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Project Update: View on Grant

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Construction continues at the View on Grant, although parts of the project could be open before the end of this month.

Located at the corner of North Grant and Mt. Vernon Avenues at the northern edge of Downtown, the building has become much more noticeable since the three-story modern addition began to take shape on top of the former steel-pressing factory below.

“It’s visible all the way down Grant…we get lots of people who are just driving by, and they give me a call asking if they can take a look,” said Mitchell Vallis, Property Manager for Legacy Management Services (LMS). He added that inquiries so far have been split between people actively looking at Downtown rental options and those who have been drawn in more by curiosity about the unique building.

Work on floors one through three will be wrapping up next month, with the first move-in scheduled for mid-April, according to Vallis. A new Stauf’s coffee shop will open in the building in late March or early April, while the top floors will be the last to come on line, with a target opening date of June 1.

Units on the lower levels — in the historic portion of the building — all feature 12-foot ceilings, large windows, and exposed duct-work. Apartments on the top three floors have lower ceilings and a more finished look.

All units will have access to an open-air deck on the top floor featuring expansive views of Downtown.

Rents range from $1,165 for a 476-square-foot studio to $2,385 for a larger two-bedroom, two-bath unit.

The original warehouse building, which was owned by BalletMet and was being used for storage, was bought by developer JSDI Celmark in 2016. The final design for the addition and renovation was approved by the Downtown Commission last year after multiple revisions.

Parking on the first floor of the building utilizes a hydraulic lift system, similar to one that is in place at the Carlyles Watch building on East Gay Street. Automated parking solutions are planned for a number of other new and proposed projects in Columbus, as developers look to fit more cars into limited space.

For more information, visit www.theviewongrant.com.

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