The first phase of Bridge Park won approval from the Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission last week.

The first phase of Bridge Park won approval from the Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission last week.

The approval of Bridge Park's final site and development plan for the first phase will mean the start of $350 million in redevelopment on the east side of Riverside Drive just north of state Route 161.

Bridge Park, planned by Dublin-based developer Crawford Hoying, is one of the first major developments in Dublin's Bridge Street District that takes aim at creating an urban-style, walkable environment that mixes office, retail and living space.

"This is a great day and a historical milestone for the city of Dublin and its residents," Brett Crawford, principal of Crawford Hoying, said in a news release. "Bridge Park is a key component and direct result of the city's broader vision for the Bridge Street District," he said.

"We are confident that this development will set the standard for future projects taking place within the district, helping to create more jobs and spur continued economic growth."

The first phase of the 30-acre Bridge Park development will include 260,000 square feet of restaurants, office, retail and other services, two 850-space parking garages and 372 apartments.

Construction on the first phase is slated to start this summer with completion planned by spring 2017.

Crawford Hoying anticipates breaking ground on the second phase of Bridge Park this fall.

Dublin City Council members are expected to hear the first reading of incentives for the development at a meeting Monday, June 22. A is likely for July 1.