More condos coming to the Arena District
January 29, 2015 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #1061309
The news, via Business First.
Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. is moving ahead with a plan to build new condominiums adjacent to McFerson Commons in a project that would be the final piece of the original Arena District master plan.
Nationwide Realty President Brian Ellis said the development is targeted for the surface parking lot next to the Eye Center, a prime piece of real estate.
“We’ve saved the best site for last,” he said. “It’s going to have tremendous views of the downtown skyline, it’s going to be situated on not one but two parks – McFerson to the east and North Bank to the south – and just fabulous views right down the river. This is going to be a tremendous site.”January 29, 2015 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #1061312
Excellent!January 29, 2015 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #1061315
That site has always been slated for development of some sort. We heard about a month ago that an announcement could be coming soon, and it sounds like they’re still not quite ready to reveal it all just yet. The Biz First article was pretty scarce on details…January 29, 2015 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #1061317
That site has always been slated for development of some sort. We heard about a month ago that an announcement could be coming soon, and it sounds like they’re still not quite ready to reveal it all just yet. The Biz First article was pretty scarce on details…
I’d imagine that a proposal there would have some height. Maybe not North Bank but in order to get those views it would have to get above the hill that separates Long Street from Spring street.January 29, 2015 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #1061322
This is completely a rumor that I just made up…but I heard that its going to be a 600 footer.January 29, 2015 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #1061327
I can imagine something around 8-10 floors. Those views won’t be too shabby…or cheap.January 29, 2015 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #1061329
Nationwide Reality has not exactly stepped outside of the brick, 5-6 story comfort zone very often in recent years. I would expect something similar at this site, though perhaps with a few added floors. I would be shocked if it was anything over 10 or more stories. A tower like North Bank or taller is almost certainly out of the question. The fact that it’ll be more than one building just about guarantees an unimpressive height.January 29, 2015 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1061332
The article mentioned phases so it might be more sense than usual. Otherwise, I think they could handle it all at once financially at the usually 4-5 stories. Another factor is the condo aspect, which take longer to absorb into the market.January 29, 2015 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #1061352
Stephen43215ParticipantJanuary 30, 2015 10:02 am at 10:02 am #1061380
I can’t wait to see how the building turns out. I would love to see some more height in the neighborhood but so long as it fits in well with the rest of the district I’ll be happy.January 30, 2015 10:15 am at 10:15 am #1061382
I may be alone in this but I always thought that something with an architectual nod to the main Ohio Pen building could be nice. Not a copy but bringing in some of the elements that are scalable.January 30, 2015 10:30 am at 10:30 am #1061390
I may be alone in this but I always thought that something with an architectual nod to the main Ohio Pen building could be nice. Not a copy but bringing in some of the elements that are scalable.
NRI could just borrow the plans from Fort Tribeca at 3rd & Grandview, lolJanuary 30, 2015 11:15 am at 11:15 am #1061409
I was thinking a little more like this but now that I see that image of Tribeca, I get it. Lol
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I always thought that location would be perfect for a mixed use building with apts and a new museum (modern, comtemporary, pop, etc) with a rooftop restaurant, event space and restaurant/bar. It would be pretty inspiring to look at art on your left and the city skyline to your right!!January 30, 2015 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #1061444
New Condo Buildings Will Complete The Arena District
January 30, 2015 1:05 pm – Walker Evans
When Nationwide Arena first opened its doors nearly 15 years ago, it signaled the launch of the Arena District in Downtown Columbus. In the early 2000s, the neighborhood was home to several new and renovated office and residential buildings, but much of the land surrounding the Arena was still made up of gravel parking lots that were being held for future development.
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