Commission OK’s new downtown building


Offices, apartments planned for space

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@civitasmedia.com



TROY — Troy Planning Commission unanimously supported a proposal for a new three-story building at 210 S. Market St. on Wednesday.

The owner is Market Street Management and the applicant is Mike Twiss, architect.

The building would be located between the Troy Daily News building and the Reliable Tent company.

Planning and zoning manager Tim Davis said the building fits the city’s criteria for mixed use purposes and honors the historic district aesthetics with its brick and limestone facade and architecture.

Twiss noted there is a few issues with the plot of the land where a former cabinet shop was located. The city leveled the building after it was condemned and filled the space with material. Twiss said some excavation of the land may be needed before construction can begin.

Public service and safety director Patrick Titterington said he loved the plan and design of the building and the project “could not have come at a better time.”

“It’s mixed use, it helps with parking issues, visually it will be a stark difference in some ways as you come from the north as a gateway from the downtown,” he said.

Twiss said the design of the building mimics the historic details of the historic buildings located in downtown Troy. Twiss shared how he studied how Miami University in Oxford added new buildings to its campus, but mimicked the historical integrity of its century old buildings as part of the South Market street construction project.

Mayor Michael Beamish said the building project will compliment and improve the look of the area in the downtown historic district.

The building consists of tan limestone and red brown brick veneers. The building also proposes 32 parking spaces as well as covered parking for apartment tenants within the building.

As proposed, the building will house two office space tenants on the first floor with one space 2,209 square feet and the other 1,839 square feet. The second floor will house three apartments of 1,593 square feet, 1,203 square feet and 1,228 square feet of spaces.

The third floor plans to house one residential apartment approximately 962 square feet and a “seminar room” with 1,250 square feet.

The plans also proposes an open terrace above the second floor on the north side of the building.

Commission also approved an application to install two wall signs at 214 W. Main St. for the Gospel Community Church. The commission approved the application as long as the websites on the signs were removed.

Offices, apartments planned for space

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@civitasmedia.com

Follow Melanie Yingst on Twitter @Troydailynews

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