Plans to convert 1917 shoe factory into apartments closer to approval

The Stonehenge Company’s plans to “transform a bygone South Side shoe factory into a five-story apartment building earned a tentative thumbs-up from city planners” in Columbus recently, reports. The Brewery District Commission “said it is pleased” with the developer’s progress on a proposal to convert the former factory buildings into “a 100-unit apartment complex while keeping intact the brick façade” with the faded “Jones Heel Manufacturing Co.” logo, according to the article. The developer wants at least 10% of the one- and two- bedroom apartment units “to be reserved as affordable housing for low-income and working-class residents.” The Jones Heels buildings, which were built in 1917, are located at the northwest corner of South Front Street and West Whittier Street. For more, read the full article.

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