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Construction season: Development updates in Columbus for November 2023

Many developers and businesses have began, or announced, projects of different sizes in Columbus, Ohio. Here’s what you missed.

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What local construction project would you like to know more about? | Photo via Canva

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The cold is here, but these projects are still hot. Here’s your monthly recap of Columbus development.

Projects

Ronald McDonald House of Columbus is super sized
No, seriously — after it’s most recent renovations, this nonprofit location is the biggest in the world.

Data centers on the rise in central Ohio
Did you know Columbus is home to 40+ data centers from companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon?

Condos underway on Fifth Avenue in Grandview
A former mansion is finding new life as condominium complex as a local developer reimagines the space + adds 14 more units.

OhioHealth opens new urgent care facility
This $4+ million, 13,000-sqft building is located at 14 McDowell St. in Gravity.

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Many data centers are used for streaming services, online shopping, or social networking. | Photo by Brett Sayles/Pexels

Proposals

Mayor outlines 2024 city budget
This $1+ billion budget would provide $19+ million to expand affordable housing options.

Local developer eyes Canal Winchester for apartments
This could bring seven buildings housing a total of 180 apartment units, and comes from Homestead Cos.

Getting up-to-speed on passenger rails
We took a deep dive this month into the recent headlines + updates with passenger rails in central Ohio and beyond.

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The corridors are sponsored by the Ohio Rail Development Commission, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, and Amtrak. | Photo via Canva

Announcements

$3+ billion tech investment in New Albany
The tech company QTS was approved for tax abatements for two sites in New Albany, and they plan to build eight more data centers.

Columbus to help with space research
The first-ever space lab will be located near Ohio State’s campus and will support Starlab, a global space platform planned to be the first continuously crewed, free-flying commercial space station.

Central Ohio’s tech scene continues to grow
Microsoft purchased roughly 300 acres of land in Licking County for $30 million with plans to build data centers.

Top stories in October

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Top stories in August

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Top stories in July

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