Approval has been given by City Council for the Columbus Redevelopment Commission to purchase property for the construction of a new court services building at 555 1st St. Plans call for the current court services building, located in the former Elks Club at 507 Third St., to be torn down. The Redevelopment Commission and the County Commissioners have reached an agreement for a land swap that would provide a new court services building for the county and open up an entire block for the development of a downtown hotel/conference center. The City Council has approved funding and contracts have been awarded to Dunlap and Co as well as Barth Electric. Demolition work has begun on the former Eynon Law Office building and construction is slated to start late February or early March, 2021. Completion of the project is expected by March, 2022.
“The acquisition of this property is key to the redevelopment commission continuing to work on the Envision Columbus plan and the redevelopment of our downtown,” said Redevelopment Director Heather Pope