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35-story tower picked for North Market site – 'landmark' for the city that will spur development

 

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While the redevelopment of the North Market property is about creating a foundation, it will be the change to the Columbus skyline that’s going to jump out to most.

 

The city of Columbus selected the team of Wood Cos. and Schiff Capital Group and its $100 million, 35-story Market Tower proposal from among three finalists to turn the historic market’s parking lot into both a new development and a boon for the public market’s future.

 

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/04/12/35-story-tower-picked-for-north-market-site.html


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From the article...

 

While the height — at 400 feet, it would be about the height of the Borden Building — is what is going to stand out to many, it wasn’t a deciding factor for the city.

 

So it'll be slightly shorter than Three Nationwide.  I'll take it!


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From the City of Columbus:

 

North Market Redevelopment Fact Sheet

 

After undertaking a public RFP process, the City of Columbus has selected a proposal by Wood Companies/Schiff Capital for the redevelopment of the North Market.

 

Benefits:

• Capitalize on Convention Center expansion and other area developments.

• Maximize use of space currently being used as only a parking lot.

• Enhancements to the North Market include:

  o 10,000 additional SF of market space

  o 130 secure, underground parking spaces which will connect directly into the market

  o A new two story public atrium that can serve as seating and special event space for the market

  o A new public plaza that can better accommodate the weekend farmers market and provide daily outdoor seating and event space

  o Better storage and service bay space for the North Market

  o A shared commercial kitchen space for the North Market

• Preserves the existing North Market building.

• Provides North Market with ownership of the public portion of the project and long-term financial stability.

 

Details:

  o Wood/Schiff will invest $100 million in the development

  o Private components of the project are:

  o 40,000 SF Commercial Office Space

  o Approximately 200 Residential Units

  o 28,000 SF Retail

  o 25,350 SF Restaurants

 

• The project will qualify for a 15 year, 100% tax abatement under the Downtown CRA

• Public money will be used for public spaces of the development, such as the outdoor plaza, public parking, utility infrastructure and public roadways.

• Existing North Market building will be preserved.

• New addition will include a 10,000 SF expansion of the North Market, public outdoor plaza, two-story grand atrium and 130 underground public parking spaces with ground floor retail that is complementary to the market, 40,000 SF of commercial office space and 200 apartments. The current project is proposed to be 35 stories tall.

• Building height will be approximately 400 ft tall (Similar to the Borden Building). Tallest buildings in Columbus are:

  o Rhodes Tower 629 feet

  o Leveque Tower 555 feet

  o William Green Building 530 feet

  o Huntington Center 512 feet

 

Next steps:

• Public meetings for input from the community. The first one is May 9 with a time and location to be announced in late April.

• The Development Team, North Market and City are targeting September 2017 to finalize the concept following public and merchant input.

• Construction will begin Spring 2018.

• Estimated time of completion Spring 2020.

 

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Fantastic! Very glad that Wood/Schiff were chosen. They are top-notch developers that do absolutely world-class work. (Actually, so do Pizzuti and NRI, but this proposal was clearly the most exciting).

 

On completion, 'Market Tower' will not only become the new tallest residential building in Ohio (supplanting Miranova), but will also be the largest tower built Downtown since the Franklin County Courthouse was completed in 1991.

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Darn near 30 years later, but hey, it's about time!


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A very ambitious timeline, but with all of the excitement around it I'm sure they can start to make it all happen. I LOVE the fact that the 2 levels of parking they're planning in the tower are being outfitted for eventual conversion to office space -- a notion sorely lacking in most other developments. Stand-alone garages are the best for urban development because they can be taken down/repurposed individually. When new towers are proposed with 5-8 story podiums of parking, if not properly designed those could become entirely useless in the future when downtown parking is less of a premium (NYC is going through this process now of decommissioning parking structures and trying to redesign them into office space). Love how forward-thinking they're being.

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On completion, 'Market Tower' will not only become the new tallest residential building in Ohio (supplanting Miranova), but will also be the largest tower built Downtown since the Franklin County Courthouse was completed in 1991.

 

Miranova isn't the tallest residential building in Ohio. I know that at the very minimum Edgecliff in Cincinnati is taller at 322' tall which I believe is the current highest residential building in Ohio.

 

This looks like it'll be a great project for Columbus. I'm still sitting back patiently waiting for demand in the 3 C's to really warrant a highrise residential boom. That would be something to see.

