Columbia might be getting a new 33-unit apartment building in the downtown. Way downtown - at the corner of Locust Street and Bank Avenue.
Borough Council approved an application from Brian & Benjamin Myers Monday night for demolition at 128-132 Locust Street and 45 Bank Avenue to allow for new construction of a new four-story mixed-use apartment building at the site. The Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) initially green-lighted the project at its August 16 meeting by approving "Certificates of Appropriateness" for demolition and new construction.
The building will include ground-level retail spaces, enclosed parking, brick veneer and metal siding wall treatment, and storefront awnings and upper-level balconies, according to the submitted architectural plans and materials.
The issue must now go before the planning commission at its meeting next Monday.
This existing building at Locust Street and Bank Avenue is slated for demolition.
The building contains several units, at least one of which is currently occupied.
Mobile home on Bank Avenue to be demolished, currently occupied
Aerial view of 128-132 Locust Street and 45 Bank Avenue
Old design and revised design
Locust Street side
Corner of Locust Street and Bank Avenue
Bank Avenue and rear of building