At its July 16, 2018 Council meeting, a new concept plan for development of 2015 W. Fifth Ave. was presented by F2 Companies to Village Council. The new plan calls for saving and utilizing the existing manor house and developing the property with townhouses and flats, the total number not to exceed 40 units. The plan will continue to be reviewed by Council, with its next regular meeting being on August 20, 2018. Public input is welcome during the review process. Link to a rendering of the proposal and site plan.
The Columbus Landmarks Foundation responded favorably to the new proposal, as noted in a release (below) they offered publicly following the Council meeting and information posted on their website.
The Columbus Landmarks Foundation communication stated:
“Hope for Marble Cliff Packard Mansion”
“At this evening’s Marble Cliff Village Council meeting, the developer that proposed demolition of the 1907 Gateway Mansion to build a new apartment building presented an alternative concept that now includes reuse of this architecturally and historically significant building. Designed by renowned Ohio architect Frank Packard, the Tudor-style mansion has graced 2015 West Fifth Avenue for more than a century. The building is currently featured on Columbus Landmarks’ 2018 Most Endangered List. Columbus Landmarks applauds the building owner, the developer (F2 Companies), and the architecture firm (Sullivan Bruck Architects) on this new approach. By incorporating the mansion in the redevelopment of the site, the important character and identity of Marble Cliff Village will be retained while serving as a catalyst for future prosperity and economic growth.
The new proposal calls for eight carriage houses at the front of the site bordering West Fifth Avenue including a gateway entrance drive that retains a view of the mansion from the street; removal of a non-contributing addition at the rear of the building; removal of an apartment on Roxbury Road to create a second, traffic-calming entrance/exit to the development; and construction of a new-build, three-story structure behind the mansion with 34 units and a connector walkway to the original mansion. A portion of the existing mansion may be used as a yet to be determined amenity area for residents, with the remainder to be potentially used for 4-6 additional residential units or a commercial tenant.
Marble Cliff Village is distinguished by the gracious residences designed by Frank Packard, arguably the most historically significant Ohio architect. Packard’s portfolio includes Hayes and Orton Halls at The Ohio State University; the Atlas Building; the former Governor’s Mansion (now The Columbus Foundation); the Seneca; North High School; Memorial Hall; the T&O Railroad Building; the Sells Mansion; and other prominent courthouses, schools, and university buildings throughout the state.
Columbus Landmarks commends Mayor Kent Studebaker and the members of Marble Cliff Village Council for their careful consideration of this matter and for maintaining an open dialogue with stakeholders and members of the public. We also applaud the active engagement of many Village residents throughout this process. Columbus Landmarks wishes to reiterate our commitment to providing our expertise and resources to help move this proposal forward.”
The Village of Marble Cliff has joined with the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership to sponsor the Business Inspires podcast series. Many small businesses do not have the luxury to seek out sources of business best practices, so the Business Inspires series will do that for you. Monthly, a local business will discuss experiences that have made them successful and those experiences that have presented challenges. To run a successful business, you need resources, valuable connections and community recognition. Business Inspires will provide you with the tools you need to do exactly that…inspire you to create the business you are envisioning. The experiences of local Village business 1400 Food Lab was the topic of a recent podcast (episode 12). To learn more and/or access Business Inspires, go to the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership website. Podcasts can be found under the “News” drop down menu on the front page. The Village is proud to support its local business community.
The Paul J. Falco Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships for 2018 to the following three Marble Cliff students: Jonah Bode, Luke Sterneker and Matthew York. Scholarships were awarded based on scholastic achievement, character, extra-curricular activities, and service to school and community.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the scholarship which was endowed by the late Paul J. Falco. Mr. Falco served as mayor of the Village of Marble Cliff for 36 years. The scholarship is annually awarded to a resident student, or students, based on outstanding scholastic and leadership qualities. Mayor Falco was an ardent supporter of the village and its residents. It is through the generosity of the late Mayor Falco and his spouse, Bobbie Hall Falco, that these awards can be made. To date, scholarships totaling more than $100,000 have been awarded to over 100 Marble Cliff students.
The Paul J. Falco Scholarship Committee will for the 20th consecutive year offer a scholarship opportunity to high school level students from the Village of Marble Cliff who demonstrate outstanding scholastic and leadership qualities. The late Paul J. Falco, who served as Mayor of the Village for 36 years, was an ardent supporter of the Village, its residents, and the pursuit of life-long learning. The generosity of this endowment by Mayor Falco and his wife Bobbie Hall Falco provides the opportunity to recognize the talented youth of the Village of Marble Cliff. In its 20 years of existence the Paul J. Falco Scholarship Committee has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to residents of the Village of Marble Cliff.
To be eligible, a student must be a high school level student, current resident of the Village and have lived in the Village for at least one year. For 2018, the committee will be unable to offer scholarships to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an educational institution at the college or university level. The committee will only be able to offer scholarships to high school senior applicants who have a 3.0 or better grade point average. Awarding the scholarship will be based on the applicant’s scholastic achievements, character, extra-curricular activities, and service to school and community. The current applications will for scholarships to be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.
To be considered, a student must submit a completed application form (see below) with two letters of recommendation. Applications can either be delivered to the office of the Village of Marble Cliff or postmarked by Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Paul J. Falco Scholarship Committee will review the applications.
Application forms can be obtained from the office of the Village of Marble Cliff at 1600 Fernwood Avenue or the guidance office at Grandview Heights High School.
It is with extreme sadness the Village reports that Bill Johannes (retired Village Clerk of Courts/Administrative Assistant) has passed away. Bill served the Village admirably for 17 years, retiring December 31, 2017. Bill will be missed by all. Services are planned for 2 pm on Sunday, February 18 at First Congregational Church (444 E. Broad St.). Click here for additional information.
The Paul J. Falco Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships for 2017 to the following nine Marble Cliff students: Caleb Akers, Adrienne Bechtel, Camille Day. Claire Fishpaw, Emma Berlin, Gretchen Varner, Madeline Taylor, Matthew Smith, and Molly Smith. Scholarships were awarded based on scholastic achievement, character, extra-curricular activities, and service to school and community.
The scholarship was endowed by the late Paul J. Falco, who served as mayor of the Village of Marble Cliff for 36 years, and is annually awarded to a resident student, or students, based on outstanding scholastic and leadership qualities. Mayor Falco was an ardent supporter of the village and its residents. It is through the generosity of the late Mayor Falco and his spouse, Bobbie Hall Falco, that these awards can be made.
2017 Scholarship winners (Adrienne Bechtel not pictured) at the high school awards ceremony.
Fox, coyotes, and other wildlife have been seen in the Village. Don’t leave pet food outdoors, garbage cans uncovered, or pets free to roam. Never put out poisons!
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Marble Cliff residents and high school seniors, Georgia Mattingly and Rebecca Jones, have been awarded 2016 Falco Scholarships, according to Jack Kukura, Chair of the Falco Scholarship committee. The scholarship was endowed by the late Paul J. Falco, who served as mayor of the Village of Marble Cliff for 36 years, and is annually awarded to a resident student, or students, based on outstanding scholastic and leadership qualities. Mayor Falco was an ardent supporter of the village and its residents. It is through the generosity of the late Mayor Falco and his spouse, Bobbie Hall Falco, that these awards can be made. Since 1998, over $81,000 has been awarded to Marble Cliff students.