40 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2020
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 – announced, under construction, completed and miscellaneous. Despite the complete upheaval of our lives and the economy, 2020 was still a busy year for construction in and around Columbus. 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 2020.
Last summer saw six new apartment buildings open Downtown: Harlow on Main, Industry Columbus, Library Park Apartments (first two phases), Microliving at Long and Front, The Pierce and Xander on State.
The first units in the Reach on Goodale project are now complete, but work continues on the overall development. Work on the new-build portion of the development near the corner of Third and Long – now called @150 North Third Street – is wrapping up.
A parking garage fronted by a small retail space is now open at the corner of Long and Neilston (the garage was originally proposed for a different parcel a block away).
A larger parking garage near the Greater Columbus Convention Center also opened up this year.
40 Lincoln, a parking garage wrapped by residences and containing some restaurant space, is on track to be completed before the end of the year.
New developments continued to open along the North Fourth Street corridor, including a three-story building at the corner of First Avenue, and and Four x Five, a residential development at Fifth Avenue.
Elsewhere in Grandview, work on the second phase of The Broadview development is wrapping up.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital held an open house in March for the nine-story Behavioral Health Pavilion on Livingston Avenue.
Near East Side
All of the housing within the 16-acre Legacy Pointe at Poindexter development is now complete. A public park is still planned for Hawthorne Avenue, and a piece of land east of Winner Street – next to the parking lot for OSU Hospital East – remains undeveloped, but that was sold to OSU in 2017. A museum is planned for the two remaining original Poindexter Village buildings.
The Residences at the Sutton – a 100-unit building that sits just west of the office portion of the development, at the corner of First and High – also opened earlier this year.
548 West State, an apartment building featuring a large mural, opened at the corner of State and Mill.
The conversion of a former motel into Carol Stewart Village – housing for at-risk youth operated by Star House – was completed in September.
A pair of Ohio State projects on either side of Neil Avenue opened late in the year – the new Optometry Clinic and Health Sciences Faculty Office Building sits at the southeast corner of 11th Avenue, and the new Postle Hall sits just south of 12th Avenue.
The first vendors at North Market Bridge Park opened for business in November. The market is located on the ground floor of a building that holds 60 apartment units as well as a parking garage.
A building with a modern design was completed on Main Street in Bexley.
The re-imagining of the historic Maennerchor Building in the Brewery District was finalized this year.
A one-story retail strip opened near the corner of North Broadway and High in Clintonville.
A new 248-unit complex on the Far East Side will offer affordable housing.
A former Giant Eagle was converted into a self-storage facility.
Work is wrapping up and the first move-ins are scheduled for January 1 at The City, the 266-unit development that replaced a one-story retail strip at University City Shopping Center.
The Belmont House, the residential portion of a larger proposed development off of Trabue Road, opened earlier in the year.
The first phase of the Norton Crossing development in Whitehall opened this fall.