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Hard Hat Tour: Grandview Crossing

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Grandview CrossingAll photos by Brent Warren.
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The 55-acre Grandview Crossing development is taking shape at the northeast corner of Dublin Road and Grandview Avenue. It’s been a long process for the project’s developer, Thrive Companies.

Work to remediate the site (which was once a landfill and later an illegal dumping ground) began in 2014, and an initial plan to fill the space primarily with big box retail was scrapped in 2017 in favor of a mixed-use approach featuring taller buildings.

The current plan for the site calls for a total of 250,000 square feet of office space, 108,000 square feet of retail, over a thousand residential units, a parking garage, a hotel, and a 3.5-acre park.

One of the two planned office buildings is nearly complete, awaiting interior finishes to be made by its sole tenant, BMW Financial Services, which will be moving its 900 employees to the project from Hilliard. The first apartment building, located just west of the office building, is also nearing completion and could welcome its first tenants early next year.

Work is scheduled to start soon on the recently-announced Collective Market, which will feature multiple food venders as well as restaurant and event space. The market will be attached to a larger apartment building, and is expected to open to the public in early 2023.

About a third of the overall development sits in Grandview Heights while the rest is in Columbus.

The first of three single-story retail buildings is now going up on the Grandview portion, which occupies the western side of the site, including an entrance from Grandview Avenue.

Joel Lilly, Thrive Companies Principal & CFO, said that there are still some decisions to be made about what buildings will fill in that part of the development. A hotel is planned, but next to it could go either a 55-and-older apartment complex or some type of for-sale residential product.

Whichever is pursued, the developer will need to return to Grandview Heights for a final sign-off. On the Columbus side, all the needed approvals have been secured, Lilly said.

Scroll down for more pictures from a recent tour of the site. For more information, see thrive-gvx.com.

Apartments (on the left) and the new office building.
The top floor of the office building.
The Downtown skyline is visible from the east side of the building.
Looking south toward Dublin Road.
Foundations are being laid for residential buildings. The corner spot will hold Collective Market, which will open out onto park space.
A parking garage is being built along the northern edge of the site.
Apartments, with the Summit Chase building in the background.
Another view of the two apartment buildings.
This interior courtyard will feature a pool, one of three planned for the development.
Inside an apartment.
The new park will feature skyline views.
A view of the office building with the parking garage under construction behind it.
A site plan, provided by Thrive Companies, shows the layout of the buildings.
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