Category Archives: Columbus

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…

New I-71 Interchange at Route 36/37 for $53mil

Once finalized, this second route 36/37 interchange may end up looking just like the interchange at Polaris Parkway and Gemini Place, The proposal that ODOT likes puts this second interchange about 3/4 of a mile south of the existing interchange so right in Pat Shively and James Klingbeil’s proposed Northgate development. And by the way,…

Developers Chosen For Old Columbus Municipal Power Plant On Nationwide Blvd

The City of Columbus announced that they have chosen Brad DeHays and Schiff Capital to redevelop the three buildings that comprise the long closed Columbus Municipal Power Plant property at 555 West Nationwide Blvd. The three buildings mentioned above are all on the north side of Nationwide Blvd. The plan is to add retail, office…

Campus Partners Picks Edwards for South Campus Gateway

It was announced today that it was local developer, Edwards Communities that was picked to develop Ohio State University’s South Campus Gateway. The retail, office and residential development will be one step closer to connecting the short North with OSU and Weinland Park. The seven acre development is mostly east of high Street in the…

Day Companies Buys Madison’s Retail buildings

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One block of blight on High Street will be redeveloped with the purchase of the three long vacant Madison’s store buildings at 72-84 N High Street by Ricky Day of the Day Companies. The two six story and one four story building comprise the 84,000 square feet of the old Madison’s retail department store.   The…

Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission – Insight 2050 Report

Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) with collaborative partners Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus released their final draft of their Insight 2050 report to compare and contrast four different possible growth scenarios for Central Ohio. The four scenarios compare growth similar to what we’ve done in the past with urban sprawl in Scenario A to…

Temperance Row Brewing Opens in Uptown Westerville

As many locals know, Westerville was ground zero of the temperance movement in the early 1900s. Ironically, Toni Cabilovsky named the new Westerville Uptown Deli and Brew at 41 N State Street Westerville, with the brewery named Temperance Row Brewing. Toni also brought brewmaster Scott Francis into the project to run the brewery . Francis…

New Whole Foods for Burbank in 241 Unit Mixed Use Apartment Complex

Burbank apartments and net leased retail

It took developer Michael Cusumano two years to get this through Burbank’s planning commission and city council, and despite the objections of Burbank’s mayor, the project finally got approved. Residents complained as always that the project will jack up traffic flow. The developer will have to drop $250,000 to go toward ‘traffic calming’ measures and…

Easton Gateway Getting BJ’s Brewhouse, Melt Bar and Grilled and Pies and Pints

The 54 acre Easton Gateway is getting 13 new net leased retail and restaurant tenants in addition to bog box tenant Field and Stream, REI and Saks off Fifth . Huntington Beach based, polished casual restaurant BJ’s Brewhouse will be opening their third Central Ohio location. Cleveland based Melt Bar and Grill will be opening…

Uptown Westerville to Submit Three Stage Parking Plan to City Council

Westerville City staff made their third and final presentation on September 30th to the community concerning reorganizing the retail and restaurant, Westerville Uptown District’s parking before talking it to city council for final approval. The plan identified short medium and long term improvements such as short term solutions such increased signage, additional spots in front…

Jerome Township Near Dublin to Get New Retail Center

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The Columbus and Central Ohio metro has been relatively quiet in recent years concerning large scale suburban retail developments, but that’s going to change a bit with the Simon Tangers Outlet retail Mall at I-71 and route 36 in Delaware County, Bridge Street Corridor in Dublin and now this 400,000 square foot net leased retail…

Johnny Rockets at the Local Drive-In?

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This is an interesting nostalgic concept that I read about on Daily Finance and Business Week. And anyone who knows me is quite aware that I’m into 50s and 60s collector cars and old music and old everything since I’m old.  So of course I would notice this. The first drive-in theaters appeared around 80…

New Columbus Ohio Retail Restaurant Listing

columbus clintonville triple net retail net leased

Class A building built in 2004. End cap, triple net retail / restaurant space of 1,441 RSF. 40 parking spaces.  Potential of patio on north side in addition to the existing one in the front of the building. Co tenants are Chase Bank and Peet’s Coffee. Located in the heart of gentrifying Clintonville, an inner…

Columbus Ranked 8th for Economic Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked Columbus, Ohio eighth for economic growth according to new data that takes a fresh look at economic output generated by individual U.S. metro areas. Columbus came in at nearly double the national average of 1.7 percent with 3.2 percent GDP growth since 2012 “The metros where economic output…