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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.

CBUStoday ODW Logistics new facility

This Lockbourne-based distribution center is in addition to the other facility ODW opened last fall on Rohr Road. | Photo via ODW Logistics

Welcome to summer in Columbus, where the only thing more common than an ice cream cone is a construction cone. Here are your top development headlines from June.

Note: We will update this story with more news each month.

Projects

930,000-sqft project planned near Rickenbacker Airport
ODW Logistics is opening a massive distribution center at 6920 Schieser Farms Rd. E. in Lockbourne in July. It will employ 75-100 people.

Local playground accidentally gets demolished
Oops... The playset at Weinland Park met an early demise after construction crews mistakenly started demolition on it, confusing it for another playground in the area they were set to doze that day. They’ve pledged to fully replace it for free, so no need for tears.

East Columbus groundbreaking announced for fall
Two firms — Trident Capital Group and Elford Development — are working together on a 63-acre site at 250 Taylor Station Rd. They will build a warehouse and an apartment complex, plus another potential warehouse in the future.

Proposals

CBUStoday 870 Parsons Ave.

A Papa John’s and Next Cell are located at 870 Parsons Ave. They would be demo’d if this project is able to make it through the multiple channels of the approval process. | Photo via Google Maps

Developers eye Parsons Avenue for apartments
This project was presented to the South Side Area Commission, and would bring a five-story complex to the area if fully approved.

Announcements

CBUStoday Hilliard Eco Plumbers site

This 19-acre site in Hilliard is estimated to bring 355 total jobs to the area once more local businesses commit to becoming tenants. | Photo via City of Hilliard

Hilliard sees multi-million dollar project approved
Hilliard City Council passed multiple resolutions that will allow for a $29 million, 158,000-sqft facility to be built on 19 acres of land east of Britton Parkway. This project will be anchored by Eco Plumbers, but 100,000+ sqft will still be available to other tenants.

Another huge investment from Google in central Ohio
The tech giant announced it will invest $2.3 billion into its central Ohio-based data centers, including ones located in Columbus, New Albany, and Lancaster, which forms the “Columbus Cloud Region.”

Can you believe we’re beyond the mid-point of 2024? Keep scrolling to recap anything you may have missed so far this year.

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Top headlines in April

Top headlines in March

Top headlines in February

Top headlines in January

Want even more development news? Take a look at the top development stories from 2023.

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