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42 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2018

Brent Warren Brent Warren 42 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2018
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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 2018:

  • After several years of high-profile announcements and construction starts, many projects on High Street in the Short North and the University District were completed this year (or are scheduled for completion in early 2019).
  •  The Brewery District was in the news this year, with a couple of historic preservation fights and at least one major proposal that could bring significant change to the neighborhood.
  • With 22 projects under construction and 11 new projects announced, the steady transformation of Downtown continued in 2018.
  • Franklinton saw residents moving into newly constructed buildings after many years of planning, and more development is on the way.
  • Development activity is showing no signs of slowing on the South Side and the Near East Side.
  • Two of the biggest announcements came at the end of the year; a new  CoverMyMeds headquarters and a new Crew SC stadium and 885-unit mixed-use development (both projects also happen to sit less than half a mile from the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers).

Read on below for a list of projects that wrapped up in 2018, sorted by neighborhood.

Short North

A six-story building at Third & High was completed and dubbed the Valencia.

The Castle — Photo by Walker Evans.

Stonewall Columbus opened up its new offices for some events in December, with a complete move-in scheduled for early 2019.

The Brunner Building opened, featuring Thread and Ampersand Asian Supper Club on the first floor.

The corner of First and High once again holds a UDF, although now the convenience store occupies just a portion of the first floor of a four-story mixed-use development.

The Castle opened and quickly filled its commercial space.

On North Fourth Street in Italian Village, work is wrapping up on Fourth Crossing, while the Christopher and a major expansion of Seventh Son were both completed.

Two projects on Detroit Avenue have been completed and another round of apartments – as well as some for-sale units – were completed at Jeffrey Park

The first resident have moved into Hubbard Park Place in Victorian Village.


The Coleman Government Center opened earlier this year, and October saw the grand opening of the National Veterans Memorial & Museum.

The Coleman Government Center — Photo by Brent Warren.

Work at 80 on the Commons wrapped up and the first office tenants moved in. Down the street, the first of two new LC RiverSouth buildings also opened.

The View on Grant and the Lear Block renovation opened to residents this year.

The second 12-story Parks Edge condo building was completed.

The Washington Gladden Social Justice Park opened on a small plot of land on East Broad Street.

Grant Hospital completed an addition to one of its Downtown facilities.

University District

Early this year we wrote about five student-oriented developments that were scheduled to open before the start of fall semester: The Wilson at Lane and High, The Wellington (with its new Target store), Uncommon Columbus at Seventh and High, The Point on Lane, and Luxe Belle.

Target at The Wellington — Photo by Taijuan Moorman.

The Grant Park Apartments are now open in Weiland Park.

South Side

East Public on Parsons saw several tenants move in as work on the project wrapped up. Down the street, a fresh produce market opened up in a former beer and wine drive-through.

East Public — Photo by Anne Evans.

Residents have moved into the Arbor Apartments near the intersection of Parsons and Livingston.

Townhomes at the corner of Whittier and Front were completed in the Brewery District.

Near East Side

A grand opening celebration was held for the new Martin Luther King Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library in October.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s new office building and parking garage in the neighborhood was completed.


The River and Rich development saw the first residents move in this year, as did the Out of Town development was completed.

Gravity — Photo by Taijuan Moorman.

While the first residents and commercial tenants aren’t scheduled to begin moving in until spring, the team behind Gravity has already hosted a number of events at the new building.

Grandview Heights/Fifth by Northwest

More apartments and offices at Grandview Yard were finished, as was the 828 at the Yard project.

A new apartment building on Norton Avenue is complete.

Other Neighborhoods

Many of the affordable homes being built in Milo-Grogan have been completed

A Verizon store opened at the corner of North Broadway and High.

READ MORE: 57 Urban Development Projects Under Construction in 2018

READ MORE52 Urban Development Projects Announced in 2018

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