Apartment project up for review

A developer’s request to rezone and annex property along Goeller Boulevard for a new apartment complex will go before the Columbus Plan Commission. The proposal from Columbus Place Apartments LLC has been pending before the city since October, when city officials questions how traffic patterns might be affected by adding the complex, with up to 288 apartments, along Goeller. The petition for rezoning and annexation is scheduled to be heard at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Columbus City Hall. Plan commission members will be asked to send a favorable or unfavorable recommendation to the Columbus City Council on the request, or may elect to continue the request to a future meeting. Up to eight apartment buildings with 36 units per building are being proposed for 4570 Goeller Blvd. and 4441 W. County Road 25S, according to information provided by Nathan Waggner, who represents Cash Waggner & Associates, Jasper. The project is planned on about 20 acres, which developers want to rezone as multi-family residential. A third parcel, at 4450 Goeller Blvd., would remain as single-family residential and retain its agricultural zoning, the city planning department said. However, annexation is being sought for all three properties into the city of Columbus. The apartment project is for market-rate apartments, with rent ranging from the upper $700 range to $1,000 per month, Waggner said. Three unit types will be offered:one bedroom, one bath; two bedroom, one bath; and two bedroom, two bath. Additional amenities planned for the complex are an office/clubhouse and a business and fitness center for tenants. The property is in the Tipton Lakes area, which contains a mix of residential housing types. The acreage is located in a pocket of unincorporated land that is largely surrounded by the city. Representatives of the Tipton Lakes Association attended several plan commission meetings when the Columbus Place Apartments request was pending before the commission last year. Association general manager Beth Parkhurst said it plans to participate in the process of the request going through the public hearings, but she had no further comment.

A developer’s request to rezone and annex property along Goeller Boulevard for a new apartment complex will go before the Columbus Plan Commission.

The proposal from Columbus Place Apartments LLC has been pending before the city since October, when city officials questions how traffic patterns might be affected by adding the complex, with up to 288 apartments, along Goeller.

The petition for rezoning and annexation is scheduled to be heard at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Columbus City Hall.

Plan commission members will be asked to send a favorable or unfavorable recommendation to the Columbus City Council on the request, or may elect to continue the request to a future meeting.

Up to eight apartment buildings with 36 units per building are being proposed for 4570 Goeller Blvd. and 4441 W. County Road 25S, according to information provided by Nathan Waggner, who represents Cash Waggner & Associates, Jasper.

The project is planned on about 20 acres, which developers want to rezone as multi-family residential. A third parcel, at 4450 Goeller Blvd., would remain as single-family residential and retain its agricultural zoning, the city planning department said. However, annexation is being sought for all three properties into the city of Columbus.

The apartment project is for market-rate apartments, with rent ranging from the upper $700 range to $1,000 per month, Waggner said. Three unit types will be offered:one bedroom, one bath; two bedroom, one bath; and two bedroom, two bath.

Additional amenities planned for the complex are an office/clubhouse and a business and fitness center for tenants.

The property is in the Tipton Lakes area, which contains a mix of residential housing types. The acreage is located in a pocket of unincorporated land that is largely surrounded by the city.

Representatives of the Tipton Lakes Association attended several plan commission meetings when the Columbus Place Apartments request was pending before the commission last year. Association general manager Beth Parkhurst said it plans to participate in the process of the request going through the public hearings, but she had no further comment.

About the project

What: Columbus Place Apartments LLC

Location: About 20 acres at 4570 Goeller Blvd. and 4451 W. County Road 25S, proposed to be rezoned multi-family residential. A third parcel that is part of the project at 4450 Goeller Blvd. is remaining single-family residential and retaining its agriculture zoning, but is part of the request to annex all three parcels into the city of Columbus. The property is on the north side of Goeller about 138 feet east of Tipton Lakes Boulevard in Columbus Township.

Apartment amenities: Up to eight buildings with 36 units per building, including 1- and 2-bedroom units. An office/clubhouse, a business center and a fitness center for residents are also proposed. Washer/dryer connections will be available and laundry rooms offered in common areas of the building.

Rental cost: The apartments will be market rate, with rent ranging between the upper $700 range to $1,000 per month.

If you go

What: Columbus Plan Commission meeting

When: 4 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Columbus City Hall

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.