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Grandview Crossing Plans Finalized, Work to Start Soon

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Infrastructure work could start as soon as this month on the large mixed-use development known as Grandview Crossing.

The first vertical construction on the site – which is located at the northeast corner of Grandview Avenue and Dublin Road – will likely start rising out of the ground this summer, according to representatives of Wagenbrenner Development.

Plans for the large tract of land have evolved since the local developer first acquired it in 2012. Used as a construction landfill in the 1960s (and an illegal dumping ground for years after that), the site was remediated in 2014, but has remained empty since then.

A plan to build a retail center on the site was scrapped after Wagenbrenner acquired additional land along the railroad tracks.

“We were so happy to be able to back away from our retail plan,” said Mark Wagenbrenner, President of Wagenbrenner Development. He explained that, because the new land was never used as a landfill, taller and heavier buildings could be constructed on top of it (like a parking garage, which in turn facilitates more density and a mix of uses).

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The latest plans for the site are similar to those first announced in late 2017, although additional parcels have since been added to the tract controlled by the company, meaning that the overall project now stands at nearly 58 acres.

The first phase of the development will include the following:

  • 340 apartments
  • 120,000 square feet of office space
  • A multi-story hotel
  • A 55-and-over senior housing development
  • About 12,000 square feet of retail space in the central core of the development
  • Another 18,000 square feet of retail along the perimeter of the site
  • A parking garage with space for over 600 cars

The next phase of the development would extend the project to the east and include a similar amount of parking, office space, and residential units, in addition to a three-acre park.

Wagenbrenner said that the first occupied structures on the site likely wouldn’t open until late 2020 at the earliest, and that it would take anywhere from five to seven years to build out the entire project.

A picture of the site from 2014 shows the downtown skyline in the distance. Photo by Walker Evans.
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