COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Development is beginning on a large mixed-use development with restaurants, office space, a hotel and residential buildings near Grandview Heights.
"We're very excited about Grandview Crossing," said Joel Lilly, Vice President of Development for Wagenbrenner Development. "We were able to clean this site up and we're now starting the construction but it was a long time to get through that process."
Grandview Crossing is expected to feature 26 buildings in the area of Dublin Road and Grandview Avenue, the site of a former landfill. It will have 310 apartments, 125,000 square feet of office space, retail stores, a hotel, a park and a parking garage.
The company says it took several years to clear the site of the old landfill. It used large, heavy concrete blocks attached to cranes to compact the soil to prepare it for development.
According to a report posted by Geotechnical Consultants Inc. on the Ohio EPA website, the site was cleared in Aug. 2019.
Lilly said work started this week on an office building and two apartment buildings. Work is expected to begin this year on 16 buildings that include restaurants and retail space, a hotel, office buildings, residential buildings, a parking garage, and a park as part of the $300-million project.
Work first started nearly a decade ago. Wagenbrenner shared he hopes to have tenants by summer 2021. The company says the whole project will be completed by 2025.
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Also, here is the link to the 198-page report on the Ohip EPA's website for those wanting to read about the former landfill site.