47 Urban Development Projects Announced in 2017
2017 saw a whole new batch of proposals brought before neighborhood commissions and review boards. While many were revised and approved, others are still working their way through the process. Below, you’ll find our list of the urban development projects announced in 2017 that have not yet started construction.
Be on the lookout over the next several years to see these new projects come to life throughout the city.
Motorists Insurance Group brought a plan for its Topiary Park-adjacent property to the downtown commission that was later approved in December.
A design was unveiled for Market Tower, and we learned more about the proposal to build a 35-story building on the North Market parking lot, but the plan has still not been presented to the downtown commission. CU also wrote about the six proposals for the site that were not chosen.
Meanwhile, we haven’t heard anything more about a proposal for the corner of Fourth and State since it was floated in April.
It was a big year for the Long Street corridor. Proposals submitted to the Downtown Commission include: an eight-story building just east of High Street, a three-story building across from the Normandy, a 234-unit apartment building next to that, and a plan for the corner of Third and Long that calls for a mix of historic and new buildings. Another plan calls for the renovation of the building at the corner of Fourth and Long.
A renovation is also planned for the Zettler Hardware building downtown.
The convention center wants to build a new parking garage.
A six-story apartment building with ground floor retail was proposed for East State Street.
Finally, three design teams presented ideas – ranging from the futuristic to the practical – for improving the Olentangy River corridor between OSU and downtown.
Some ideas for a new building at 1174 N. High St. were presented to the Italian Village Commission in February.
A proposal for the corner of Fifth and Fourth was refined.
Italian Village could see another big development project at the Acorn Distributors site.
Plans were approved for the Spring Cleaners site.
Near East Side
Grandview, Fifth by Northwest and Upper Arlington
A plan for 50 acres of land near the corner of Grandview Avenue and Dublin Road changed drastically.
OSU also put out an RFP for a 450-unit apartment development on Kenny Road in January, but has not announced a developer for the project.
A plan for a smaller – but still quite large – apartment and commercial development just west of that site, on the other side of Trabue Road, was also revealed earlier this month.
A redevelopment plan for the 20-acre Battelle site was announced in February, but hasn’t moved forward since.
High-end townhomes are planned for Schumacher Place.
An expansion at Easton was announced, paired with a controversial tax abatement plan.
University City Center on Olentangy will be completely redeveloped starting in the spring.
A former Andersons store and parking lot is going to be redeveloped as apartments.