GRANDVIEW YARD PROPOSAL OUTLINES PLANS FOR 500,000-SQUARE-FOOT NATIONWIDE CAMPUS, HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
July 1st, 2014
Projects Represent More Than $100 Million in Private Investment
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a meeting with members of Grandview Heights City Council on Monday evening, Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI) unveiled its latest development plans for Grandview Yard, including a new 500,000-square-foot Nationwide campus, 135-room hotel and 13,000-square-foot conference center. NRI President and COO Brian J. Ellis made the announcement.
“We’re pleased to have had the opportunity to present our plans to City Council and Grandview Heights,” said Ellis. “This is a great community and the proposed projects represent a tremendous opportunity for Nationwide and its associates, Grandview Heights and Grandview Yard.”
The new Nationwide campus, which would be located along Yard Street between Goodale Boulevard and Third Avenue, would include three, four-story interconnected office buildings with three adjacent four-level parking structures. The first building would include 320,000 square feet of space and open in 2016. The 160,000-square-foot second building would follow in 2017. The third building would open in 2019. Upon completion, the new campus is designed to support more than 3,000 Nationwide associates.
“This proposal represents a great win for our entire community, both the City of Grandview Heights and the overall Grandview area,” said Council President Anthony Panzera. “We are thrilled that Nationwide is willing to make this commitment and we look forward to working closely with NRI to finalize the details.”