The Jefferson Avenue Center is planning to renovate the historic Columbus Maennerchor building at 966 S. High St. in the Brewery District, according to a press release issued Feb. 19.
The Jefferson Avenue Center, 65 Jefferson Ave. in Columbus, owns and operates historic and newly developed properties that support a community of nonprofit organizations in central Ohio. The center was chartered in 1975 and since then has been providing below-market rate space to nonprofit groups and renovating and maintaining structures in inner-city neighborhood.
Two young philanthropists, who want to remain anonymous, created a limited-liability company to purchase the building from the Columbus City Schools to save the property from the possibility of demolition, according to the release.
“We could not be more pleased to be entrusted with this storied property,” Katharine Moore, executive director of the Jefferson Avenue Center, said in a prepared statement.
“Architect Mark Ours, the principal of Mode Architects, has created a stunning renovation concept that will showcase the remaining historic elements, while transforming the building into an attractive and functional space for future nonprofit tenants.”
Renovations should be completed by 2020, the release said.