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On completion, 'Market Tower' will not only become the new tallest residential building in Ohio (supplanting Miranova), but will also be the largest tower built Downtown since the Franklin County Courthouse was completed in 1991.

 

Miranova isn't the tallest residential building in Ohio. I know that at the very minimum Edgecliff in Cincinnati is taller at 322' tall which I believe is the current highest residential building in Ohio.

 

This looks like it'll be a great project for Columbus. I'm still sitting back patiently waiting for demand in the 3 C's to really warrant a highrise residential boom. That would be something to see.

http://skyscrapercenter.com/compare-data/submit?type%5B%5D=building&status%5B%5D=COM&status%5B%5D=UC&status%5B%5D=UCT&status%5B%5D=STO&status%5B%5D=PRO&base_city=1550&base_height_range=0&base_company=All&base_min_year=1900&base_max_year=9999&skip_comparison=on&output%5B%5D=list

 

https://www.emporis.com/buildings/122079/the-edgecliff-cincinnati-oh-usa

You mean this Edgecliff? It is not listed as 322 feet. I don't see any Cincy building listed at 322 feet.

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On completion, 'Market Tower' will not only become the new tallest residential building in Ohio (supplanting Miranova), but will also be the largest tower built Downtown since the Franklin County Courthouse was completed in 1991.

 

Miranova isn't the tallest residential building in Ohio. I know that at the very minimum Edgecliff in Cincinnati is taller at 322' tall which I believe is the current highest residential building in Ohio.

 

This looks like it'll be a great project for Columbus. I'm still sitting back patiently waiting for demand in the 3 C's to really warrant a highrise residential boom. That would be something to see.

http://skyscrapercenter.com/compare-data/submit?type%5B%5D=building&status%5B%5D=COM&status%5B%5D=UC&status%5B%5D=UCT&status%5B%5D=STO&status%5B%5D=PRO&base_city=1550&base_height_range=0&base_company=All&base_min_year=1900&base_max_year=9999&skip_comparison=on&output%5B%5D=list

 

https://www.emporis.com/buildings/122079/the-edgecliff-cincinnati-oh-usa

You mean this Edgecliff? It is not listed as 322 feet. I don't see any Cincy building listed at 322 feet.

 

Exactly, as far as I've always read and seen, Miranova is the tallest residential building in the sate at 26 floors and 314' tall.

I honetslyl remember when Cincinnati's now scaled down 4th and Race tower was announced, it was mentioned that it would beat out Columbus' Miranova for the states tallest residential building. Ill go digging or that article to see if I can find it.

 

Anyway, yeah everything I've found sans wiki says that Cincys Edgecliff is just shy of 300' at 24 floors putting Miranova above.

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There was a mention in at least one article about the residential conversion of the tower portion of the LeVeque Tower that it would be the tallest residential building in the state, but it has other uses in the base/podium.

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Exactly, as far as I've always read and seen, Miranova is the tallest residential building in the sate at 26 floors and 314' tall.

I honetslyl remember when Cincinnati's now scaled down 4th and Race tower was announced, it was mentioned that it would beat out Columbus' Miranova for the states tallest residential building. Ill go digging or that article to see if I can find it.

 

https://www.emporis.com/buildings/122091/edgecliff-point-cincinnati-oh-usa

 

I had intended to say Edgecliff Point as Edgecliff is the older, shorter residential building next door to Edgeliff Point. It's listed here as 98.43 meters tall, or just shy of 323'.

 

Unless Emporis is just wrong, but that's rare. This was the height listed by building management when I worked on a few units and two of the penthouses in it when I was in Cincy. Not that it matters as height isn't really that important.

 

This project is sort of enviable. I really want Cincinnati and Cleveland to get a potentially game-changing development like this. It's more than just a tower, but an entire street-activating development that incorporates high quality design into both street level and the skyline. We need more of that in Ohio.

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Exactly, as far as I've always read and seen, Miranova is the tallest residential building in the sate at 26 floors and 314' tall.

I honetslyl remember when Cincinnati's now scaled down 4th and Race tower was announced, it was mentioned that it would beat out Columbus' Miranova for the states tallest residential building. Ill go digging or that article to see if I can find it.

 

 

https://www.emporis.com/buildings/122091/edgecliff-point-cincinnati-oh-usa

 

I had intended to say Edgecliff Point as Edgecliff is the older, shorter residential building next door to Edgeliff Point. It's listed here as 98.43 meters tall, or just shy of 323'.

