Arena District Improvement Fills Out With Development of Western Parcels
By Jeff Bell, Courtesty of Columbus CEO
It’s not much to look at today, but the west end of Nationwide Boulevard in the Arena District could be quite the showpiece five years from now.
By then, the century-old Municipal Light Plant complex is expected to have been restored as an office and specialty retail site through a partnership between Connect Realty and Schiff Capital Group.
The city of Columbus’ Street Maintenance Central Outpost site will have been redeveloped as the corporate headquarters of Borror Properties and Ruscilli Construction Co. along with some additional offices and multifamily residential units. In addition the vacant area that once was the location of Jaeger Machine Co. and Union Fork & Hoe Co., and later the proposed site for Hollywood Casino Columbus, may be filled with apartments and condominiums developed by Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd.
And just up the street at 400 W. Nationwide Blvd., Nationwide Realty will have redeveloped the old industrial buildings in the Buggyworks complex into 133,000 square feet of Class A office space.
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