The Columbus Plan Commission has helped clear the way for the development of a 200-unit apartment building, which would include a 15,000-square-foot urban grocery story. The Republic reports the commission approved an amended site development plan submitted by Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins.
The commission tabled the issue last month and sought additional information, including property setback and exterior design issues. The development will be located at the southeast corner of Lafayette Avenue and Second Street.
The publication says several of the commissioners raised questions about the lack of additional retail properties in the project that would attract visitors.
Derek Newman with Flaherty & Collins said there were limiting factors that would prevent the development of additional retail properties, such as floor height and low visibility of the neighborhood.
“It was never taken into consideration from just day one project deliverables and planning,” said Derek Newman of Flaherty & Collins. “We had only anticipated roughly 200 multifamily units and a grocer component.”
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