 

Unless Emporis is just wrong, but that's rare. This was the height listed by building management when I worked on a few units and two of the penthouses in it when I was in Cincy. Not that it matters as height isn't really that important.

 

This project is sort of enviable. I really want Cincinnati and Cleveland to get a potentially game-changing development like this. It's more than just a tower, but an entire street-activating development that incorporates high quality design into both street level and the skyline. We need more of that in Ohio.

Not that it really matters, but EdgeCliff Point is listed as 284 feet, built in 1990.  The Emporis listing is an estimate.

 

http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/edgecliff-point-condos/23352 

 

The older one(built in 67)is listed as shorter.

 

But I agree-all Three C's need more good proposals. I wish Cbus was getting a SkyHouse. I don't know why but I really like those.

 

 

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I wish Cincy was STILL getting a SkyHouse. It's a shame that fell through. Although it's even more of a shame that the prior proposal for that site fell through.

 

http://www.senhauserarchitects.com/oneriverplaza.html

 

That was never actually publicly announced but it's a proposal from a local developer that couldn't make the numbers work before the SkyHouse developers tried and also couldn't make the numbers work.

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Hmm. That's weird. Emporis actually notes Miranova as the tallest residential building in Ohio (https://www.emporis.com/buildings/119117/miranova-condominiums-columbus-oh-usa) which is why I even mentioned it to begin with, but I don't doubt jmicha[/member] either on the other tower in Cincy.

 

But yes, regardless of all that, it's exciting to see new proposals starting to exceed the scale of anything we've seen up till now in the 3Cs. Hopefully this gets going on schedule, and is a sign of more good things to come in the future. I agree that the street-level interaction is really game-changing. Wood/Schiff being in charge also means that the materials and detailing will be very high quality.

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Although I have a deep love for Cincy, the developers there really don't do a very good job on new construction. There are some small developers starting to get into the game that do really good work, but the big guys in town are all pretty bland. Columbus does seem to do a really good job with local developers when it comes to quality of infill. There are some duds for sure but most of what's being built is in the good-to-excellent range.

 

I'm really hoping that now that this current wave of residential towers in the 3Cs prove to out-of-towners that these cities can support this type of development. Sometimes someone just has to be first before more similar projects come along.

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^I've been saying for a while now that Columbus probably "gets it" the most when it comes to doing really good, proper infill. I wish the cities would be more open to interchange of what works in each, because they're all strong in their own way and have so much they could learn if they cooperated a bit more.


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What're the chances of this one actually happening? Or at least happening in a timely manner. We see tons of proposals on here that looks great and exciting, only to either see them majorly delayed, scaled down, or scrapped all together. NuCleus, Skyhouse Cincy, Millenium Tower(?) idk not as familiar with Cbus projects.

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What're the chances of this one actually happening? Or at least happening in a timely manner. We see tons of proposals on here that looks great and exciting, only to either see them majorly delayed, scaled down, or scrapped all together. NuCleus, Skyhouse Cincy, Millenium Tower(?) idk not as familiar with Cbus projects.

 

Well, if the city of Columbus actually hand-picked the design, I'd say it's a VERY good chance.


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North Market's 35-story tower backed by developers with deep experience

 

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The Market Tower high-rise proposed by the North Market downtown will be a calling card for Columbus – and also for its developers.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/04/13/north-markets-35-story-tower-backed-by-developers.html


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So I got bored at work and figured you all may be curious about something like this... so here is a rendering I whipped up this morning. The scale I'm sure isn't quite right but I just wanted to get some perspective of what it could look like in pieces of the skyline.

 

Distant View

 

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From Franklinton by COSI

 

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I'm actually pretty excited about how it fits into the skyline leading into the SN.

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So I got bored at work and figured you all may be curious about something like this... so here is a rendering I whipped up this morning. The scale I'm sure isn't quite right but I just wanted to get some perspective of what it could look like in pieces of the skyline.

 

Distant View

 

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From Franklinton by COSI

 

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I'm actually pretty excited about how it fits into the skyline leading into the SN.

 

That's awesome! If you get bored tomorrow you should add Millennial Tower (I know I know, it probably won't happend) and the two proposed 30 story towers for the Franklinton development.

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An interesting (if somewhat creepy) historical sidenote to the North Market Tower project from WOSU Radio:

 

A Tower Will Rise Above North Market. Below, A Graveyard Awaits

BY SAM HENDREN, WOSU RADIO

APRIL 27, 2017

 

Early on a sunny April morning, the North Market parking lot is still empty.  It’s on this spot that developers plan to build a 35-story high rise.  There’s just one problem, says archeologist Ryan Weller, "That whole parking lot that you're looking at was completely contained in what used to be the North Graveyard for Columbus".

