Real estate developer Jerry Solove, through his Columbus-based Solove Real Estate, is proposing to build an apartment complex in Lakewood.
According to the blog NEOtrans, the proposal is for 278 units in two mid-rise buildings, a 375-space parking garage, plus a pocket park and a rooftop lounge on the site of the former Spitzer Lakewood Chrysler dealership at 13815 Detroit Ave. and neighboring Educators Music.
According to the report, the preliminary idea is to have a five-story parking garage with an entry off Parkwood and fronted by apartments on Detroit with a one-story amenity building south of the parking garage. The building west of Parkwood would be eight stories of apartments and a public pocket park.
The public meeting, held at Lakewood City Hall on Nov. 27, was the first step in a four- to six-month-long city review process that will start in January or February and be shaped by public input, traffic studies, market data and the city's existing development masterplan called Community Vision, the report said.
Solove is said to have a purchase agreement with Spitzer Lakewood Chrysler Plymouth and a partnership with Stavash Family LLC. The buildings on those parcels will reportedly be demolished. One of the early steps would involve rezoning the roughly two acres of land from C-3 Commercial to Planned Development, Bryce Sylvester, the city's director of planning and development, was cited as saying.
The goal is to start construction in 2019 and open in the spring of 2021, Solove said.