Easton Town Center Announces $500 Million Expansion
Easton Town Center unveiled plans today for a 16-acre expansion that will include multiple blocks of new retail and restaurant storefronts, a 136-room Aloft Hotel, office space, additional parking, and a new outdoor plaza.
Also planned as part of the $500 million project are new residential units and a three-story, 40,000-square-foot RH Gallery that is being touted as the anchor for the new expansion.
“RH Gallery is an extraordinary concept and we’re so pleased it will anchor this important next step in the evolution of Easton Town Center,” said Jennifer Peterson of Easton Town Center in a statement. “It is a one-of-a-kind experience and a complete immersion into the RH brand. With the next closest RH Galleries located in Chicago and Nashville, we are confident this will be a strong draw for customers from throughout the region.”
News of the new Aloft Hotel was first discovered back in February, as the company unveiled its third branded hotel for the region. Easton currently has three other hotels with over 500 rooms in total.
“There is significant demand for additional lodging options,” stated Jon Schmerin, managing principal of Easton’s co-developer, The Georgetown Company. “Aloft is the top flag in the limited service category and it has been building a worldwide fan base with 130 hotels in 20 different countries. We know it will be a popular place to stay at Easton.”
The new buildings will be located between the northern end of the existing town center and the newer Easton Gateway development. RH Gallery is scheduled to open before the holiday season in 2019, while the hotel is projected to open in 2020. Design work is underway on the residential portion of the project, with ground breaking planned for some time in 2019.
To date, Easton Town Center represents $1.5 billion in mixed-use retail development in the City of Columbus, which has continued to grow and evolve since opening in 1999. It will celebrate its 20th anniversary next summer.
For more information, visit www.eastontowncenter.com.
All renderings and video provided by Easton Town Center.