design has been updated and the total number of residential units reduced.

The project now calls for 113 apartments, with a bed count of 163. Parking on the first floor and basement level would hold 160 cars while retail would take up about 8,600 square feet of space. The previous proposal called for 166 apartments and 146 parking spaces.

Chris Corso, of Concept Equity Development, said that the retail portion of the building will feature a “hotel lobby style environment that blends in with a Corso Ventures restaurant/bar concept.”

The new restaurant would have “the same feel and ambiance as Forno,” he added.

Corso Ventures is the company behind a number of bars and restaurants in the Short North, including Forno, the Pint House, and the Short North Food Hall.

Concept Equity is partnering with Preferred Living on the project.

Also scheduled to be heard at tonight’s commission meeting is a new three-story building at 85 W. Third Ave., as well as design changes to the Pizzuti Companies’ approvedsix-story residential building at 40 W. First Ave.

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