Columbus Underground is hosting The Urban Living Tour on Sunday, May 17th from 9am to 3pm in Downtown Columbus and its surrounding neighborhoods. The tour will be self-guided with two central starting points / registration locations at the King Business Interiors Showroom (175 South Third Street at Columbus Commons), and at Grandview Yard (at the corner of Burr Avenue & Yard Street). Attendees will be able to start from either of these locations to get maps, wristbands, day-of ticket sales, and additional information. The event is rain-or-shine, and transportation options include our official sponsor car2go as well as biking, walking, taking the COTA CBUS Circulator, or driving/carpooling.

Advance tickets (through Saturday at 7pm) are $20 each.
Day-of ticket sales are $25 each.


Residential tour stops include:

250 High

Downtown – 250 South High Street
Kaufman Development is excited to announce its newest innovative concept community — 250 High. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, 250 High is a 12 story mixed-use high-rise featuring 121 apartment homes, including rooftop terrace, fitness and yoga studio and 12th floor luxury penthouses. With highly visible iconic architecture and high-end design and finishes, every element is created to inspire the life you live.


Jeffrey Park

Italian Village – 278 Neruda Avenue
The Jeffrey Park project is in the Italian Village neighborhood, located immediately north of Downtown Columbus and adjacent to the vibrant Short North area. This urban, master-planned, mixed use development on approximately 40 acres is expected to include over 700 units of high-end rental and for sale housing, Class A office and neighborhood-serving retail along the N. 4th St. corridor.


Harrison Park

Harrison West – 1077 Harrison Park Place
The Harrison Park project is located in the Harrison West neighborhood, located between Downtown Columbus and The Ohio State University’s main campus. Working with the Clean Ohio grant program, Wagenbrenner redeveloped this 18-acre polluted industrial site to a beautiful, vibrant, high quality housing development that blends in with the older residential homes in the neighborhood.


Pullman Way (Virtual Showroom)

Virtual Showroom will be set up at North Ticket Check-in Location at Grandview Yard
Pullman Way is an excited new collection of townhomes and single family homes from Wagenbrenner Development. Located at the west end of Grandview Yard, this new development will include 45 for-sale luxury residential units once completed. Construction is expected to begin this spring, and information at the Urban Living Tour will provide future residents an opportunity for a first look sneak peek at what’s to come.


View on Fifth

Fifth by Northwest – 1402 Holly Avenue
Luxury residence created for easy, elegant living: The View on Fifth is within easy walking distance of Grandview Heights’ downtown shopping and dining area and the new Giant Eagle Market District store. It’s just a few minutes commute to Downtown Columbus, The Ohio State University, and the 315 Research and Technology Corridor. Phase I features one- and two-bedroom units and one- and two-bedroom units with lofts. Amenities include a high-end clubhouse, fitness facility, and dog park. Phase II, preleasing now, is at 1005 W. Fifth Ave. The six-story building includes a variety of floor plans; most units have private balconies. Amenities include a swimming pool with hot tub, large community spaces with fireplaces, and inviting seating, as well as a catering kitchen.


LC RiverSouth

Downtown – 186 South Front Street
LC RiverSouth is a dynamic urban neighborhood which houses four unique living experiences. Tour the brownstone-inspired Annex West for an entirely new take on Downtown Columbus living, featuring two and four story townhomes each with private, street-front entries, attached garages, and premium finishes. Head across Front St. to Annex East and find urban low-rise flats with unique finishes and private garage parking right in the heart of Downtown. Finally, check out the future of LC RiverSouth with two new experiences currently under construction at the Northwest and Southwest corners of High St. and Rich St. In addition to premier location and views, these eight and ten story buildings, respectively, will feature high-rise flats with premium finishes, luxurious penthouse townhomes, and first floor retail, including handcrafted creations from LC’s own Goat restaurant and bar. Four unique experiences, one amazing district. Learn more about LC RiverSouth at​


Flats on Vine

Arena District – 205 Vine Street
Flats on Vine is an upscale apartment community in the Arena District made up of two three-story buildings comprised of 226-units, a fitness center, pool, spa and gathering area. It is surrounded by the best that downtown Columbus Ohio offers- just minutes from Huntington Park, the LC Music Pavilion, and Nationwide Arena. Added touches include hardwood floors (in select apartments), maple cabinets, brushed nickel accents, double bowl marble vanities and private balconies with views of downtown Columbus.


