69 Urban Development Projects Under Construction in 2017
With so many projects proposed and announced in 2016, it’s no surprise that 2017 saw construction cranes sprout up all around the city. No street saw more action than High Street, though, which has been crowded with cranes from Downtown to the University District.
Below, you’ll find our roundup of the significant urban development projects that were under construction throughout the year.
The build-out of Neighborhood Launch continues, with work starting recently on the second phase of Sixth Street Mews.
Although the site has been cleared for a new 11-story mixed-use apartment building on South High, vertical construction hasn’t yet started.
A 12-story hotel across from the convention center will have a rooftop bar.
The 231-unit mixed-use development at Gay and High is up to three stories.
A hard hat tour of the Municipal Light Plant last summer showed that construction will be ongoing for some time at the site.
Expect a grand opening next summer at the National Veterans Memorial & Museum.
Two historic buildings on High between Broad and Gay are being renovated.
After significant delays, work has started on the renovation of several buildings at the corner of Front and Long streets Downtown.
The Coleman Government Center is expected to open in early 2018.
Work started earlier this year on a nine-story building on Oak Street.
If you’ve traveled up or down High Street, it’s impossible to miss the sheer volume of construction activity in the Short North. The current list includes: a six-story building at Third & High, the new Stonewall Columbus offices, the Brunner, a nine-story office building, a 10-story hotel on the former Haiku site, another building on the former (and future) site of a UDF at the corner of East First and High street, and the Castle at the corner of West Second and High.
Just off of High, Hubbard Park Place has been topped off.
Lots of projects have started on North Fourth Street in Italian Village. The Christopher will bring condos and offices to the corridor, the first phase of the redevelopment of the Budd Dairy site is underway, and a major expansion of Seventh Son is going vertical.
Cranes also have dominated the stretch of High north of Fifth Avenue in the University District. Construction began on the controversial View on Pavey Square. The Wilson at Lane and High has been topped out.
Work also continued on a major project at the corner of Lane and Tuttle Park Place.
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, while a small apartment building is going up on East 11th Avenue.
Meanwhile, construction never really stops on the OSU campus.
Shipping containers seemed to be everywhere this year, including in this small project on Whittier Street.
A 163-unit development near the intersection of Parsons and Livingston began to take shape.
Also on Livingston, Nationwide Children’s Hospital continues to expand.
Work has progressed on the long-planned River and Rich development as well as on Gravity, the mixed-use project with a bold design on West Broad Street.
Near East Side
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is building a new office building and parking garage in the neighborhood.
A 15-unit condominium project on Bryden aims to fit in with the surrounding architecture of the historic neighborhood.
More apartments are also going up on Michigan Avenue.
Grandview Heights and Fifth by Northwest
A construction kickoff event was recently held in Whitehall for a 20-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of East Broad Street and Hamilton Road.
Work just started in December on the new Dublin Library.
Work started on 33 new homes in Milo-Grogan.
The large Hamilton Quarter development in the New Albany area is underway.