As we continue to watch the cranes in Columbus, we’re bringing you updates on two projects that recently received approval to move forward. Grab a hard hat + let’s get to work. 🛠
🏘 Post Oak Station, 1383 Vida Way
A $20 million renovation is slated to revamp the Post Oak Station into affordable housing + it received a major funding boost over the weekend. CVS, the national pharmacy chain, invested $18.9 million in the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority’s plans. The CMHA’s COO told Columbus Business First this money is vital in moving forward with the project.
Now, efforts can be focused on construction, which includes building eight new rental units + preserving 150 affordable housing units for residents who make less than 30% of the area. The complex will offer two-story, two or three-bedroom units + a 10,000 sqft on-site daycare.
🏡 Broad Street Arts and Senior Campus, 51 S. Douglass St.
The CMHA is staying busy as another project was approved to demolish the former Douglas Alternative Elementary School on Thursday. This will make way for the Broad Street Arts and Senior Campus, a new activity space that will be operated by Columbus Recreation and Parks.
Once complete, the goal is to add creative wellness activities to the nearby community. New programs could be added in the future in addition to those currently held at the Martin Janis Community Senior Center and Golden Hobby Gift Shop. Other new features include a park.
Want to learn more about the project’s status? Stop by the public information meeting on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Community Center.