65 Urban Development Projects Announced in 2016
Columbus saw an average of 1.25 significant new development proposals per week throughout 2016, bringing a flood of new concepts in front of neighborhood commissions and review boards. While many were revised and approved, others are still working their way through the processes. Below, you’ll find our roundup on 65 urban development projects that were announced in 2016 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.
Downtown – Homeport announced plans to build affordable housing on the site of its former offices, but that project is on hold after the it was not awarded tax credits.
The second 12-story Parks Edge condo building in the Arena District was announced.
Although no plans have been made public, Edwards Companies bought the PNC Building downtown and could be eying a mixed-use rehab for the office building.
South High Street will see a new 11-story mixed-use apartment building.
The neighborhood around the Topiary Park could be seeing some significant development, with a seven-story proposal for Town Street as well as a large-scale plan from Motorists Insurance Group to develop the many surface parking lots that the company owns in the area. The library also put out an request for proposals to demolish and redevelop the Grant Oak apartments.
A new pedestrian bridge over the Olentangy River was announced by the city in July.
A proposal for a large hotel and office development on Park Street was approved by the Historic Resources Commission in May.
Work should be starting soon on the new Scioto Peninsula park and underground parking garage in front of COSI.
Crawford Hoying proposed a 110-room hotel for the Haiku site, and a plan to convert Bollinger Tower in the Short North from affordable senior housing into a hotel has been working its way through the Italian Village Commission.
Change could be coming to the Spring Cleaners site in Italian Village.
Elford’s plan for the UDF site at the corner of East First and High was approved, and is also eyeing the 18-acre White Castle headquarters site on Goodale Street.
Some long-empty buildings on North Fourth Street could soon hold a new bar and restaurant.
NBBJ submitted a plan to the University Area Review Board for a 12-story hotel at the corner of West Eighth and High.
OSU revealed more details about planned development along a realigned Cannon Drive.
A long and skinny building was proposed for a tucked-away site.
The second phase of Grant Park in Weinland Park calls for a total of 398 units north of East Fifth Avenue, between Grant Avenue and the railroad tracks.
A small apartment building on East 11th Avenue was approved.
Borror Properties obtained a key piece of property that straddles the University District-Clintonville line.
Further north in Clintonville, three separate proposals for apartment developments came to light in March, with little movement since.
Casto’s long-planned development in Franklinton was approved and work is scheduled to start soon on a mixed-use project with a bold design on West Broad Street.
Planning has begun for a possible mixed-use development on the Mount Carmel West campus.
PACT has been talking to Near East Side residents about plans for two historic buildings on Taylor Avenue.
A 78-unit apartment complex was approved for Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East.
A 163-unit development was approved for a parking lot just off the intersection of Parsons and Livingston avenues.
Fruit Parks are planned for vacant lots on the South Side and in Weinland Park.
A multi-story storage facility is planned for the Brewery District.
An apartment building was proposed for a prominent corner in Bexley.
Huntington Bank announced plans to transform the former Meijer on Cleveland Avenue into offices.
A seven-story development was proposed for Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington.
Kaufman Development announced plans to test the Dublin housing market.
Wagenbrenner’s plans for Grandview Crossing were approved.
Whitehall announced a 20-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of East Broad Street and Hamilton Road.
Obetz announced plans for a new stadium called Fortress Field.