The times they-are-changing. And so are the plans for the 11-story mixed use space above the Short North White Castle. Borror Properties presented their design plans this month, and after getting some feedback, they’ve changed the design – but not by much. The space is staying enormous, but they’ve reduced the number of apartments (now there’ll be about 140 units) and added more commercial/office (about 2,200+ square feet). They’ll also add a 266 space parking garage with 126 public spaces.
But the MOST important design element is the remodeled White Castle restaurant which anchors the building. The new restaurant will be “state of the art” and feature open-air dining, while honoring the company’s long-standing fast food legacy. So it’s no surprise that Borror’s wants to have the project done by 2016 – the 95th anniversary of the White Castle slider. (deb)
Previously April 2, 2015
It’s coming. White Castle and Borror Properties submitted their design plans for the slider joint’s Short North redevelopment project. Last year, they announced plans to tear down and rebuild the N High St. location and turn it into a mixed-use space that would include a new White Castle, retail stores, parking garage, and apartments. Because who hasn’t wanted to live above a White Castle? (deb)
Previously Oct. 23, 2014
Starting from scratch: Short North White Castle to be remade
Borror Properties CEO Doug Borror and White Castle President Lisa Ingram are in cahoots to redevelop the Short North White Castle along with its sprawling (and valuable) parking lot. The plan, which is still in the early stages, is to take take the space and create an apartment and retail building. One-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments would be above a new 60-person White Castle and other spaces for retail.