Orange Barrel Breaks Ground on New HQ in Franklinton Next Week
Local outdoor advertising company Orange Barrel Media is ready to pack up and move to Franklinton. Next Wednesday, September 11th, the firm will host a ground breaking ceremony signaling the start of construction on their new headquarters location that was first announced in April 2012.
The new headquarters — located near the intersection of Souder Avenue and McKinley Avenue — includes a large three-sided tower structure boasting two advertising panels facing Interstate 670 and State Route 315 to the north, and a wall of solar panels facing Franklinton to the south.
“The project has evolved just a bit, mainly around the site plan,” says Pete Scantland, President of Orange Barrel Media. “We originally announced that our offices would include a new two story building, and we’re now adding sort of a three story building with half of a bottom floor underground.”
The new building will provide 18,000 square feet of workspace in addition to an existing 10,000 square foot building on site that will be renovated. The three concrete silos will be incorporated into the design, paying homage to the industrial history of the area.
“We have some really cool plans for integrating the silos,” says Scantland. “We’ll have an entrance through one of them with a big staircase that leads up to the second story lobby.”
Next week’s groundbreaking will include remarks by political, civic and neighborhood leaders including Mayor Michael Coleman, City Council President Andrew Ginther, Franklinton Development Association Director Jim Sweeney, Ohio House Representative Michael Stinziano and Franklinton Board of Trade Director Trent Smith.
Following the groundbreaking, Scantland plans to waste no time getting right to work on construction with a targeted move in timeframe of Spring 2014.
“We’ve already got some of our operations working on site in a modular office,” he explains. “The rest of our staff will be moving on site into the existing building sometime in the next few weeks.”
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