CBUStoday’s guide to construction and development in 2024

From construction announcements to groundbreaking ceremonies, this guide is a complete look at development in Columbus, Ohio in 2024.

Renderings of where the two factories will be located. | Rendering via Intel

Renderings of where the two factories will be located. | Rendering via Intel

Not even the snow or cold can slow down these construction crews. Here are the top development headlines for February 2024.

Note: We will continue to update this story with more news, headlines, and announcements each month.

Projects

Take a tour of the Wexner Center Inpatient Hospital
This project is now 75% complete, said Ragan Fallang, project manager of the build. Get a digital sneak peek of the interior after it hosted tours in mid-February.

Intel announces delays for construction
The tech giant originally aimed for a 2025 opening date, but changed to late 2026. Intel said the delay is due to the massive size of the project, and they are committed to finishing it.

PNC Tower finds new life
The Preston Centre is now open in the PNC Tower, transforming vacant office space into 105 apartment units. It resides on the 23rd + 24th floor of the tower.

CBUStoday Wex Med Inpatient Tower 75 percent

Check out a live feed of daily construction on the Inpatient Tower’s website. | Screenshot via Wexner Medical Center

Proposals

Columbus Symphony proposes riverfront concert venue
The local theater group is eyeing the Scioto River for a 200,000-sqft, state-of-the-art concert venue. Plans were submitted in mid-February. Officials hope to break ground in 2025 and open in 2028.

Downtown parking lot could become apartment tower
The Dispatch Tower is a 12-story build that would feature 220+ apartment units if approved. The project was pitched to replace a parking lot at 33 N. 4th St.

CBUStoday Columbus Symphony rendering

How do you feel about a 200,000 sqft along the riverfront? | Rendering by AECOM

Announcements

New retail center for Powell
A 43,000-sqft development is planned for Powell that will be beside the Target at 10560 Sawmill Rd. A groundbreaking is expected soon.

Rooftop bar planned for Powell
CoHatch will open a new co-working office in Powell that will feature a rooftop bar. This will be the first-ever rooftop bar for the city.

Kroger ramps up remodel efforts
A total of 11 central Ohio Kroger stores will receive face lifts after the grocery chain invested $68 million into construction in the state. Impacted locations in CBUS include Worthington + Westerville.

Top headlines in January

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