Development projects keep the city moving forward.
Whitehall continues to ramp up city development with proposed 2017 construction at a "critical city entry point," according to a press release. The site, at the southwest corner of E. Broad Street and Hamilton Road, will become a mixed-use development with space for offices, residences and businesses, to be completed by Continental Real Estate Companies. Funding comes from a joint public-private venture totaling $50 million.
Continental Real Estate Companies Chairman Frank Kass, in the press release, describes Whitehall as a "burgeoning community" benefitting from proximity to John Glenn Columbus International Airport and Downtown. "With forward thinking city leadership, Whitehall is poised to become the next great redevelopment story and we're pleased to partner with them to serve the needs of a growing office and residential population," he says. Whitehall's goal is to be a home to professionals working in Columbus. "As a community, we are laser-focused on economic development and attracting as residents young professionals and empty nesters who are working in the city," says Mayor Kim Maggard in the release.
This new project comes alongside other Whitehall revamps. Recently, Whitehall wooed Heartland Bank and Wasserstrom Company to call it home. Other transformative efforts include a city gateway, a path from Poth Road to Whitehall Community Park along with a new entry way to the park and new lighting.
Neighboring the Broad-Hamilton mixed-use site is another area slated for refurbishment, with a $7.2 million price tag.