New City Office Building to be Named After Former Mayor Coleman
A new eight story building is under construction at the southwest corner of Front and Long Streets Downtown, which will host new offices for multiple City of Columbus departments, including Building and Zoning services, Public Service, Development, and Public Utilities. Another thing it will host is the name of former mayor Michael B. Coleman, as announced today by city officials.
The new building will officially be dubbed the “Michael B. Coleman Governmental Center”.
“Mayor Coleman’s contributions to the city cannot be quantified,” said current Mayor Andrew Ginther. “The city was transformed during his 16 years of service. It seems only fitting that a building that will help to transform city government offices be named after him.”
Foundation work is currently under way on both the new 196,000 square foot office building, as well as the accompanying eight-story 707-space parking garage that will be located on the opposite side of Long Street. The offices are scheduled for completion in December 2017 with the garage coming online in January 2018.
“I always dreamed of Columbus having a Downtown campus of city government buildings,” said Coleman. “Not only is that vision becoming a reality, but it will bear my name. I simply do not have the words to express my gratitude.”