Mixed-Use Renovation Proposed for Huntington Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Design Review Committee will hear a proposal to convert the Huntington National Bank Building downtown into a mixed-use space.

Project architect Annissa Neider of A Neider Architecture LLC, Canfield, will present the plans to the review panel, which is scheduled to meet next Tuesday.

According to the documents submitted to the city, floors one through four of the building would remain as commercial space, while floors five through 13 would be converted for residential units. Each residential floor would have eight units, containing a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units for a total of 72 apartments.    

The application also states that the project would be developed using the state’s historic tax credit process. 

In August 2020, Huntington announced plans to move its downtown Youngstown branch from the 26 Market St. building into the space occupied by TCF Bank, which it had acquired two months before, and to sell the landmark building. In November, bank representatives confirmed plans to return to the building in the spring, following a renovation.

Sam Huston, Mahoning Valley community president for Huntington, said recently the bank was putting the finishing touches on a renovation at a Boardman location and construction would begin “very soon” on the downtown branch renovation, though he was unsure about project timelines.

The documents did not indicate how much of the commercial space Huntington planned to utilize.

Tenants of the building include several local attorneys, a dental practice and Mahoning Snacks, a small convenience store.

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