Virtually precisely one 12 months after the Kroger Bakery closed its doors at 457 Cleveland Avenue, a brand new plan for the positioning has begun to emerge. A partnership between growth companies Casto, Kelley Corporations and The Robert Weiler Firm has acquired the property as of in the present day, with plans to renovate and redevelop the 2 buildings on the 10 acre parcel.
“We don’t have any particular plans for the positioning,” defined Brent Sobczak, President at Casto Communities. “However we expect there’s a possibility to create a campus environment with a combination of makes use of. What these makes use of turn into remains to be up within the air.”
The Kroger Bakery buildings had been positioned on the Columbus Landmark annual checklist of “most endangered buildings” final 12 months, as a consequence of considerations with potential demolition. Sobczak stated that their intentions are to protect and renovate with out demolishing.
“There are alternatives right here for housing or workplace or resort or banquet house or vacation spot retail makes use of,” he acknowledged. “We had been interested in this mission due to its measurement, the situation of the 2 historic buildings, visibility from I-670, in addition to the views from the buildings again into Downtown.”
Extra detailed plans for the positioning are anticipated to be made public someday throughout the subsequent six months. Sobczak anticipates that development would probably begin someday in 2021.