34 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2017
As we usually do at this time of year, we’ve compiled a list of projects – mostly in urban Columbus – that were either completed, started, or announced this year. After going back and sorting a year’s worth of stories, here are some of our take-aways about 2017:
- Downtown continued to lead the pack in all three categories, beating out any other single neighborhood.
- The transformation of High Street in the Short North and University District continued, with many large projects scheduled to open in 2018.
- Construction started on some major developments in Franklinton after many years of planning (but even bigger ones may be on the way).
- Development activity has steadily picked up on the Near East Side.
- Large, multi-phase developments like Grandview Yard, Bridge Park, Jeffrey Park and Poindexter Village continued to steadily fill in.
Read on below for a list of projects that wrapped up in 2017, sorted by neighborhood.
The new Scioto Peninsula park and underground parking garage in front of COSI was completed this fall.
The historic Weisheimer building was renovated and now holds offices and a photo studio for Express.
A new hotel opened on East Main Street.
New residents have moved in to the latest Jeffrey Park apartments.
Near East Side
Lifestyle Communities tested out a new concept in Olde Towne East.
Many buildings are complete and units are available at Legacy Pointe at Poindexter.
A new Fruit Park opened on a formerly vacant lot on Parsons (a second one also opened in Weinland Park).
The Broadview opened just off of Grandview Avenue.
Huntington Bank opened new offices in a former Meijer on Cleveland Avenue
The Deco opened in Clintonville as a 55-and-over building.