Renderings Released for Quarry Trails Development
New renderings of the Quarry Trails development provide the best glimpse yet of what the Metro Park-adjacent development will look like when it is complete.
The main street leading into the development will be lined with three-story offices and apartments on one side, and shorter buildings holding restaurants and commercial space on the other. Shared-use paths will wind their way through the project, which will feature lots of patios and balconies offering views of the Scioto River and the park’s quarry lakes.
Here’s the latest breakdown of project, as listed on the website of the developer, Thrive Companies:
- 43,000 square feet of office space
- 293 apartment units
- 520 for-sale units (townhomes and single family homes)
- 16,000 square feet of retail space
- 11,000 square foot community center with pool
Although site work has been ongoing for some time in the area – both for the new park and for the development – vertical construction only started recently, and the first buildings likely won’t be complete until next summer.
The City of Columbus last summer designated the site as a Community Reinvestment Area, meaning that the new housing will be eligible for 15-year property tax abatements. In exchange, 10% of the units must be affordable to households making 80% of the area median income, and 10% must be affordable to those making 100%.
The development, which will take up about 80 acres, is located to the south and east of the new, 180-acre park. Both are situated to the north of Trabue Road, on former quarry land that was bought by Thrive Companies (then Wagenbrenner Development) in 2017.
An additional 250 acres of land to the north is also controlled by Thrive Companies – it is still an active quarry site but could be developed in the future.
The design team for the project includes New Avenue Architects & Engineers, Meyers & Associates Architecture, MKSK and EP Ferris.