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17-Story Mixed-Use Building Announced at Columbus Commons

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When the plan to redevelop the old City Center mall into Columbus Commons was originally announced in 2009, the master plan included a central park space with new apartment and office buildings lining both sides of the park. The Highpoint at Columbus Commons buildings were developed to fill in the west side of the site along High Street, and today The Daimler Group and Kaufman Development announced plans to fill in the final piece of land on the east side of the site with a 17-story mixed use tower.

The group of developers have collaborated on the 12-story 250 High development that is currently under construction just south of Columbus Commons. Similarly, the new tower — dubbed Two25 — will be designed by architectural firm NBBJ. The building will house 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail, 125,000 square feet of Class A office space on five floors, and 11 stories containing 170 apartment and condo units.

“With 250 High and Two25 Commons, we set out to prove that sophisticated designs, incorporated with mixed uses and a unifying sense of community would not only work, but flourish in Downtown Columbus,” said Kaufman Development CEO Brett Kaufman. “Along with the expertise and execution displayed by Bob White and the Daimler team, we feel privileged to have had the opportunity to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Columbus.”

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Parking will be accommodated by the existing underground lot below the park, and the building will be connected to the Columbus Commons garage through a new walkway over Rich Street.

The development represents a $90 million investment and is slated for occupancy and completion in 2017/2018.

In other nearby news, Lifestyle Communities received approval from the Downtown Commission yesterday to expand their apartment building on the southwest corner of Rich and High from 8 stories to 10 stories.

For ongoing discussion on Two25, CLICK HERE to visit our Messageboard.

For more information, visit www.two25commons.com.

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