Developers are transforming North High Street from the Short North to the campus area.

It seems everyone loves North High Street these days—everyone, that is, except drivers. The stretch of the Columbus road from the Short North through the Ohio State University campus is a sea of jackhammers, constructions cranes, orange barrels and workers in hard hats, as developers do their best to meet the growing demand for offices, high-rise residences, hip eateries and new off-campus housing on the north side. “It's where office tenants want to be, it's where restaurants want to be, it's where residents want to be,” says Mike Fitzpatrick, president of Columbus-based developer Elford Development Ltd. “There's a national movement of people going back to the core city.”

Here's a look at the projects along North High Street from the Short North through the North Campus area.