Development Roundup: Updates on 9 Projects and Proposals
The latest Development Roundup features news from the Short North, Dublin, Downtown, the Near East Side and more. Read on for an assortment of project updates, new proposals, and other nuggets from the world of Columbus development:
The former Yoga on High building at the corner of West 3rd Avenue and North High Street has been demolished. Developer Chris Corso, who is partnering with Preferred Living on the project, said that the goal is to wrap up work on the five-story building by the fall of 2020.
Community Housing Network (CHN) hopes to build a three-story, 63-unit apartment building at 500 N. Nelson Rd. The supportive housing nonprofit has been before the Near East Area Commission and the Eastgate Garden Civic Association to discuss the proposal. Ryan Cassell of CHN said that more outreach to the neighborhood is planned if the project is awarded Low-Income Housing Tax Credits this spring.
A report evaluating the impact of the Move to Prosper pilot program has been released. The program provides rental assistance and coaching for 10 families moving from “low opportunity” neighborhoods to suburban apartments. A demonstration project, which would expand the program to 100 families, is currently in the planning stage.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new WOSU Public Media headquarters was held this week at the corner of East 14th Avenue and Pearl Alley. The $29 million building will be the latest piece of the larger 15th and High project to be filled in. Still to come is a hotel, parking garage and several office buildings, all of which will ring a new pedestrian plaza at the intersection of North High Street and a realigned East 15th Avenue.
The Capitol Square office building attached to the Sheraton Hotel – officially named 65 East State, after its address – is getting some upgrades in 2019, including a redesigned lobby and a updated patio outside Market65.
Also scheduled for this week is the grand opening of a new public parking garage in downtown Dublin. Located behind the new Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the garage will hold a total of 550 spaces, 200 of which will be reserved for library patrons.
The mixed-use development taking shape at the former Dixie International warehouse site on Indianola Avenue in Clintonville now has a name and an opening date. “The Ave” is set to open in June of 2019, according to the project’s website. Prices range from $895 a month for a studio apartment to $1,550 for a two-bedroom unit with a balcony.
A study from Commercial Cafe ranked Franklin County as the ninth “most attractive” in the country for Opportunity Zone investment. Travis, Texas and Sacramento, California took the top two spots on the list, which aimed to rank the best places for investors to take advantage of the tax incentives established by the 2017 rewrite of the tax code.
Work is underway on a $26 million renovation and expansion of the OSU Wexner Medical Center East Hospital at 181 Taylor Ave. Site work began last winter on the project, which will include a new outpatient surgery unit and imaging suite. Completion is scheduled for the summer of 2020.