We’ve officially hit construction season, and we’re bringing you updates on some of the developments or projects you’ve certainly driven by around CBUS.
🏗 ODOT’s Downtown Ramp Up
In March, we shared the news about ODOT’s projects to improve highway ramps downtown + on Fri., June 17, the I-70 eastbound exit ramp to Front Street will permanently close. Other notable closures that day include parts of W. Fulton Street + Livingston Avenue.
Changes to I-70 E. also impact SR 315 S., where traffic coming from SR 315 S. will have to merge with I-70 E. traffic for the next year.
Pro tip: Need to get downtown from I-70 E.? Take the Livingston Avenue exit which will not be affected by construction.
🏗 The Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital
This 1.9 million sqft hospital is in the middle of its major construction phase with workers currently adding the steel frames that will support the 26-story building. This should wrap up around November, said Kristin Poldemann, vice president of Facilities Design and Construction at Ohio State. But, there’s still plenty of work to do as construction won’t end until mid-2025.
🏗 The Peninsula
At the start of 2022, we gave an update on this eight-story, 132,000 sqft development + now, three tenants — Burgess and Niple Inc., Deloitte, and Insight Global — are set up inside. Rockbridge, the hotel with a coffee shop and restaurant to the south of The Peninsula, is still under construction and should open next March.
Looking for more Columbus development data? Check out this Midwest Industrial Outlook from JLL Columbus overviewing our local development industry on page 12.