Nationwide Realty Investors takes the lead in creating a 21st century development by bridging and blurring the distinction between urban and suburban. It is a new backyard with a multipurpose play space for those who demand the excitement of a vibrant downtown with the comfort and convenience of a suburban lifestyle. Combining office, retail and residential space, Grandview Yard is a campus for adults.
This 90-acre, mixed-use development near downtown Columbus is located on the site of the former Big Bear stores headquarters and warehouse. When finished this $500 million joint venture between NRI and Capital Square, Ltd. will total 1.5-2 million square feet of commercial office space including Class A commercial office, retail and 600-800 residential units. Fast FactsPhase I of Grandview Yard will open Fall of 2010 Phase I will feature a three-story 92,000-square foot retail/restaurant/office building featuring such tenants as M+A Architects and Jason's Deli Phase I will also feature a 42,000-square foot Urban Active fitness facility, a 126 room Hyatt Place hotel and a 509-space parking structure
Nationwide Realty Investors proudly introduces Grandview Yard…the transformation of a once vacant site into a vital urban neighborhood near the heart of Columbus, Ohio. This supremely located 90-acre site is transforming daily into a well-planned, mixed-use development that will more than double the jobs in this small community.Located at the intersection of State Route 315 and I-670 in beautiful Grandview Heights, Grandview Yard will include an exciting mix of Class A office, retail, residential, dining and entertainment options situated among appealing architecture and plentiful green space.
For nearly six decades, the City of Grandview Heights, Ohio, was home to the nation’s largest refrigerated warehouse – representing hundreds of jobs and critical tax revenue for the City of Grandview Heights and the State of Ohio. In 2004, bankruptcy resulted in one million square feet of vacant warehouse space. As a result, the largely abandoned 90-acre site began to deteriorate and created a challenging Brownfield condition.But still, the area between Third Avenue and Goodale Boulevard in Grandview Heights, only minutes away from The Ohio State University, represented a tremendous opportunity in the community. Nationwide Realty Investors is proud to be able to revitalize this valuable area. When complete, Grandview Yard will include 1.5 – 2 million square feet of commercial space with supporting parking garages, public streets, and pedestrian amenities. It will also include more than 600 residential units, conveniently located close to amenities such as coffee shops, restaurants, retail stores and useable green space. The master plan for Grandview Yard calls for a total investment of over $500M
Centrally located in the Columbus market, Grandview Yard is highly visible and easily accessible from SR 315 and I-670 and only 2 miles from both I-71 and I-70. The development is within a 2-3 minute drive for Downtown Columbus and less than 15 minutes from Port Columbus.
Grandview Heights is the epitome of the expression “location, location, location.” It is the closest incorporated community to downtown Columbus and it’s nearly adjacent to The Ohio State University, Battelle, major medical facilities, and only a short drive to Port Columbus International Airport.
The first phase of Grandview Yard, opening on September 1, 2010, will bring up to 375 new jobs to the Grandview area. Phase One includes a 92,000 square foot Class A office building, a 42,000 sq. ft. Urban Active, a 83,000 sq. ft. Hyatt Place (126-room hotel) and 500 space parking garage.
As we grow, you can expect an exciting mix of retail, residential, dining and entertainment options.
A Hyatt Place hotel, an Urban Active Fitness and a Jason's Deli will be open for business on the site formerly occupied by a Big Bear supermarket warehouse. The final touches are being put on an office building to be occupied by M&A Architects, while the OSU-themed Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill remains under construction with an anticipated November opening date. "This will give us an opportunity to tell folks whats there today, and what we expect will be coming down the road," Ellis said, referring to future plans to add more offices, retail and housing at Grandview Yard.
Nationwide Realty Investors PresentsPhotos courtesy of www.grandview yard.com
Grandview Yard OverviewFast FactsPhase I of Grandview Yard will open Fall of 2010.Phase I will feature a three-story 92,000-square foot retail/restaurant/officebuilding featuring such tenants as M+A Architects and Jasons Deli.Phase I will also feature a 42,000-square foot Urban Active fitness facility, a 126room Hyatt Place hotel and a 509-space parking structure. Text and photos courtesy of www.grandview yard.com
The PlanHighlightsPremier office, retail and residentialspace available .Pedestrian-friendly community withwalking paths and beautiful green space .Excellent access via SR 315 and I-670 .Comprehensive amenities including:ample parking; full service and fastcasual restaurants; entertainment;specialty retail and parks. Text and photos courtesy of www.grandview yard.com
History . Big Warehouse (one million sq ft vacant) Big Opportunity (90 acre site)Grandview Yard will include : 1.5 – 2 million square feet of commercial space. More than 600 residential units. Supporting parking garages, public streets, and pedestrian amenities. Total investment of over $500M. Text and photos courtesy of www.grandview yard.com
Location Grandview Yard’s neighbors include:The Ohio State University The largest university in the United StatesDowntown Columbus More than 100,000 work downtownThe Area District Nationwide Realty Investors’ first areamixed-use developmentThe Greater Columbus ConventionCenter 1 million visitors per yearThe Short NorthA revitalized area of housing, art galleriesand restaurantsBattelleAs the world’s largest, independent researchand development organization, Text and photos courtesy of www.grandview yard.com
About Grandview Grandview Heights sheer proximity to downtown Columbus provides a significant advantage for companies needing to locate in central Ohio.Over $100 million in publicimprovements which include:Construction of parking lots, decks, orgarages to support increased density .Transportation infrastructureimprovements.New public parks construction .Construction and installation ofstreetscape improvements .New utility infrastructureconstruction.
Economic ImpactOver $500M in private development plus $160M ininfrastructure.Potential to create over 5,000 new permanent jobs for the Cityof Grandview Heights.
Offices Convenient freeway access… Plentiful shopping … Hotel and fitness center… Impressive selection of restaurants … Freestanding structures offering the highest level of visibility, state-of-the-art facilities for medical and technology-based businesses Offices overlooking shops and restaurants. Build-to-suit opportunities available. Real estate tax abatement and income tax rebate opportunity. Text and photos courtesy of www.grandview yard.com
Restaurants, Shops, & MoreGrandview Yard is thrilled to welcome its first tenants to the development: Text and photos courtesy of www.grandview yard.com
Grandview Grand CommunityArea residents are invited to a community open house Wednesday evening as a way of introducingthe project. The event will begin with a short presentation and a question and answer session withBrian Ellis, president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Realty Investors.The open house will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at 775 Yard St. (900 Goodale Blvd.)with parking behind Urban Active Fitness, north of Goodale Boulevard. Text and photos courtesy of www.grandview yard.com
Grand Horizon Future phases of Grandview Yard will include residential opportunities that will fit a variety of lifestyles. Residential units will be surrounded by exciting restaurants, retail shops and office space. Residents will be able to enjoy the eclectic environment in Grandview, while also being minutes away from The Ohio State University and downtown. Text and photos courtesy of www.grandview yard.com