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Best Urban Development in Columbus of 2016: The Madison

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Everywhere you look around Columbus, you’re likely to see construction cranes in the sky. For some people that means extra traffic and noise, but to most people it means that our city is growing and evolving. While Columbus Underground Writer Brent Warren covers the daily development beat, the end of the year is a time for reflection as a whole. And when asked, our readers and contributors selected the renovation of The Madison department store buildings as the number one urban development project of 2016.

After purchasing the buildings in late 2014, the local developers at The Day Companies began to seek state tax funding to complete a historic renovation of the group of buildings located on High Street just north of Gay Street. After securing funding in 2015, work began earlier this year on interior renovation work. This fall, the demolition of the two-story structure at 90 North High also took place, which will give way to creating an exterior pedestrian space for the project.

Once fully completed, the renovated buildings will contain over 100,000 square feet of office, retail and residential space, with future plans to potentially add a 12-story hotel building and parking garage on the surface parking lot next door. The renovated project was designed by Meyers + Associates Architecture.

For more information, visit www.daycompanies.net/upcoming-projects/.

The Top 10 Columbus Urban Development Projects of 2016:

  1. The Madison Redevelopment
  2. The Barrett Redevelopment
  3. Bridge Park
  4. Columbus Main Library Renovation
  5. Millennial Tower
  6. Coleman Government Center
  7. The Deco
  8. The Castle
  9. Grandview Yard
  10. The Jerome

Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2015 — The Scioto Greenways
Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2014 — Grandview Yard

Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2013 — The Hub

Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2012 – The Downtown Hilton Hotel
Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2011 – The Scioto Mile
Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2010 – Wonderland
Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2009 – City Center Demolition
Flashback: Best Urban Development of 2008 – Gay Street Development

Note: Our “Best of 2016″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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