Back in August we first learned of developer Wood Companies proposal to build a mixed-use building, dubbed ‘The Brunner,’ on N High St in the Short North.
The site for the 5-story retail and residential project is on the East side of High just north of E 1st Ave, in between Donatos Pizza and RocketFizz Candy Shop. Currently, it’s home to two non-descript single story mid-century buildings.
Since the initial announcement in August, the two businesses which occupied those existing structures, The Co+Op Shop and Flora Home and Garden, have both closed or relocated.
Now, it appears the proposal has moved closer to reality and is set to soon begin construction.
Plans submitted to the City of Columbus show the developer is seeking to start demolition of both buildings currently on-site, and begin excavation and foundation work for the new 5-story structure.
In total, the new building would contain around 4,000 sqft of ground floor retail space, 24 apartments on the next three floors, and 2 penthouse units along with a residents’ amenity deck on the top level.
Parking would be provided in a concealed at and below-grade deck accessed from Pearl Alley.
The exterior design of the building, (shown in the rendered elevation above), is intended to emulate and evoke the traditional language of the many historic brick buildings which line N High St through the neighborhood.
This approach contrasts with the more contemporary design being pursued across the street at the site of Borror Properties proposed White Castle redevelopment.
Both projects are located in the midst of a flurry of other recent and proposed development also happening in the Short North – including the Fireproof, Stonehenge Cos. micro apartments, and the Wood Cos Parkside on Pearl and Hubbard Park Place projects.
For more information on the Wood Companies visit their website, woodcompanies.com.
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