The upcoming development of the Scioto Peninsula has seen a few iterations since it was initially announced.
But as the project inches closer to its groundbreaking in 2020, final details are beginning to emerge. Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is in charge of the 26-acre development in Franklinton, and they appeared in front of the Columbus Downtown Commission on Tuesday to share the first phase.
Three developers were chosen by CDDC to oversee the hotel, retail, and office portions of the project, including Rockbridge Capital, The Daimler Group, and Flaherty & Collins Properties.
The first phase will consist of 240,000 square feet of office space, two hotels, 550 residential units and 45,000 square feet of retail space. Between 1,200 and 1,400 parking spaces will be located in garages in the 9-acre first phase. We won’t be seeing any new skyscrapers, but the buildings will have a bit of height, ranging from 11 to 18 stories tall.
According to a representative of Flaherty & Collins, the residential units are aiming for luxury, with rooftop views and a sky deck. While some aspects of the project have changed, the Scioto Peninsula is still on track to be a high-density area with plenty of opportunities to live, work, and play.
No vote was taken on the project, but the commission did approve the demolition of a building at the site where the hotel will sit at 322 W. State St. Although the commission was generally favorable, Commissioner Danni Palmore did raise concerns about the lack of architectural diversity of some of the buildings.
The developers involved will return early next year for final approval from the commission.
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