Development Planned for 10-Acre Site South of Grandview Yard
Elford Development and Tri-W Group are planning to develop a ten-acre site at 799-913 W. Goodale Blvd., directly across the street from Grandview Yard.
Michael Fitzpatrick, President of Elford Development, said that plans at this point call for a mixed-use development with retail, restaurant, office, and residential uses.
“I think you can expect a density and quality similar to what’s been built across the street (at Grandview Yard),” he said. “We’ve had some preliminary conversations with the city, but no official submittal…we’ve talked with them at a high level about how this can fit into their master plan.”
Currently on the site is the headquarters of the W.W. Williams Company, one of the first companies to locate along that stretch of Goodale Boulevard, in the 1920s. One Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in W.W. Williams in 2016.
“We renamed our family business from the W. W. Williams Company to Tri-W Group,” explained Tri-W President David French. “Tri-W Group remains invested in the W. W. Williams Company and also owns the real estate they operate in, including the Goodale location.”
“As two family-owned businesses that have operated in Columbus for over 100 years each, it’s exciting to work with Elford Development on this project,” he added.
Also included in the development site is land currently occupied by Research Alloys Company, a scrap metal dealer.
Fitzpatrick said that now that the project has been announced, they will begin reaching out to potential users and hope to submit a formal plan to the City of Grandview Heights sometime in the next few months.
“It’s a great infill site, and we’re really excited to be partnered with Tri-W,” he said. “We really just want to continue the growth and momentum of the area…we know that office and retail and residential tenants want to be around the type of pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use environment that NRI and its partners have created at Grandview Yard.”
Elford Development is involved in another major project nearby – an office and residential development at the site of the White Castle headquarters, at 555 W. Goodale St. Plans for that project, which is in the City of Columbus, were presented to the Downtown Commission in July.