Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for UDF Site in Short North
Elford Development has submitted plans to the Italian Village Commission to redevelop the the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the southeast corner of High Street and First Avenue.
The plans call for a three-story building with two small retail storefronts at the southern end of the development, a larger retail space in the middle, and two floors reserved for restaurant use overlooking the corner of High and First.
About half of the project’s 42,000 square feet would be devoted to office space. Ground-level parking accessed from Pearl Street would accommodate 24 cars.
Plans to develop this site – as well as the 18-acre White Castle Headquarters site at 555 West Goodale Street – first surfaced in April. Elford President Mike Fitzpatrick told Columbus Underground at the time that the UDF site would likely be developed in a similar manner as the company’s other recent projects along High Street – The Hub, the Fireproof Building, and the new Donatos restaurant with offices above, which sits directly across First Avenue from the proposed building.
Submitted elevations and renderings do show a similar architectural style – Architectural Alliance, the architect for those three projects, is also designing the new building.
The review scheduled for the July 19th commission meeting is conceptual, meaning that no vote will take place. Also scheduled to be conceptually reviewed at that meeting is a proposal for a brewpub and townhomes at the corner of East Fifth Avenue and North Fourth Street.
All renderings via Architectural Alliance.