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55 Urban Development Projects Under Construction in 2016

Brent Warren Brent Warren 55 Urban Development Projects Under Construction in 2016Construction continues at work sites around Columbus including (l to r) the Coleman Government Center, LC RiverSouth and Parks Edge Condos. All photos by Walker Evans.
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Construction cranes could be found all throughout Columbus in 2016, and the construction noise, dust and road closures likely affected everyone in one way or another. While the temporary inconveniences can be an annoyance, the long-term impact is an increase in new residents, businesses and amenities arriving in a rapidly-growing city. Below, you’ll find our roundup of the 55 significant urban development projects that were under construction throughout the year. Keep an eye out on most of these projects being completed sometime in 2017.

Downtown – Edwards Companies’ Neighborhood Launch development reached an important milestone this year, and work continues on the Neilston apartment building as well as the Sixth Street Mews.

Edwards’ renovation of the Citizens Building on the southwest corner of Gay and High streets is nearing completion, and the developer broke ground on a six-story mixed-use development planned for the northwest corner.

Work continues on the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum on the Scioto Peninsula.

Land has been cleared for a Home2Suites extended-stay hotel on East Main Street, while a six-story, 89-unit building is rising at the corner of Front and Main, as are new apartments on Town Street.

Work started up again this year on the two LC RiverSouth buildings at the corner of Rich and High.

Work has progressed on a major expansion and renovation of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Nationwide Realty Investor’s 12-story Parks Edge condo building rose quickly in the Arena District.

Ground was just recently broken on Kaufman and Daimler’s Two25, voted the best architectural design of 2016 by CU readers.

Renovation work is ongoing at the Madison mixed-use redevelopment, and the small building next door was recently demolished.

A group of buildings at Long and Sixth streets is being renovated, and the next phase of the Yankee Trader building renovation has started. Preliminary work on the renovation of a prominent former power plant has also started.

The eight-story Michael B. Coleman Governmental Center on Front has been topped out.

Work has begun on the View on Grant development, and site work has started for the new 12-story apartment building on Oak Street.

Short North – Work recently began on a six-story apartment building at the northwest corner of Third and High, but a plan to provide parking exclusively for tiny cars was nixed by the city.

Construction started in earnest this year on the long-anticipated Hubbard Park Place in Victorian Village.

Construction continues at Hubbard Park Place in the Short North.

Construction continues at Hubbard Park Place in the Short North.

While existing rental units in Jeffrey Park are 97% occupied, some of the new apartments and condos in the development that were approved in 2016 are expected to be delivered in 2017.

Work is almost complete on the the renovation of two warehouse buildings in Italian Village.

Work on the Brunner Building is underway, and the Short North White Castle development is finally going vertical.

The Milo-Grogan neighborhood has watched as the massive new Rogue Fitness facility took shape along Cleveland Avenue.

After being approved in 2015, a mixed-use building on the former Olympic Pool site in Clintonville – now called the Deco – is going vertical.

The Barrett in Merion Village saw its first residents move in this year (some of the new-build townhomes are complete), but work continues on the renovation of the historic school building and on new single family homes that are also part of the project.

Townhomes are coming to the corner of Whittier and Front in the Brewery District.

The University District continues to evolve. Eight buildings were demolished to make way for the first major piece of the 15th and High plan – the Wellington is a six-story building that will hold a 30,000 square foot Target store.

Construction continues at the North Branch Library in the University District.

Construction continues at the North Branch Library in the University District.

Much progress was made on the Highline on Nine, which fronts High Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

Construction began this fall on a seven-story building at the intersection of Lane and Tuttle Park Place.

The laundromat and dollar store at the corner of Seventh and High were demolished this month to make way for a six-story building.

The redevelopment of the former gas station at the corner of Lane and High was approved this year, and excavators are now breaking ground on the site.

Work continues on the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Northside Branch, and work is wrapping up on  48 townhomes on King Avenue

On the Near East Side,  lots of progress has been made on the mixed-income Poindexter Village redevelopment.

The ongoing expansion of Nationwide Children’s Hospital continues.

In Grandview, a five-story office and storage building is under construction on Goodale Boulevard  and a 64-unit apartment development close to Grandview Avenue is taking shape.

NRI is finishing up work on a 35-unit condo building in Grandview Yard, while just getting started on a larger five-story mixed-use building in the northern portion of the 90-acre development. Also under construction is the other for-sale product at Grandview Yard – Wagenbrenner Development’s Homes on Pullman Way.

New condos are under construction at Grandview Yard.

New condos are under construction at Grandview Yard.

Bridge Park in Dublin saw a major ramping up of construction, with many multi-story buildings topping out and the first businesses set to open early in 2017.

Newark’s downtown is being transformed.

READ MORE: 32 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2016

READ MORE: 65 Urban Development Projects Announced in 2016

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