New Design for 80 on the Commons Submitted to Downtown Commission
The Daimler Group and Kaufman Development have submitted a new design to the Downtown Commission for their “80 on the Commons” (formerly known as Two25 Commons) development. The project — which was originally announced as a 17-story tower but was scaled back to 12 stories in March — features a mix of retail, office, and residential uses.
Kaufman Development CEO Brett Kaufman told Columbus Underground at that time that “inflationary construction costs and the economics of high rise construction” were the primary reasons for pursuing the shorter option.
The new building would occupy a one-acre site at the northwest corner of South Third and East Rich streets.
The latest plans show ground level retail divided into three spaces – one large, 12,000 square foot space fronting Rich Street and looking out onto Columbus Commons, a smaller 2,500 square-foot space on the corner of Third and Rich, and a third spot next to that labelled as a potential gym space.
A mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units would occupy the top five floors of the development. That translates into a total of 118 residential units, with sizes ranging from 427 square-foot micro-units to a 2,500 square-foot, three-bedroom penthouse. Offices are planned for the middle floors.
The submitted plans also provide the first detailed view of a walkway over Rich Street that would connect the new building to the 3,600-space parking garage at 55 East Rich.
The Downtown Commission will review the proposal conceptually at their meeting tomorrow morning, meaning no vote will be taken on the project.
Renderings via NBBJ.