White Castle Development Gets Design Approval, Construction Starting in Summer
After a year of meetings, revisions and community discussions, the Short North White Castle Development from Borror Properties has finalized its design, which received unanimous approval from the Victorian Village Commission at last night’s monthly meeting.
“Back in January, we got the massing, density and footprint approved with a recommendation to come back with a different color scheme,” explained Jeff Baur, Executive Vice President at Borror Properties. “We’ve decided on a white masonry brick on first two levels with a terra cotta type high-performance panel on the upper floors. We changed the color of our brick on the garage at the recommendation of the commission — and we agree with them — that it helps to blend it in with neighborhood.”
Baur said that the next steps include finalizing permits and building plans, and they aim to break ground on construction sometime in early summer. He said the existing White Castle restaurant should remain open right up until the start of construction, and retail tenants will be the first phase to open once the project is completed after the 18-20 month construction phase.
“We’re still discussion about other retail tenants, but they will be the first to open with office and residential tenants to follow,” explained Baur.
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Renderings by DesignGroup, provided by Borror Properties.