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    Press Release:

    Westminster Thurber Community To Add Luxury Apartments in Late Fall 2015

    Columbus, Ohio – Westminster Thurber Community, 717 Neil Ave., is working on plans to expand its continuing care retirement community to include Goodale Landing, 67 luxury condo-style apartments overlooking downtown Columbus. Construction of the new apartment building on the Westminster Thurber’s campus is targeted to be completed by late fall 2015.

    “The time is right to expand our campus to meet the needs of today’s active seniors in such a wonderful location,” said Westminster Thurber Executive Director Leslie Belfance. “Not only will Goodale Landing offer breathtaking views and amenities, but it will also afford residents the peace of mind that comes with plans for the future in a continuing care retirement community.”

    Goodale Landing will feature eight distinct floor plans ranging in size from 1,140 to 2,000 square feet. Key apartment amenities include an open floor plan, a laundry room with washer, dryer and a utility sink, four-season sun room, a balcony, a full kitchen with pantry, and heated bathroom floors. Goodale Landing will connect to Thurber Tower, where residents may dine in one of Westminster’s new restaurants or go for a swim in its new indoor, heated pool. Residents will also have access to underground, heated parking and spacious walk-in storage spaces.

    Westminster Thurber is now accepting reservations for Goodale Landing and offering an informational meeting on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please RSVP to Valerie Hartwell at 614-228-8888.

    As a continuing care retirement community, Westminster Thurber also offers another 149 apartments with a unique range of sizes, designs, features, services and amenities; assisted living services in 71 apartments tailored to meet individual needs; The Rehab Studios, currently serving those who are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery, in 36 private studio apartments, and long term nursing care in Westminster-Thurber’s Health Care Center designed for 92 residents who require around-the-clock nursing care.

    The Goodale Landing pre-marketing effort was approved by the OPRS Communities Board of Directors at its February 9, 2012 meeting. OPRS Communities, which owns and operates Westminster Thurber Community, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS). OPRS is the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services in Ohio. A faith-based organization with headquarters in Columbus, OPRS serves more than 95,000 people in 38 Ohio counties annually through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence (which provides an array of home care and adult day care services throughout the state).

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    Good news. I hope this spurs further development. My hopes are a Trader Joes or some other nice grocery goes into a revamped Niel Ave plaza when Giant Eagle pulls out.

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    leftovers said:
    Good news. I hope this spurs further development. My hopes are a Trader Joes or some other nice grocery goes into a revamped Niel Ave plaza when Giant Eagle pulls out.

    that Giant Eagle is such a shithole.

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    Nothing special but that’s a pretty good location for apartments. Having more people in that area is good for downtown.

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    columbusmike said:
    Nothing special but that’s a pretty good location for apartments. Having more people in that area is good for downtown.

    +1

    In addition to residents, it increases visitor traffic, staffing, etc. Good for neighborhood businesses.

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    Great news but I think they may be sorry down the road that they did not go with the 14 story tower/add’l units. The need for retirement type care facilities is going to explode in the coming two decades. Not to mention they have a 98% occupancy rate. Must have been a $$ thing.

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    ^ I agree, We have an ageing population, even though Columbus is one of the youngest.

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    More people the merrier! A nice walkable area for the elderly.

    It would be nice to enhance that little retail strip by there and get a decent grocery. It is just a hop and skip from the AD but I find myself driving to the SN Kroger for my groceries.

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    groundrules said:
    that Giant Eagle is such a shithole.

    On topic: Glad to see them expand this location. Wonder what type of retires they take in given that their doesn’t seem to be much outside for residents to do.

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    bldng4jstc said:

    On topic: Glad to see them expand this location. Wonder what type of retires they take in given that their doesn’t seem to be much outside for residents to do.

    i like the GEagle snark. once that store is gone, there will be open wailing about how we used to have a small, urban grocery in the neighborhood. it is also a significant benefit to the residents of Westminster Thurber.

    as for activities, the one building has a rooftop pool (you can catch a glimpse of it in the photo). the new building is taking the place of some patio space and shuffleboard courts. they are also in one-block of Goodale Park and a community dog park is across the street. the existing buildings also have lots of indoor community space, which was significantly expanded and remodeled in the past few years.

    as far as sparking rumors, i heard a long time ago (i think back when there was discussion of moving the Giant Eagle to the other side of 670) that Westminster-Thurber had their eye on that entire commercial plaza. while there is an advantage to their residents in having the CVS next door, they could do a lot of redevelopment to that property to add hundreds of units and still retain a drug-store and other commercial tenants. but again, rumor them, rumor now.

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    The rumor I’ve heard is that Giant Eagle is going to consolidate its Neil Ave and Grandview stores into a new giant Market District store in the Grandview Yard. That would not really be a walkable option for those currently walking to the Neil Ave store.

    As a basic grocery store the Neil Ave GE does the job, but the new Kroger up the Street is 10x better, less expensive and often faster to get out of. If they are planning to leave, nothing can be done about that. I do not think it is wrong to voice desire for a nice walkable urban grocery store like Trader Joe’s. I think the population density, fairly well off demographics and to a degree ‘foodie’ nature of VV/AD/HW would be ideal to something like their core business model. I also think the nieghborhood is social media savvy enough to let the right people know what they want.

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    mrpoppinzs said:
    The rumor I’ve heard is that Giant Eagle is going to consolidate its Neil Ave and Grandview stores into a new giant Market District store in the Grandview Yard.

    MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/grandview-yard-news-updates/page/4#post-415175

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    Westminster-Thurber on track for construction of 2nd apartment tower in early 2013
    Business First by Carrie Ghose, Staff reporter
    Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Seniors have reserved 35 of the 90 units in a planned second independent-living apartment high-rise at Westminster-Thurber Community in Columbus, and with 10 more commitments construction will start, possibly by spring, parent Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services says.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2012/11/20/westminster-thurber-on-track-for.html

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    Goodale Landing apartments at Westminster-Thurber move closer to construction

    Jul 29, 2013, 1:50pm EDT
    Carrie Ghose
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    Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services plans to go to market with a $50 million to $75 million tax-exempt bond issue this fall for construction projects statewide, including a seven-story luxury senior apartment complex at its Westminster-Thurber Community in Columbus.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2013/07/goodale-landing-apartments-at.html

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    What looks like a new parking lot, is being built across the street from this.

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