32 Urban Development Projects Completed 2021

Brent Warren Brent Warren 32 Urban Development Projects Completed Field during a game last summer, photo by Brent Warren.
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Once again, we’ve compiled a list of all of the development projects that we have been tracking this year. We sorted that list into categories – announcedunder construction, completed and miscellaneous. It was another busy year for construction in and around Columbus, and Downtown once again led the list, with more projects wrapping up there this year than any other neighborhood. Read on below for our list of projects that were completed in 2021.


The Crew’s new stadium – Field – opened last summer to generally positive reviews.

The AC Hotel Downtown at 517 Park St. also debuted this year. Nearby, a new office building was completed, as well as the final phase of the Parks Edge condominiums.

Another condo project – the Mews, in the Neighborhood Launch development – also wrapped up this year.

A new apartment development called 275 Front is now leasing (the project was formerly known as the Matan).

University District

A new building and plaza at 15th and High. Photo by Brent Warren.

A mixed-use building at the corner of High and 16th and the new WOSU headquarters were both completed this year, as was the public plaza at the center of the larger 15th and High project.

To the south, work wrapped up on an addition to this High Street project.

Portions of the Makley Place development on West Fifth Avenue are complete, and at the corner of Fifth and Summit, the Aubrey is now open.

At the corner of Neil and Hudson, the renovation of the former Open Air School is complete and the building has hosted its first events. Understory, a new concept from Wolf’s Ridge, and the second location of Emmett’s Cafe are due to open in the building in2021.

A new feature at Tuttle Park is now open and has proven popular with skaters and rollerbladers.

Near East Side

A 36-unit building on Oak Street opened last spring.

Atcheson Place Lofts and the Adelphi Quarter development both saw 2021 openings.

The first phase of the long-anticipated redevelopment of a former trolley barn near Franklin Park was completed this year, with the first East Market concepts opening earlier this month.

Italian Village

The renovation of a historic church that was damaged in a fire is complete, just down the street from Budd Dairy Food Hall, which opened last spring.

Budd Dairy Food Hall – Photo by Susan Post


Work wrapped up on a revamped park and new community center in the neighborhood.

Leasing started this fall at Kenlawn Place on Cleveland Avenue.

Other Neighborhoods

The Columbus Crew opened a new training facility, called the OhioHealth Performance Center, at the former Mapfre Stadium site.

Graceland Flats in Clintonville is now open, as is the Luxe 88 apartment complex on Henderson.

The first building in the new CoverMyMeds campus in Franklinton is complete.

A giant parking lot at Polaris is now covered with thousands of solar panels.

The Quarry Trails Metro Park is now open to visitors, although work continues on the adjacent development.

The airport has a new rental car facility that is being served by electric buses.

A new pharmacy opened on the South Side, and work is wrapping up on a new-and-improved Boys and Girls Club in Milo-Grogan.

More units were added to Hamilton Crossing in Whitehall.

New Hilltop and Karl Road branches were the latest Columbus Metropolitan Library openings.

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