Visit with protective helmet: Grandview Crossing

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The 55-acre Grandview Crossing development takes shape at the northeast corner of Dublin Road and Grandview Avenue. It has been a long process for the project developer, Thrive Companies.

Remediation work on the site (which was once a landfill and later an illegal dumping ground) began in 2014, and an initial plan to fill the space primarily with big box retailers was scrapped in 2017 in favor a mixed-use approach with taller buildings.

The current site plan calls for a total of 250,000 square feet of office space, 108,000 square feet of retail, over a thousand residential units, a parking garage, a hotel and a 3 , 5 acres.

One of the two planned office buildings is nearing completion, pending interior finishing by its sole tenant, BMW Financial Services, which will move its 900 employees to the Hilliard project. The first apartment building, located just west of the office building, is also nearing completion and could welcome its first tenants early next year.

Work is expected to begin soon on the recently announced collective market, which will include several food vendors as well as a restaurant and event space. The market will be attached to a larger apartment building and is expected to open to the public in early 2023.

About a third of overall development is in Grandview Heights while the rest is in Columbus.

The first of three one-story commercial buildings now stands on the Grandview portion, which occupies the west side of the site, including an entrance from Grandview Avenue.

Joel Lilly, CFO and CFO of Thrive Companies, said there were still decisions to be made about which buildings would fill this part of the development. A hotel is planned, but next to it could be either an apartment complex 55+ or some type of residential product for sale.

Whichever solution is chosen, the developer will have to return to Grandview Heights for final approval. On the Columbus side, all the necessary approvals have been obtained, Lilly said.

Scroll down for more photos from a recent site visit. For more information, see prosperous-gvx.com.

Apartments (left) and the new office building.
The top floor of the office building.
The downtown skyline is visible from the east side of the building.
Looking south towards Dublin Road.
Foundations are laid for residential buildings. The corner of the corner will host the Collective Market, which will open onto the park space.
A parking lot is under construction along the northern boundary of the site.
Apartments, with the Summit Chase building in the background.
Another view of the two buildings.
This interior courtyard will house a swimming pool, one of the three planned for the development.
Inside an apartment.
The new park will offer views of the horizon.
A view of the office building with the parking garage under construction behind.
A site map, provided by Thrive Companies, shows the layout of the buildings.
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Brent Warren

Brent Warren is a reporter for Columbus Underground and covers urban development, transportation, town planning, neighborhoods and other related topics. He grew up in Grandview Heights, lives in the University District, and studied urban and regional planning at OSU.


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