40 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2019

Brent Warren Brent Warren 40 Urban Development Projects Completed in 2019The Nicholas — Photo by Walker Evans.
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Once again, we’ve compiled a list of all of the projects – mostly in urban Columbus – that we have been tracking this year. We then sorted that list into categories – announced, under construction, completed and other (aka “in limbo”). In a demonstration of how steady the transformation of downtown has been over the last several years, that neighborhood led each category in number of projects. Read on below for a list of projects that wrapped up in 2019.


The first residents moved into The Nicholas over the summer, although work continues on the northern portion of the building.

Columbus has another rooftop patio option now that The Canopy by Hilton is open on Nationwide Boulevard.

Work wrapped up on the latest addition to Neighborhood Launch this year.

Grant Hospital completed its new parking garage.

Mitchell Hall on the campus of Columbus State Community College officially opened its doors in August.

The 37-story Huntington Center unveiled some extensive updates, as did a historic building on North Third Street.

A renovation of the former Zettler Hardware building was also completed this year.

The second of the two LC RiverSouth buildings on South High Street is now open.

White Castle recently celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in the 18-acre Reach on Goodale development.

Garth’s Auctions is now operating out of the former Municipal Light Plant on West Nationwide Boulevard, although plenty of work remains to convert the rest of the large complex into office space.

View of The Graduate (left) and 711 High Building (right) from the sixth floor of The Moxy Hotel — Photo by Walker Evans.

Short North

Two hotels opened in the heart of the Short North: The Moxie, at 800 N. High St. (which will also hold WeWork and TownHall), and the Graduate, at 750 N. High St.

The parcel that once held Grandview Mercantile is now home to the Offices at The Sutton.

nine-story office building now stands at 711 N. High St., on what used to be a parking lot. Del Mar SoCal Kitchen occupies the first floor of the building, while Lincoln Social offers a rooftop bar experience.

The Yardley — photo by Brent Warren.

Near East Side

Several projects wrapped up this year on the Near East Side, including Bryden Row, The Yardley, The Morgan and the condominium building across from Franklin Park called The Franklin.

Station 324 apartments — Photo by Walker Evans.

Italian Village

The transformation of the North Fourth Street corridor continued in 2019. The Beeker, at the northern end of the corridor, offers apartment over a new Zaftig Brewing Co. outpost. At the southern end, more apartments and townhomes were filled at Jeffrey Park, and the final phase of the 25 Jeffrey Park condo project was completed.

Just east of North Fourth Street, Station 324 opened and was featured on the fall Urban Living Tour.

Townhaus — Photo by Walker Evans.

South Side

The Townhaus development in Schumacher Place was completed, as was a new Via Vecchia facility at The Fort.

A long-vacant commercial building in Southern Orchards was renovated for office use.

A historic church converted to apartments with a Stauf’s coffee shop — Photo by Walker Evans.

University District

A historic church was converted into a coffee shop and apartments.

A new apartment building called The Urban opened on West Norwich Avenue. Work continues on The View on Pavey Square project, although leasing has begun for the spring and fall semesters of 2020, and the historic houses that front the development have been occupied since the beginning of the year.

Dublin Branch Library — photo by Brent Warren.

Other Neighborhoods

The award-winning Dublin library branch opened over the summer.

In Clintonville, the first residents have moved into The Ave, although work will continue on the project into next year.

Nearby, the steady progress of Grandview Yard continued, with the opening of the Dorchester East and West apartment buildings and a two-story office building at 950 Goodale Blvd.

The River House apartment complex is open on the former Superior Beverage site in Harrison West, and Short North Storage is now open nearby.

A modern house in Linden designed by Moody Nolan generated a lot of interest.

The first residents have moved into a new apartment complex in Milo-Grogan called The Rise.

Also opening earlier this year was the 269-unit Gateway Lofts and the OhioHealth office complex off of Olentangy Road

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