Former Lazarus Warehouse Converted into Audubon Park Office Center
Since 2009, the Scioto Audubon Metro Park has become one of the city’s top urban green spaces, and soon it could also double as the front yard for several local companies. Local real estate firm E.V. Bishoff has completed the renovation of the former Lazarus Warehouse building into the Audubon Park Office Center, providing a unique opportunity for companies looking to locate into the middle of that recreational environment.
“The investment that Metro Parks made changed our thinking as to what this building could be,” explained David Bishoff, President of E.V. Bishoff. “As a distribution hub, this was very central near the crossroads of Interstates 70 and 71, but looking at it from an office standpoint, the park infrastructure now better benefits office clients.”
Bishoff said that early tenant prospects have all been focused on providing an environment that appeals to the Millennial workforce. That includes the exterior amenities such as bike path access, the rock climbing wall and volleyball courts, as well as indoor amenities such as covered bike parking and on-site shower facilities.
The single-story measures 200,000 square feet in size, with 50,000 square feet devoted to a new interior parking space that accommodates 125 cars in addition to the 300 parking spaces outside. The remaining 150,000 square feet can be leased as a whole or subdivided for multiple tenants.
“With its wonderfully tough industrial feel, 20-foot high ceilings, exposed ducts and a 400-foot exterior terrace, the Audubon has enormous appeal to not only Millennials, but any organization that craves a creative environment,” added Bishoff.
While the location at 371 Maier Place may currently feel a little isolated — the only driving access comes from Whittier Street — the Scioto Audubon Metro Park has plans to start construction soon on a new pedestrian bridge. That bridge is slated to help connect the park and the office center with with the Brewery District on the other side of the railroad tracks, which divide the two areas.
For more information, visit www.evbco.com.
Photos by Walker Evans.