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The Phoenix Hill Apartments have taken another step forward. The Planning Commission last Thursday unanimously gave its permission to rezone the property to accommodate the $52 million, mixed-use development on the corner of East Broadway and Baxter Avenue. Waivers and variances were also approved.

The Baxter Avenue side of the building. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)
The Baxter Avenue side of the building. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)

Slated to bring 281 apartments, 30,000 square feet of retail along Baxter, and 550 parking spaces in a garage, the yet-unnamed project’s rezoning case must now be approved by Metro Council, where it is unlikely to hit any snags.

The East Broadway side of the building. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)
The East Broadway side of the building. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)

To be developed by Columbus, Ohio–based Edwards Companies, the complex would bring a needed urban boost to an area plagued by surface level parking lots. Several older houses and two historic commercial buildings will be demolished to make way for the building, but one Italianate house facade and another commercial building facade will be rebuilt into the project. Six other houses were excluded from the project site and will remain standing.

The Rogers Street side of the building. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)
The Rogers Street side of the building. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)

A block west along East Broadway, Edwards Companies is planning to begin construction on the 200-unit Mercy Apartments on the site of the former girls high school. There, a century old convent will be demolished. After clearing its final regulatory hurdle last year, developers hope to get started with construction this spring.

Read more on the project from Broken Sidewalk here.

The back of the building facing Rubel Avenue. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)
The back of the building facing Rubel Avenue. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)
The project site plan. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)
The project site plan. (Courtesy Edwards Companies)
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Branden Klayko

Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. I just wish they’d just use the Rubel/Rogers elevations on Baxter and Broadway, as they’re slightly less busy. However, this is still a net plus for the area and the city. We just need a couple more hundred of these types of projects scattered throughout the city.

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