The announcement comes as Nationwide Realty Investors also prepares to build 20 townhomes at Grandview Yard.
The Carlile Patchen & Murphy law firm plans to vacate its downtown Columbus home since 1986 to take space as the anchor of an office building now under construction in Grandview Heights.
The law firm and Grandview Yard developer Nationwide Realty Investors announced Carlile Patchen & Murphy will take the top floor of a two-story, 34,000-square-foot office project at 950 W. Goodale Blvd. at Northwest Boulevard. Contractors began construction of the property in late March and expect to deliver the office building in spring 2020.
“We were just looking for a new place in a new neighborhood,” said Carol Sheehan, co-managing partner of the firm of 34 attorneys and a combined 39 paralegals and administrative staff.
Sheehan said the firm has been approached about the purchase of its three-story property at 366 E. Broad St. at North Grant Avenue, which the firm had renovated. She declined to announce the prospective buyer at this time.
Records at the Franklin County Auditor’s Office say the property built in 1926 has nearly 30,000 square feet.
The relocation comes about three years after Carlile Patchen & Murphy opened up an office in Dublin’s MetroCenter mixed-use park, where about eight attorneys regularly work.
“We needed less space for our staff (at the main office), especially after we opened the Dublin office,” said Sheehan, who practices real estate and taxation law.
Carlile Patchen & Murphy started out in 1967 at 100 E. Broad St., then known as the Bank One tower, Sheehan said.
In a news release, NRI said the office property will feature a glass atrium entrance, windows that run nearly from floor to ceiling and rowlock brick details along the parapet rowlock brick detail along the parapet. A limestone retaining wall will wrap around the adjacent parking at Goodale and Bobcat Avenue.
NRI also formally announced some recent commercial tenants and residential projects. The developer plans to build 20 townhomes in three buildings north from the edge of the Carlile Patchen & Murphy parking lot.
The Columbus market’s first Club Pilates franchise opened in early April while the first spa service operators began working in the My Salon Suite in February. Those tenants took the last spots in the mixed-used Manchester Building along Yard Street between West First and Junction avenues.
“Creating a great neighborhood isn’t just about the construction of individual buildings,” said NRI President Brian Ellis in the news release. “It’s about generating a vision that brings complementary elements together where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.”
Brian R. Ball is a freelance writer.