Two commercial developments in Dublin are one step closer to fruition.
Dublin City Council voted 7-0 on April 13 to approve resolutions accepting the final plats for the Corners subdivision and the second phase of University Boulevard.
The final plat for the Corners subdivides about 24 acres into three lots for future development of office and commercial space, as well as a public park, according to an April 7 memo to council.
The Corners is a joint development project by the city and Daimler Group. The development is expected to accommodate up to 70,000 square feet of commercial use, according to the memo.
City spokeswoman Lindsay Weisenauer said Daimler Group needs to apply for a final development-plan approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission for any final details in site, park and building design.
“They are tentatively looking for a June meeting date,” she said.
The city, in partnership with Daimler, plans to develop city-owned land on the west side of Frantz Road, north of Rings Road.
The project is within the Dublin Corporate Area Plan and is intended to encourage new and complementary investment, create open spaces and walkable areas and reposition legacy office sites, Claudia Husak, a Dublin senior planner, has said.
Daimler’s project concept provides retail and restaurant uses that have been identified as missing amenities in the planning area and creates a “front door” along the Frantz Road frontage with well-landscaped buildings, Donna Goss, Dublin’s former development director, has said.
According to a Nov. 12 memo to council, development will include an estimated 47,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space and two build-to-suit pad sites of approximately 12,000 square feet each.
City Manager Dana McDaniel has said The Corners should be a boon to businesses and residents by offering nearby amenities.
Paul Ghidotti, executive vice president with Daimler, previously said the company was selected by the city for the possible project after responding to a city request for ideas for the site.
According to an April 7 memo to City Council, the resolution related to the University Boulevard project accepts the subdivision of 101 acres for five commercial lots. It also creates the right of way for a new street, University Boulevard, from Shier Rings Road to the intersection with Eiterman Road.
According to the memo, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has filed for a final development-plan application for the first of two phases of development, which will require review and approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The university plans to build an outpatient-care center near state Route 161, U.S. Route 33 and Shier Rings Road.