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Two Old North Development Proposals Coming Back to Review Board

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Old North Development Proposals Coming Back to Review BoardRendering via Berardi + Partners.
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The University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) will hear two proposals for High Street in Old North Columbus at its meeting this month. Both have been before the board previously; a four-story mixed-use building between Tompkins and Wilcox streets, and a six-story building south of Norwich Avenue that would require the demolition of five historic buildings.

The Tompkins project calls for a total of 33 apartments and 43 parking spaces. The High Street frontage of the new building would be split between retail and office use, with a lobby for residents in the middle. Those numbers are similar to the previous proposal for the site, but the main building has been redesigned and the overall configuration of the development changed.

A two-unit townhome building would replace the single family home at 28 Wilcox St. – the previous proposal called for a surface parking lot there instead. The project would still require the demolition of the former Andy’s Carryout building as well as a two-story office building at 2500 N. High St. A two-story row house at 9-17 E. Tompkins St. would be renovated.

Tompkins Studios, rendering via Berardi + Partners.

The Norwich project still calls for a six-story building with apartments above parking and retail, although it’s unclear from the materials submitted to the city if the total number of units or parking spaces has changed. Renderings and site plans show the overall footprint and massing of the proposed building but no exterior details.

The UIDRB meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at 111 N. Front St., room 202. 


Five historic buildings would be demolished south of East Norwich Avenue. Rendering via BBCO Design.

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