November 20th, 2019
Article originally published in Columbus Business First by Tristan Navera
Two notable Arena District projects are moving forward after landing a favorable reception from the Downtown Commission Wednesday morning.
The commission approved two developments Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. has planned for the district: a new mixed-use development on the gravel lots at 200 Vine St. and a 10-story tower that will complete the Parks Edge condominium development.
Brian Ellis, COO of Nationwide Realty Investors, said this completes the master plan for the Arena District begun 22 years ago.
“This is something of a milestone,” Ellis said. “Everybody knows the Arena District has expanded almost as far as it can to the west … we first talked about the Arena District as about 75 acres, now it’s about 220 acres on all sides.”
The projects approved Wednesday include a $24.5 million mixed-use development, anchored by Chipotle’s new Columbus office, that will replace a parking lot on the north edge of the Arena District. Its most prominent feature, 200 Vine St., will be a $14 million, four-story, 132,000-square-foot office building along Neil Avenue between Vine Street and Spruce Street.