The Flashy Grand Central Project From Schottenstein Has Been Cancelled

At the end of the summer, Schottenstein Real Estate Group announced a plan to develop a 23-acre parcel of land in the Arena District into a resort-like area called Grand Central.

After just a few short months of planning, the group has decided to ditch the plans to build the district, which would have included hotels, stores, restaurants, and more.

Grand Central Renderings via Schottenstein Real Estate Group

“After months of meetings with city and state officials, prospective users, and neighboring owners, Schottenstein Real Estate Group has decided not to move forward in the purchase of the proposed development in downtown Columbus known as Grand Central,” group President Brian Schottenstein said in a press release.

According to a report by Columbus Business First, there were issues with the land that prevented the deal from moving forward, including railroad tracks and potential traffic issues.

For now, the land will remain empty. Schottenstein said that they had offered the land as a potential stadium site to Columbus Crew SC, but that Crew SC wasn’t interested.

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