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34 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2017

Brent Warren Brent Warren 34 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2017
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As we usually do at this time of year, we’ve compiled a list of projects – mostly in urban Columbus – that were either completed, started, or announced this year. After going back and sorting a year’s worth of stories, here are some of our take-aways about 2017:

  • Downtown continued to lead the pack in all three categories, beating out any other single neighborhood.
  • The transformation of High Street in the Short North and University District continued, with many large projects scheduled to open in 2018.
  • Construction started on some major developments in Franklinton after many years of planning (but even bigger ones may be on the way).
  • Development activity has steadily picked up on the Near East Side.
  • Large, multi-phase developments like Grandview Yard, Bridge Park, Jeffrey Park and Poindexter Village continued to steadily fill in.

Read on below for a list of projects that wrapped up in 2017, sorted by neighborhood.


The new Scioto Peninsula park and underground parking garage in front of COSI was completed this fall.

The historic Weisheimer building was renovated and now holds offices and a photo studio for Express.

Although there is likely still work to be done on some individual condominiums, the Leveque Tower restoration is effectively done – Hotel Leveque is open and residents have moved into the apartments

The Citizens Building opened at the corner of Gay and High and the renovated Mercantile Building opened for residents earlier this year.

Two new apartment buildings also opened recently.

A new hotel opened on East Main Street.

Work wrapped up on the five-story Neilston apartment building on Long Street, and a renovated parking garage opened down the street.

The first of two Parks Edge condo buildings was completed in the Arena District, and Engine House Number 2 opened on the south side of Downtown

Short North

A new retail center opened in Italian Village and a former church was converted into offices for Architectural Alliance.

Both Aston Row and The Jerome opened.

New residents have moved in to the latest Jeffrey Park apartments.

Near East Side

The historic St. Clair Hotel was renovated, as was a former dormitory on Bryden Road.

Lifestyle Communities tested out a new concept in Olde Towne East.

Many buildings are complete and units are available at Legacy Pointe at Poindexter.

South Side

A new Fruit Park opened on a formerly vacant lot on Parsons (a second one also opened in Weinland Park).

The Residences at Career Gateway celebrated its grand opening in August and Fortress Field opened in Obetz.


At Grandview Yard, the Manchester was completed, and many of the Homes on Pullman Way were finished.

The Broadview opened just off of Grandview Avenue.

University District

The new Northside Library opened last summer and, just up the street, the Highline at Nine opened for business.

Other Neighborhoods

Huntington Bank opened new offices in a former Meijer on Cleveland Avenue

The Deco opened in Clintonville as a 55-and-over building.

An affordable housing project on the Hilltop wrapped up this year and Chromedge Studios opened in Franklinton.

The AC Hotel at Bridge Park is one of many buildings completed in the Dublin development.

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