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Updates to Gravity Project Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Updates to Gravity Project ApprovedThis proposed courtyard would be accessible from Broad Street. Rendering by Realm Collaborative.
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The second phase of Kaufman Development’s Gravity project was back in front of the East Franklinton Review Board (EFRB) yesterday.

Plans for the development’s two courtyards – one public and accessible from West Broad Street, the other private and meant for occupants of the residential building planned for State Street – were approved by the board, as were design updates for the residential building and for the six-story office building to be built at the corner of West Broad and McDowell Streets.

Still awaiting a detailed landscape design is a plaza planned for the corner of State and McDowell Streets. Kaufman will return to the board for approval of that space, and for a final signing-off on graphics and lighting, according to Belkis Schoenhals of the City of Columbus.

“We plan to start demolition late this year or early next year and are very pleased with how the developement is taking shape,” said company founder and CEO Brett Kaufman. “We can’t thank the community and EFRB enough for their support.”

See below for more renderings of the courtyards and of the State Street building, which will offer “co-living” units featuring communal living spaces.

A site plan showing the two courtyards. The developer will return to a future meeting with plans for Solazzo Plaza.
A view from above of the public courtyard. Realm Collaborative.
The same view at night. Realm Collaborative.
The courtyard will sit between a 12-story mixed-use building and a six-story office building. Realm Collaborative.
Another nighttime view. Realm Collaborative.
The latest design of the co-living building on State Street. Rendering by ArchAll.
The entrance to the resident courtyard. Realm Collaborative.
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