Developer teams with city in aid of pedestrian-friendliness

November 10, 2013 by  

A mixed-use development with a $300m price tag is under consideration for downtown Dublin, Ohio.

The project, which is slated to be developed by Crawford Hoying, will include a convention center as well as a hotel. The idea of the new development is to draw young people back to the city center to revitalize it and create an urban feeling in the area.

The site of the project, known as Bridge Park, comprises 25 acres, and lies to the east of the Scioto River. A new pedestrian bridge will connect it to the city center, and both sides of the river will feature new parks. The green spaces are being added as part of Dublin’s improvement to its infrastructure.

Also included in the plans are 136 condos, a fitness center, a grocery store, and a 140,000 square foot office building. There will be more than 1,000 apartments, which will have retail space on the first floor, and up to 10 restaurants will contribute towards the urban feel. Work should begin in a year, with a completion date sometime in 2018.

Dublin officials see the Bridge Park project as a starting point for additional future development, and believe ongoing work will allow Dublin to compete with other central Ohio cities.

Developers and city officials could work with brochure printers to create a mailer for businesses and prospective residents alike, describing the housing and the office space to be created as part of the project.