Category Archives: Columbus

Easton Gateway is Just About Complete When Whole Foods Opens September 2nd

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Whole Foods is the last large tenant in Easton Gateway and they were one of the original tenants announced back in 2013 when the project was unveiled. The 45,000 square foot store will be Whole Food’s 422nd store and the third in Columbus along with Lane Avenue and Dublin Grandville Road. They also opened their…

Central Ohio’s Franklin County Ranked Number Four Nationally for Job Growth for large companies.

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Some more good news to report regarding Central Ohio, brought to you by www.headlightdata.com. “Top 10 Counties with Best and Worst Performing Holding Company Economies of 2014: Harris County-TX / Houston Creates the Most Jobs at Holding Companies; Fairfax County-VA / Washington DC Loses the Most Recently released data show that jobs created in 2014…

Columbus – First in the Nation With Wage Growth

Money / CNN reports that hourly wages grew at a rate of 6.2% in Columbus, far higher than the national average of 2.1%. Much of this can be attributed to the unemployment rate here in Central Ohio, which at 4.2% is getting to the point that we’ll start experiencing labor shortages as we already are…

Clintonville – Olympic Swim Club Mixed Use Project Approved

The slightly downsized project for the old Olympic Swim Club site at 3450 Indianola finally got its final zoning approval by Columbus City Council. Initially, the project was slated for 152 apartments and 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurant, but that brought quite a bit of resistance from local residents concerned about traffic as…

Columbus City Council votes 7 – 0 for Hamilton Road 161 Project, Hamilton Crossing

Finally, after a decade of the fights with the Army Corps of Engineers over wetlands and then the real estate downturn, something is finally going to happen with this big empty field I drive by every day. Monday night, Columbus City Council approved by a vote of 7 – 0 the 330 acre, $250 million…

Sawmill Parkway to be Extended to Route 42 in Delaware County

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This has been a long time coming.  Finally, construction is going to get started on the Sawmill Road extension in the next couple of weeks with completion expected in October 2016. Today, Monday, Delaware County Commissioners approved the $30.4 million contract to extend Sawmill Parkway by almost five miles from Hyatts Road to Route 42…

Uptown Westerville – Pasquale’s Closing, Asterisk opening

Uptown Westerville is becoming the north, Short North. What a transformation over the last few years from antiques to polished casual restaurants and bars. First it was Old Bag of Nails then Jimmy Vs to Koble (in a building I sold). Then the 8 State Bistro takes the place of the old State Street Theater…

The Morse Road Northland Village to Get New Kroger

The once hot Northland area in the 60s and 70s fell into decay and vacancy after Lazarus closed their Northland store a decade or so ago.   There’s been a major attempt to revitalize the Morse Road net lease retail area over the last several years with some success.   Biggest success is the new Menards store…

The Short North White Castle Project Gets an Update

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As was just reported by Walker Evens of Columbus Underground, and just about everyone else, Borror Properties revealed its latest design update for the 11 story proposed replacement for the old pre WWII White Castle located at second and HN High Street. After feedback from the Victorian Village Commission in April, Borror made some very…

Delaware County’s Tanger Outlet Mall Approved

Delaware County commissioners have approved the $17.6 mil worth of roads that well soon serve the route 36/37 net leased retail 350,000 square feet Tanger Outlet Malls. Preliminary site work has already begun, but a date for the official ground breaking hasn’t been announced yet, but it expected to be very soon. The project includes…

Clintonville – North Broadway and High Street Development

Northstar Realty and Mark Ford of Ford and Associates AIA presented a preview of preliminary plans they will eventually take to the Clintonville Area Commission for approval.  The meeting was hosted by Positively Clintonville https://www.facebook.com/pages/Positively-Clintonville/1401958676717564 to allow the developer to get feedback from the community before the plans were submitted for approval from the city….

Dublin’s – 420 Unit Casto Development Tuller Flats Approved

Dublin Ohio’s Planning and Zoning Commission has approved what is to date the largest of the developments in the Bridge Street District. The construction of the 420 unit apartment complex will allow the city to begin construction of the John Shields Parkway connector from Village Parkway to Tuller Ridge Drive. Tuller Flats, once completed will…

Redevelopment of Budd Dairy site in Italian Village proposed

A new proposal from Lykens Companies to redevelop what is one of the largest structures in Italian Village is on the table in front of the Italian Village Commission. Lykens plans to not only restore the Budd Dairy building but to add five additional modern mixed use to the site. The three and four story…

Columbus – East Franklinton Development with 69 New Lofts

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The trickle of development in Franklinton will soon turn to a torrent as this long long neglected area becomes the next Short North. So here’s another small piece with a 69 unit work loft with first floor Columbus net leased retail located at 400 W Rich St. designed by Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design. The entire…

Commercial Real Estate Construction Update for Columbus and Central Ohio

I didn’t get chance to get out and take any pictures in the last month so I’ll turn this topic over to Walker Evans with Columbus Underground at the link below the text. In January work progressed pretty well, but February has been a different story.   I would expect some of these commercial construction projects…

Micro Living in Downtown Columbus

As downtown Columbus multiunit rents get silly and two bedroom flats can run $2,500 per month, there need to be an alternative for those who work downtown. The solution has been in major high rent coastal cities to more toward micro apartments with just about enough room to inhale and exhale.   That trend is coming…

2016 Democratic National Convention – Philadelphia

We lose another one. Not a big surprise given the lack of high end, full service hotel rooms around the ugly Columbus Convention Center. We get to the top two on the GOP side and top three on DNC and lose both. Nationwide Arena could easily have been used for the convention itself, but we…

New Downtown Columbus 12 Story Hilton Garden Inn Proposed

If we decide that we really do want convention business in Columbus we must do something about the lack of hotel rooms within walking distance of the convention center. Although not nearly enough, the newly announced 12 story 170 room Hilton Garden Inn to be constructed at 77 East Nationwide Blvd. is a help. Columbus…

Latest Approved Bridge Park Plans for Dublin Ohio

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The city of Dublin, Ohio approved the basic development plan for the Massive Bridge Park Development. Once completed The Bridge Park Development is expected to be over one million square feet of residential, 222,000 square feet of office, 120,000 square feet of retail, 136,000 of conference and hotel, 92,000 square feet of restaurant plus a…

Kroger Bought Macy’s Site at Kingsdale in Upper Arlington

It was just announced yesterday that Kroger Co. bought the Macy’s site at Kingsdale for $10.5 mil on January 15, 2015.   Macy’s had recently announced plans to close the 45 year old store that was formerly a Lazarus. The grocery retailer, Giant Eagle is getting some new competition. However, little in the way of details…