Dublin has been the recipient of some major good news lately. First, Columbus CEO magazine readers recently selected Dublin as The Best Central Ohio Suburb to Do Business for the third consecutive year. Then, on Oct. 22, city officials and local developer Crawford Hoying unveiled plans for Bridge Park, a $300 million mixed-use project that its backers say will transform the city and create what they call “a world-class environment.”
Crawford Hoying Development Partners is teaming up with the city and and Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects. Bridge Park’s proposed site is a 25-acre parcel east of the Scioto River in the 1,100-acre Bridge Street District.
Its residential component includes 1,026 apartments with ground-floor retail space, plus 136 condominiums. Young professionals and empty nesters will be the targeted customers.
The commercial portion calls for 140,000 square feet of office space, a grocery store, restaurants, parking garages, a fitness center, and a 196-key hotel with an adjacent conference center. According to the developers, Cameron Mitchell has committed to bringing two restaurants to the development. Columbus-based Indus Hotels will handle the hotel and convention center.
The city plans to invest about $40 million in infrastructure improvements, including parks on each side of the river and a pedestrian bridge linking the development to Dublin’s historic center.
Crawford Hoying is eyeing a 2014 kickoff for the project, with completion slated for 2018.