Flats II

Arena District – 250 Brodbelt Lane
As the newest urban community in the Arena District, Flats ll features one-two bedroom flats ranging from 600-1300 square feet, and includes some of the latest finishes in the industry trend. Choose from the 8 modern floor plans where luxuries like private balconies, secured parking in adjacent McConnell garage and 24-hour controlled access are available. You will also find added touches like wood finish plank flooring, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, a sleek back splash, and modern cabinetry.


Apartments at the Yard

Grandview Yard – 855 Yard Street (leasing office)
The Baldwin, Porter and Pullman buildings, located along Burr Avenue include three, four-story U-shaped buildings and 154 apartments. At this community, you will find a mix of one-and-two-bedroom flats and two-bedroom townhomes ranging from 600 square feet to just over 1,600 square feet. The apartments are surrounded by the pedestrian-friendly walkways, exciting restaurants and entertainment of Grandview Yard. Residents are centrally located within beautiful Grandview Heights, which boasts some of the areas best parks and trails and the top-rated Grandview Heights School District.


The Keystone Building

Grandview Yard – 855 Yard Street (leasing office)
The Keystone building located at 855 Yard Street includes three interconnected four-story buildings featuring first floor retail and 120 apartment flats on the second, third and fourth floors.

The Keystone features a mix of one-and-two-bedroom flats ranging from 700 square feet to just under 1,100 square feet, and designer-selected finishes throughout.


The Atlas Building

Downtown – 8 East Long Street
Named one of Downtown Columbus’ ten most iconic buildings by Columbus Monthly, The Atlas’ sophisticated apartments and common spaces maintain the character of Frank Packard’s original architecture. The Atlas Apartments embody timeless, modern design for the upscale urban lifestyle. New York inspired, our residents enjoy the welcoming metro environment and first class service.


Highpoint on Columbus Commons

Downtown – 190 South High Street
In a new destination district that’s anything but ordinary, Highpoint on Columbus Commons offers a residential option unlike any other. It’s exceptional location along the eight acre Columbus Commons park in the heart of Downtown Columbus lets you indulge in an extraordinary lifestyle that includes both urban and luxury and the vitality of true greenspace. With a mix of studio, one and two bedroom floorplans, including townhomes and premium home features and interior finishes, it’s clear that Highpoint is the premier address in Columbus for those who want to live above it all.


Grant Park

Weinland Park – 1223 North Grant Avenue
The Homes of Grant Park are located in the Weinland Park neighborhood just a few blocks from High Street and The Ohio State University campus. This former 20-acre wallpaper plant was vacated over a decade ago. We are currently in our first phase building 41 single family homes, offering 2,3, and 4 bedroom homes with all the conveniences of urban living while set on a quiet street.


Grant Commons

Weinland Park – 354 East 11th Avenue
Located in the Weinland Park neighborhood, just 3 blocks from N. High Street and The Ohio State University main campus, these completely renovated apartments offer the ability to walk to OSU, Short North, restaurants, movies, sporting events and parks. The historic exterior has been restored and the interior completely transformed and modernized. Our community offers large 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units featuring granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, in-unit washer/dryers and ample on and off street parking.


The Julian

Downtown – 272 South Front Street
The Julian is a seven story historic industrial building with an impressive presence on the corner of South Front and West Main Streets in bustling Downtown Columbus. This converted 1921 shoe warehouse offers 90 luxury apartment lofts featuring stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, and rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the city. The Julian has gone from making shoes to a place to take them off, relax, connect, and call home.


Lykens Companies (Virtual Showroom)

Virtual Showroom will be set up at 175 South Third Street
Lykens Companies are your premier source in Columbus for Short North apartments. With many beautiful Downtown Columbus apartments and lofts available throughout the Short North district and surrounding Ohio State University areas, Lykens Companies offers many great options for downtown Columbus apartments. We have properties for rent in Short North, Italian Village, Victoria Village and other areas near & around the OSU campus.


City of Columbus Land Bank Property

Olde Towne East – 140 Sherman Avenue
The City of Columbus Land Redevelopment Office and Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation save abandoned properties and make them available for renovation.

Most houses require extensive renovation but offer affordable home ownership opportunities for those willing to manage the rehabilitation.


Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation (COCIC) Property

King Lincoln District – 1389 East Long Street
The Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation and City of Columbus Land Redevelopment Office save abandoned properties and make them available for renovation.

