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Three-Story Apartment Building Proposed for King-Lincoln District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three-Story Apartment Building Proposed for King-Lincoln DistrictRendering courtesy of Urban Land Co.
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A local developer wants to build a three-story apartment building on a tucked-away lot in the King-Lincoln District.

The 25-unit building would sit at 932 E. Gay St. and would require the demolition of one single family house. A 25-space surface lot would provide parking for the apartments, a mix of studios and small one-bedroom units.

The proposal comes from Urban Land Co, a development firm founded in 2015 by Chase Miller and Nick Harpster. The two partners, who both previously worked for Lifestyle Communities, also run a real estate management firm called Link Real Estate Group.

“We’re really excited about this project,” said Miller. “We are passionate about planning and designing high-quality urban infill projects in walkable neighborhoods…we hope people appreciate the focus on good design and are as excited about this project as we are.”

The project requires multiple zoning variances that will need to be approved by the Near East Area Commission, including one for parking (code calls for one-and-a-half spaces per unit) and one for height (code allows for 35 feet while the proposed building is just over 41 feet tall).

Its location, at the northwest corner of North 18th and East Gay Streets, puts it in close proximity to the multi-building Columbus Scholar House project.

The building would mark the second development project from Urban Land Co. The first is a set of five for-sale townhomes with detached garages in Merion Village. Construction has started on the project, which is located at 34 E. Moler St. and has been dubbed Bonner’s Mill. Miller said that they hope to deliver the first of those units next summer.

A site plan shows the location of the proposed development, at the corner of North 18th and East Gay streets.

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