Town Street Apartments Downtown Moving ForwardOctober 2, 2015 1:07 pm Brent Warren
A proposal from Bluestone Brothers and Crawford Hoying to tear down two small office buildings on Town Street and replace them with a five-story mixed-use building is moving forward after being approved by the Downtown Commission.
Crawford Hoying Principal Bob Hoying said that they hope to begin demolition late this year and start construction in early 2016.
“We’re pretty excited,” he said, of being involved with a project downtown – a new neighborhood for the firm despite their focus on urban infill development. Crawford Hoying has multiple projects in various stages of development in Clintonville, and recently broke ground on the massive Bridge Park development in Dublin.
“What’s happening now, and where the market is going to be over the next year, and even the next ten to 20 years, it’s going back in,” he said. “Whether that’s downtown, Dublin, Worthington, or Clintonville… we’re not looking to build out in the corn fields anymore, we’re looking at what we can redevelop, using the existing utilities and infrastructure – projects that are walkable to amenities, shops, and restaurants.”
Hoying said the design for the new building at 223 East Town Street will still have to return to the commission for approval of the final architectural and landscape details. The overall footprint and size of the building is unchanged from the initial design – it will feature 84 one- and two-bedroom apartment units over 5,000 square feet of retail space. Also included is a first-floor parking garage with room for 83 cars and an amenity deck with views of downtown to the south and west.
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