Most houses require extensive renovation but offer affordable home ownership opportunities for those willing to manage the rehabilitation.


The Fireproof

Short North – 1020 North High Street
For over 100 years the iconic Fireproof building has been a staple of the Short North. The flagship building was constructed in 1909 and gave Fireproof Warehouse and Storage their first permanent home. The building has been converted into a unique mix of spacious lofts and new style studios, one and two bedrooms. We have beautiful finishes and great amenities, including available assigned parking.


Aston Place

Victorian Village – 111 West Third Avenue
Aston brings a contemporary, sleek style in a neighborhood setting that is just a short walk away from High Street and Columbus’ premier entertainment district, the Short North. Walk to restaurants, boutiques, galleries, Goodale Park and all the excitement of the Short North, then come home to the quaint relaxation of a quiet neighborhood. Choose a rental or purchase living option that is right for your lifestyle. Aston Place is a 59-unit apartment community with modern one and two bedroom luxury apartments.


Vetro Lofts

Italian Village – 801 Civitas Avenue

Skyline views, walls of glass windows, steel beams and exposed rafters. Vetro Lofts are urban style apartment lofts built in 2007.

Equipped with high end appliances and eye-catching fixtures, Vetro Lofts set the standard for progressive living in Central Ohio.



Transportation Sponsor: car2go

Whether you’re planning to move into the Columbus urban core or already live downtown, make the most of car2go carshare for your transportation needs without the worry of any annual or monthly fees. Pay by the minute with fuel costs, parking at public meters and insurance all included!

Learn more and use Promo Code: URBANLIFE2030 [$20 Registration + 30 minutes of drive time] at

Already a car2go member? Then you’re a step ahead to getting around during the Urban Living tour 2015!



What would urban living be without a plethora of walkable and bikable neighborhood amenities? Walking to the corner coffee shop, picking up groceries on the way home from the office and grabbing a cocktail with friends on the weekend are the details that complement the apartments and condos that will be featured on our tour. So make sure to stop by and visit those who are participating in the tour as well!

Amenity tour stops include:

King Business Interiors

Downtown – 175 South Third Street
King Business Interiors serves hundreds of clients in numerous markets and industries. Along with being a Haworth furniture preferred dealer, King represents 300 product lines, operates a full service commercial flooring division, offers inventory and warehousing and provides total move management services. In all that King does, King is dedicated to a single goal: providing customer’s with a “Zero Punch List.”


North High Furnishings (Virtual Showroom)

Virtual Showroom will be set up at North Ticket Check-in Location at Grandview Yard
Our showroom featuring locally curated furnishings and other hand-made items for the home is under renovation. Our soft opening date is set for May 7th. In the meantime, we’re still open for all your upholstering needs. Come see us at 3293 North High Street.


The Art of Yoga

Downtown – 15 West Cherry Street

The Art of Yoga combines the love and passion of two of society’s most beautiful endeavors – the practice of yoga in a space filled with art. Our yoga instruction is based upon a judgment free, yoga for everyone vibe. Never been to a yoga class before? The Art of Yoga is the perfect studio for you!

The Art of Yoga is currently offering their “Best Yoga Deal. Ever.” $45 a month unlimited pass. Stop by to see their space and sign up during the Urban Living Tour!


Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

Virtual Showroom will be set up at North Ticket Check-in Location at Grandview Yard

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) connects community. We are a public sector transit agency serving Franklin County and the rest of the central Ohio area. COTA operates more than 300 buses serving more than 4,000 bus stops and 28 park and rides throughout central Ohio. All buses are equipped for riders with disabilities. Visit COTA’s website for more information on Mobility Services.


Dr. James Ford, DDS

Downtown – 118 North High Street
James B. Ford, DDS specializes in beautifying smiles, maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance. Our experienced and friendly staff takes great pride in keeping your smile beautiful.

Our promise to you is that the veneers, fillings, crowns, and bridges we create will look as good as or better than the teeth nature gave you. And to make sure we keep that promise, the products we recommend and use are the highest quality and incredibly durable.

You can trust your smile with us.


Glass Axis

Franklinton – 610 West Town Street
Glass Axis is a 12,700 sq. ft. art center providing artists, students, and community members with the tools necessary to passionately create innovative works in glass while learning, sharing, and teaching. Member artists have access to affordable cold, warm, and hot glass facilities, plus studio, exhibition, education, outreach, and income-producing opportunities all under one roof. By linking artists to the thousands of patrons that visit the art center each year for courses, demonstrations, exhibitions, and special events, Glass Axis becomes a vibrant civic hub of art production and community participation, bolstering sustainable cultural equity throughout Ohio and beyond.


