New Phases of Two Franklinton Developments Approved by Board
Before weighing in on several new proposals at last week’s meeting, the East Franklinton Review Board voted to approve the latest additions to two significant development projects in the neighborhood. The third phase of the Gravity development – which was first unveiled last fall under the name Greenhouse – was approved unanimously by the board. The approval was conditioned on the applicant coming back for further review of lighting, landscaping, and materials, as well as a requested change to the design of the project’s parking garage.
Representatives of Kaufman Development, Humphreys & Partners Architects (the architect of record), and NBBJ (the design architect) were on hand to walk through the latest iteration of the development, which had been before the board three times previously. The approved design calls for a seven-story, 313-unit building that would also contain a parking garage and about 5,000 square feet of commercial space. The new phase will occupy the block of West Broad Street between McDowell Street and South May Avenue.
The first phase of Gravity was completed in 2019, and the second phase is currently under construction. The second phase of Casto’s River & Rich development was also approved unanimously, and the approval also came with several conditions; the applicant will need to make changes to the design of an elevated walkway and will need to return for final approval of lighting and signage plans.Read Publication