Columbus’ Buckeye House Painting looks to replace Powell home with headquarters – News – ThisWeek Community News
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A downtown Powell residential property will soon become a new corporate headquarters if approved by Powell City Council.
Daniel McClurg owns both the rental property at 204 S. Liberty St. and Buckeye House Painting, which is currently located at 2772 Sawbury Blvd. in the northwest of Columbus.
At the Powell Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on June 12, commissioners saw a plan by McClurg and his Shyft Collective design team to convert the house into the new offices for his company and bring Buckeye House Painting to Powell.
The plan calls for the current structures to be demolished and an office and warehouse to be built for the company.
Since the location is in the historic downtown area, the new design must adhere to the downtown architectural guidelines set out in 1995, which lists building materials and other specifications that should be used in the downtown area.
The city staff’s report to the Planning and Zoning Commission states that the “unique design” of the proposed building “has advantages for the city” and “strengthens the character of the community and becomes a gateway feature”.
The commissioners unanimously approved the development plan. The issue will be forwarded to the city council.
City spokeswoman Megan Canavan said the issue is expected to be discussed at the July 2nd council meeting.
For more information on the project, visit cityofpowell.us.