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Wait Over for Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wait Over for Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground
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The long wait for actual construction to begin on the first new large-scale residential development in Franklinton appears to be over. Casto announced that a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 3rd for its 230-unit mixed-use project between Rich Street and the Scioto River.

The nine-building project, now called River & Rich, has been developed in partnership with the Robert Weiler Company, Kelley Companies, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and Smoot Construction. It was approved by the East Franklinton Review Board in November.

“We’re excited to break ground on River & Rich, and to contribute to the vibrant community and growth of East Franklinton,” said Brent Sobczak, Casto’s Director of Multifamily Family Development and Finance, in a statement.


The target opening date for the project is summer of 2018. In addition to the apartments – which will be a mix of townhomes and garden units, all with either one or two bedrooms – the development will feature 25,000 square feet of retail space and a two-story, 292-space parking garage.

Murals and public art installations will also be a part of the project, although those plans have not been finalized.

Also scheduled to start construction this spring is Kaufman Development’s  five story mixed-use development on the site of Phillip’s Original Coney Island and the National Office Warehouse on West Broad Street.

[RelatedInterview: Bryan Brown from CMHA on New East Franklinton Development]

Rendering by Paul W. Kelley.

Renderings by Paul W. Kelley.

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