The Hills Market Downtown

Downtown – 95 North Grant Avenue
The Hills Market is a locally-owned specialty grocer. We love food, Ohio and our community. Locavores and foodies welcome! At The Hills Market – Downtown, we are particularly proud to be able to offer locally grown foods and specialty foods to our community. In addition to great food, our grocery store offers a variety of services for your convenience including a grocery shopping and delivery service.

The Hills Market Downtown is offering 20% off your purchases during the Urban Living Tour (5/17/15 only) when you show your Urban Living Tour Map at checkout!


Goodale Pro Hardware

Grandview Heights – 1015 Goodale Boulevard
Goodale Pro Hardware is located at 1015 Goodale Boulevard in Grandview Heights. Stop in your neighborhood hardware store for great products and great advice. Open seven days a week!

Goodale Pro Hardware is offering $6 off a $30 purchase during the Urban Living Tour (5/17/15 only) when you show your Urban Living Tour Map at checkout!


Global Gifts

Short North – 682 North High Street
Global Gifts supports impoverished artisans and producers in the developing world by providing vital fair trade income and employment for people of limited opportunity, by marketing ethically produced and ethically obtained handmade products, by educating the public about the cultures and traditions associated with the items for sale, and by helping consumers spend their shopping dollars in ways that benefit disadvantaged people and around the world.


The Chintz Room

Downtown – 121 South High Street
Welcome to the Chintz Room!  With a nod to the original — which served customers for 84 years — we’ve designed today’s restaurant for today’s diners and tastes. Opened as a tea room in 1914, the original restaurant was located five stories above our current location in the downtown Columbus Lazarus Department Store. Times and tastes change though, and that restaurant closed in 1998 followed by the department store’s closure in 2004.  In 2013, Columbus Food League’s founder/owner Elizabeth Lessner was invited to open a new restaurant. With co-owner Mike Hermick, the new Chintz Room was created.


Milestone 229

Downtown – 229 Civic Center Drive
Milestone 229 is an upscale, casual restaurant specializing in traditional American fare with regional influences. Open since July 2011, we are a premier restaurant helping to build a strong downtown Columbus culture.

Located on the Scioto Mile, we offer our patrons a great guest experience and amazing views of the Columbus riverfront and skyline.


TITLE Boxing Club Grandview

Fifth by Northwest – 955 West Fifth Avenue
TITLE Boxing Club is a fitness club that offers a combination of boxing and kickboxing classes. Each trainer’s individual style makes every class unique. You’ll be excited to come back for the strong community we’ve developed and a new experience in every class. TITLE Boxing Club offers you a way to strengthen your core faster than any other exercise class. If you are looking for a change, this is where you will find it. People of all fitness levels are welcome to participate and go at their own pace.


Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Grandview Yard – 800 Goodale Boulevard
Modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany – is here! Guests are now able to enjoy many of the traditions from Germany that have made Hofbräuhaus famous.

From the traditionally decorated rooms in the building to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare, Hofbräuhaus Columbus is a memorable experience for all.


Giant Eagle Market District Grandview Yard

Grandview Yard – 840 W. 3rd Avenue

Discover the Ooooo in food at Market District. Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe and a true passion for food, Market District offers a culinary, dining and shopping experience unlike any other — explore amazing food from around the world, get expert advice from our Market District Team Members, watch live cooking demonstrations and join us for special guest and celebrity appearances. At Market District, we spend our days bringing in exciting fare from all over the globe (including traditional and local favorites). Discover the many pleasures and possibilities of food — from the freshest domestic and imported produce, seafood and fresh-cut meats to more than 400 artisan cheeses, a world of food awaits you every day.


Blake Rose Salon & Spa

Fifth by Northwest – 955 West Fifth Avenue
Welcome to Blake Rose Salon & Spa! Located in the heart of Grandview, our upscale boutique salon offers world-class hair and spa services offered by the industry’s most creative and highly talented professionals. Our services include award-winning hair styling and coloring to soothing massages, nail treatments, facials and on-trend makeup applications. We are the perfect place to reinvent or rejuvenate yourself, and always look forward to having you as our guest!