Carrie Rengers

Mike Brand seeks revision to Uptown Landing elevation

This is one of two buildings Mike Brand plans at the future Uptown Landing where the failed Parkstone development was to be in College Hill.
This is one of two buildings Mike Brand plans at the future Uptown Landing where the failed Parkstone development was to be in College Hill. Courtesy illustration

The planning commission on Thursday will consider a revision to Mike Brand’s future Uptown Landing at Victor and Rutan.

“All we’re doing is just changing the elevation … so we can build a building five stories tall,” Brand says.

The project, where the failed Parkstone Development was planned, is restricted to buildings no higher than 61 feet. Brand says he wants to be able to go as high as 70 feet, with parking on the lower level and four stories of apartments above it.

He says he always knew he’d have to make a change in height from what original developer Mike Loveland planned.

The building is the second of two that Brand will build there.

Along Douglas and Rutan, he plans 18,000 square feet of commercial space with three stories of apartments above it.

“We’re not making any changes to that at all,” Brand says.

He says work should begin on that building within 60 days and be complete within 12 months, and then he’ll start construction on the second building.

“Everybody’s very excited about getting this project off the ground,” Brand says. “We’ve been working very readily to try to get it moving here.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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