Renderings For Whittier Peninsula Show A 30-Story, Mixed-Use Development

One of my favorite areas of Columbus may be undergoing some pretty hefty changes.

The Whittier Peninsula, home to the Scioto Audubon Metropark, could be the site for a new mixed-use project from Zimmer Development, a North Carolina-based developer.

The land is currently owned by CSX Transportation and although it will require significant attention to transform it from a train-switching station, the developers are ready to make it happen. Zimmer has been working with NBBJ, the architectural firm that gave us Gravity and Two25 Commons, to develop the project.

The first phase of the project would include 350-400 residential units in two buildings, as well as up to 100,000 square feet of office space, 50,000 square feet of retail, and a parking garage.

The site of the proposed Whittier Peninsula development.

Additional phases will bring the total square footage of the project up to roughly 1,000,000 square feet. The potential 30-story building will drastically change the riverfront skyline, but not immediately. The project is expected to take 10-15 years to complete all of the phases.

The location, right next to one of the best parks in the city, is a gorgeous one, but it’s not without its issues. In addition to the clean-up needed to take the area from train-switching station to residential area, a new road would need to be built, connecting Whittier Street to Mound Street downtown.

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