Multi-Family Housing and Urban Grocer
In January, 2021 the Columbus Redevelopment Commission unanimously approved Phase I of the downtown mixed use project to include a 200 unit downtown apartment building as well as an urban grocer. The CRC will be working with Flaherty & Collins Properties on the development. Phase I is expected to break ground in early 2022, once detailed designs and budgets are complete. A phased opening for this portion of the development is projected for 2023 and 2024. The second phase of development, includes plans for the development of a hotel and conference center that will enable Columbus and Bartholomew County to expand hospitality and tourism initiatives
As part of the Envision Columbus initiative, the committee included recommendations for multi-family housing in the downtown area as well as an urban grocer. By increasing opportunities for housing within the downtown core, this project will promote downtown living and shift perceptions on the quality and character of current downtown housing. An urban grocer has the capacity to increase the vibrancy and support additional residential and retail development in the area. Both of these elements provide an opportunity for sought after urban living close to the cultural amenities, established parks and downtown assets that so many in our community are seeking.