New AEP building planned for Goodale Boulvard in Grandview Heights
American Electric Power plans to demolish a 75-year-old building on its Goodale Boulevard property in Grandview and replace it with a 33,000 square foot building that will include office space for 58 employees. The original building, which is 21,000 square feet and sits at 1333 Goodale, is currently home to five employees who oversee a fleet of trucks and equipment, which are all stored in the six acre parking lot that surrounds the building.
AEP spokesman Jeff Rennie says that the new building will be built up to the street and will include warehouse space that can be used for indoor storage for some of the trucks and equipment. The new employees will include about 24 workers moving over from an overcrowded AEP building at West Broad Street and Glenwood Avenue in Franklinton, along with 24 line-servicers who are currently scattered at different sites around the city.
The new building will be one story and was designed in-house by an AEP Service Corporation architect.
The building’s plans were recently approved by the Grandview Planning Commission, and are scheduled to go before City Council later this month for final approval. Rennie says that, given approval from council, the goal for completion of the new building is fall of 2014.
More information can be found online at www.aep.com.