Spring has officially arrived! Birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bloom, and construction cranes fill the air. While the national recession has certainly slowed down many aspects of the building industry, Columbus is leading the nation in construction jobs. This edition of our construction update takes us to Grandview Avenue, the Short North, the RiverSouth District, the Arena District and beyond. Many of the development shown are nearing completion dates scheduled for 2011.
The pictorial can be found below.
Construction is nearing completion on Phase 2 of Bishop’s Walk at Neighborhood Launch Condos. Once this portion of the project is finished, Neighborhood Launch will be home to 74 of its planned 300 new residential units:
Construction is progressing on The Abigail, a student-oriented apartment building located Downtown, adjacent to CCAD. The building features one, two and three-bedroom units and is now accepting rental applications online:
Progress continues along the Scioto Mile, the new Downtown riverfront interconnected park system that will open this summer. Pictured below are photos of the promenade along the riverfront, a shot of the new Rich Street Bridge, and an updated view of the new restaurant space in Bicentennial Park that will be home to a new restaurant from the Columbus Brewing Company:
Construction at Columbus Commons is 99% complete and the grand opening will take place on May 26th:
The new Downtown Hilton Hotel broke ground last summer. There’s been quite a bit of progress made on the foundation work lately, and the 500-room hotel will be going sky-high soon. The planned opening is Fall 2012:
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital expansion project continues construction with most of the visible exterior work completed on the new 12-story building and progress being made on the new 6-story office building:
Grandview Yard hasn’t started on Phase 2 yet, but they have mostly completed the demolition work of the former Big Bear warehouse space. The only things left are a few piles of rubble and a couple of Big Bear signs:
Work on the NOBO on Long development in the King Lincoln District has made much progress in the past month. The historic building on the left is being renovated into 2 condo units, and the building on the right is a new build that will house 7 more units:
The RiverSouth neighborhood located Downtown remains under heavy construction as streets, sidewalks and utilities get a complete overhaul along Front Street, Rich Street, Main Street and others:
The iconic Goody Boy diner in the Short North has been half ripped apart to make way for a new restaurant renovation:
Last but not least, The Windsor development is nearly wrapped up, which replaces the Kingswood Building that tragically burned down in January of 2009. New retail tenants include Matt the Miller’s Tavern, Orange Leaf Yogurt and a relocated Objects for the Home. The upper floors are home to 37 apartment units and are now being leased: