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65 Urban Development Projects Announced in 2016

Brent Warren Brent Warren 65 Urban Development Projects Announced in 2016New Downtown development proposals from 2016 include (l to r): 35-story building from Wood Companies & Schiff Capital (Architecture by Schooley Caldwell), 25-story Millennial Tower from Arshot Investment Corporation (Architecture by Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates), and 11-story building from Crawford Hoying (Architecture by DesignGroup).
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Columbus saw an average of 1.25 significant new development proposals per week throughout 2016, bringing a flood of new concepts in front of neighborhood commissions and review boards. While many were revised and approved, others are still working their way through the processes. Below, you’ll find our roundup on 65 urban development projects that were announced in 2016 that have not yet started construction. Be on the lookout over the next several years to see these new projects come to life throughout the city.

Downtown – Homeport announced plans to build affordable housing on the site of its former offices, but that project is on hold after the it was not awarded tax credits.

The second 12-story Parks Edge condo building in the Arena District was announced.

Although no plans have been made public, Edwards Companies bought the PNC Building downtown and could be eying a mixed-use rehab for the office building.

The City of Columbus put out another request for proposals for the corner of Long and Fourth and a historic building just up the street will be renovated.

South High Street will see a new 11-story mixed-use apartment building.

The neighborhood around the Topiary Park could be seeing some significant development, with a seven-story proposal for Town Street as well as a large-scale plan from Motorists Insurance Group to develop the many surface parking lots that the company owns in the area. The library also put out an request for proposals to demolish and redevelop the Grant Oak apartments.

new pedestrian bridge over the Olentangy River was announced by the city in July.

Millenial Tower would be the tallest building built downtown in decades, but it could be outdone by an even-taller proposal for the North Market parking lot.

A proposal for a large hotel and office development on Park Street was approved by the Historic Resources Commission in May.

Work should be starting soon on the new Scioto Peninsula park and underground parking garage in front of COSI.

New Scioto Peninsula park and underground parking — rendering provided by CDDC.

New Scioto Peninsula park and underground parking — rendering provided by CDDC.

Two proposals for large developments in the core of the Short North have generated a lot of discussion – one for the Grandview Mercantile site and one for the IBEW property on West Second Avenue.

Crawford Hoying proposed a 110-room hotel for the Haiku site, and a plan to convert Bollinger Tower in the Short North from affordable senior housing into a hotel has been working its way through the Italian Village Commission.

Change could be coming to the Spring Cleaners site in Italian Village.

Elford’s plan for the UDF site at the corner of East First and High was approved, and is also eyeing the 18-acre White Castle headquarters site on Goodale Street.

Some long-empty buildings on North Fourth Street could soon hold a new bar and restaurant.

A plan to redevelop the former Exile bar and adjacent property was approved, and Stonewall Columbus continued to plan for the redevelopment of their property in the Short North.

The corner of Fifth and Summit in Italian Village could soon see new condos and a brewpub, while the redevelopment of the Budd Dairy site has been getting approved in phases.

In the University District, the controversial View on Pavey Square was approved at five stories, but construction has yet to begin on the project.

NBBJ submitted a plan to the University Area Review Board for a 12-story hotel at the corner of West Eighth and High.

New 12-story hotel proposed in the University District — rendering via NBBJ.

New 12-story hotel proposed in the University District — rendering via NBBJ.

OSU revealed more details about planned development along a realigned Cannon Drive.

long and skinny building was proposed for a tucked-away site.

The second phase of Grant Park in Weinland Park calls for a total of 398 units north of East Fifth Avenue, between Grant Avenue and the railroad tracks.

Ground has yet to be broken for the six-story building at 1525 North High Street, but it was announced that the ground floor will feature a Taco Bell Cantina.

A small apartment building on East 11th Avenue was approved.

Borror Properties obtained a key piece of property that straddles the University District-Clintonville line.

Further north in Clintonville, three separate proposals for apartment developments came to light in March, with little movement since.

Casto’s long-planned development in Franklinton was approved and work is scheduled to start soon on a mixed-use project with a bold design on West Broad Street.

45-unit apartment building was also proposed in the neighborhood, and a historic firehouse will be renovated.

Planning has begun for a possible mixed-use development on the Mount Carmel West campus.

PACT has been talking to Near East Side residents about plans for two historic buildings on Taylor Avenue.

The historic St. Clair Hotel is going to be renovated, and affordable senior housing is planned for East Main Street.

78-unit apartment complex was approved for Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East.

163-unit development was approved for a parking lot just off the intersection of Parsons and Livingston avenues.

Fruit Parks are planned for vacant lots on the South Side and in Weinland Park.

In Harrison West the Superior Beverage site is slated for development, and condos and a storage facility are planned for a parcel next door.

multi-story storage facility is planned for the Brewery District.

The large Hamilton Quarter development in the New Albany area inspired some pushback about its connectivity and walkability.

An apartment building was proposed for a prominent corner in Bexley.

Renderings via Lusk Architecture & Fehér Architecture.

New apartment building proposed in Bexley —rendering via Lusk Architecture & Fehér Architecture.

Huntington Bank announced plans to transform the former Meijer on Cleveland Avenue into offices.

seven-story development was proposed for Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington.

Kaufman Development announced plans to test the Dublin housing market.

Wagenbrenner’s plans for Grandview Crossing were approved.

Whitehall announced a 20-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of East Broad Street and Hamilton Road.

Obetz announced plans for a new stadium called Fortress Field.

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