2200 East Main Proposed Project Information
Renderings from November, 2023 submittals of the proposed project at 2200 East Main Street
The City has set this page up to provide current information to residents regarding the development proposal for 2200 East Main Street, the former Trinity Apartments site.
Page Last Updated: November 24, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions:
This Frequently Asked Questions section is intended to answer, to the best of our ability, questions that we are commonly receiving regarding a project proposal. Would you like to add a question that isn't answered below? Email Zoning Director Kathy Rose to request a question be added to this FAQ.
The Board of Zoning and Planning is the primary zoning approval board, taking feedback from the Architectural Review Board on matters of architecture, and the Tree and Public Gardens Commission on matters of landscaping.
Economic incentives approvals are conducted by City Council and by the Bexley Board of Education in instances of incentives requiring school board approval.
2200 East Main Street is zoned MUC, Mixed Use Commercial, with the Main Street District Overlay. Chapter 1254 provides the key zoning provisions for this district.
The City does not control who can or cannot bring an application for review, or what type of application can be reviewed; all property owners have a constitutional right to request zoning review of proposed development.
The developer is requesting that the City and the School District consider Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to assist with the funding of eligible public improvements, primarily including a structured parking garage.
Please reference the chart below, illustrating how a TIF functions in a previously tax-exempt site. In the instance of this property, which is currently tax exempt as a property owned by Capital University / Trinity Seminary, there are not currently property taxes collected on the site.
Update: In October and November, 2023 the School District and City passed compensation agreements and enabling legislation to create the project TIF.
A TIF is created to fund eligible public improvements. In the instance of this proposed project, the eligible public improvement would be a public parking garage, free and open to the public. Unlike a tax abatement, a TIF does not result in direct savings to a developer. A TIF does permit construction of public infrastructure necessary for the development without additional funding demands on the developer.
The proposed project would replace a 60 unit apartment complex that was previously used for housing for Trinity Seminary students with families, and historically these units have had children in them attending Bexley schools.
Multi-story residential property on Main Street does not tend to cater to families or individuals with school age children for a variety of factors. Similar projects in other districts have a low ratio of students to units. Examples include Dublin's Bridge Park, with only 18 students enrolled out of approximately 670 units*, or Grandview Yard, with around 50 students enrolled and over 1,200 housing units* (including single family dwellings). This project, which is physically and economically similar to Dublin's Bridge Park housing units, is expected to have a similar ratio of students to housing units, indicating it will likely have less students enrolled in the school district than had historically been enrolled from the Trinity Apartment property.
* Housing estimates provided in fall of 2023 by officials from the Cities of Dublin and Grandview
The landscape plan has continued to develop, but as of the November 2023 the landscape plan called for the removal of 58 trees and the planting of 84 trees. To view the November landscape plan, click here.
Impacted residents are encouraged to speak at upcoming review hearings pertinent to their area of interest (i.e. architecture, landscape, overall zoning). Meeting dates are at bexley.org/events and meeting agendas are posted to bexley.org/meetings. Questions (but not testimony) can be sent via email to Building and Zoning Director Kathy Rose.
Use: Mixed-Use restaurant/retail, medical office, apartment residential with structured public parking garage
Proposed Restaurant/Retail space: +/- 11,100 square feet
Proposed Medical/Office space: +/- 12,500 square feet
Proposed Unit count: +/- 232 units
Parking count: +/- 300 spaces
information current as of October, 2023
Upcoming Review Meetings:
Board of Zoning and Planning Special Meeting:
December 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm
The Board of Zoning and Planning hears variance requests and provides final approval on site, architecture, and landscape plans
Meeting agendas are typically posted within 5 days prior to the upcoming meeting