Zoning approved for new Groveport Main Street commercial development

By Rick Palsgrove
Groveport Editor

Groveport City Council approved legislation to amend the zoning for the 1.19 acre property located at 325 Main St. from urban residential to select commercial planned district.

In paperwork filed with the city, the property’s owners plan to construct two commercial buildings in two phases on the site. Phase 1 would be a one story, approximately 5,200 square foot building. Phase 2 would be a two story 5,800 square foot building and also include demolishing the existing more than century old, approximately 1,100 square foot, single family residence on the site.

Groveport Development Director Jeff Green said the Phase 1 building on the eastern side of the property will house a dental practice and an optometrist. He said construction on Phase 1 could begin this summer. The Phase 1 is estimated to be completed by June 2023.

“There is no definite start date for the second building (Phase 2 on the western side of the property),” said Green.

When asked if there would be any residential/apartment units in either building, Green said, “Not at this time. The original plan was for a two story building with the offices on the first floor and apartments on the second floor. Because of the current cost and availability of building materials the two-story concept became less practical in the short term. It’s possible that the second building could be two story, but it’s not known at this time.”

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