( . . . )

Over the years, construction crews discovered not all the bodies were indeed removed.  In 2001, an employee of the archeological firm Weller & Associates, Inc., was watching the excavation for a sewer line (on Spruce Street) when he spotted human bones in the dirt.  Weller says he was shocked to find so many bodies had been left behind.

( . . . )

As today's city leaders plan new developments, they say they're aware of the situation.  "We are standing on a former public cemetery," says Columbus’ director of development Steve Schoeny.  "There may be remains that are dug up. There’s a procedure that we work through how to appropriately dispose of those remains."  Those procedures are outlined in a letter from Ohio’s State Historic Preservation Office, which was sent to the developers ... and the developers are obliged to follow them.

 

MORE: http://radio.wosu.org/post/tower-will-rise-above-north-market-below-graveyard-awaits

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Got North Market questions? Officials set 1st meeting to hear feedback

 

Got thoughts about the plans for the new North Market?  The City of Columbus, North Market and developers Wood Cos. and Schiff Capital Group will host the first public meeting on the topic May 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Eisenman Room at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. ... Questions also can be sent to MarketTower@Woodcompanies.com.

 

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/01/got-north-market-questions-officials-set-1st.html

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North Market Tower developers add architecture firm to team

 

The development team for the highly-anticipated North Market Tower is getting bigger.

 

The project’s developers — The Wood Cos. and Schiff Capital Group — announced Wednesday they are adding architecture firm NBBJ into the mix as contracts with the city are finalized. Columbus-based Schooley Caldwell Architects already is part of the project. The companies hope to have the tower’s design finished in 10 to 12 months, with construction beginning shortly after.

 

More below:

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/06/23/north-market-tower-developers-add-architecture.html


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Moving slowly

 

Rick Harrison Wolfe, executive director of the North Market, said he is asked about the status of the [Market Tower] project “every day of my life.”

 

Wolfe said lots of communication has gone on behind the scenes, and progress is being made. Both he and Cynthia Rickman, assistant director of development for the city, say they expect to have more details to share in early 2018.

 

Well-known national architecture firm NBBJ was added to the team in June, joining Columbus-based Schooley Caldwell. Wolfe said changes are likely based on NBBJ’s input, but he doesn’t expect dramatic revisions.

 

One thing he insists won’t happen: The envisioned 35-story office and residential tower won’t be reduced to a midrise, as the originally proposed towers in the Scioto Peninsula project were.

 

http://www.dispatch.com/business/20171231/tight-space-complicates-downtown-canopy-hotel-project

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I posted this comment over in the Hilton Canopy thread on accident, but it's reassuring to hear that we will hear more about this project in early 2018 and that it won't be reduced in size to a mid-rise. Hopefully we will get a groundbreaking for this tower by the end of the year and also find out the final decision on Millennial Tower.

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So....does anyone have any knowledge on when we might see this project moving forward?

 

I read some time back that the "goal" was to break ground in Fall of 2018, however I'm sure with permits and other things that take time it will be slightly delayed, but you never know, perhaps it will be on time.  There are folks mad that the asphalt grave yard will be desecrated with a tower though.....so proper removal may take time too

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Update from the Dispatch,

 

Cynthia Rickman, assistant development director for the city of Columbus, which controls the North Market property, said details of an economic-development agreement between the city and the developers are being finalized. They are expected to be presented to City Council by early summer for approval, with an anticipated groundbreaking for Market Tower planned for fall.

 

http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180404/boutique-hotel-north-market-redo-hilton-expansion-moving-ahead

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I know there has been anticipation of any updates on this project, and I'm not sure if this has been posted, but doing a bit of just basic searches, it appears the Schooley Caldwell website, who is designing the tower, has a new rendering I have not previously seen recently posted.  The design has changed a bit, and by my count almost appears to be 39-40 stories now?  Who knows if this will end up being the final design, but I thought I'd post it here just in case.  Looking forward to seeing news about this in the coming months as plans/financing are completed??

 

https://www.schooleycaldwell.com/market-tower-columbus/

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Not sure if there is one already so I may have posted in the wrong forum, but perhaps this project should have it's own forum?  It's not really "North Market" it is it's own project in the end.  Just a thought, but I'm not very tech savvy or know how to make one haha

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Wow! This new design looks great. The project's web page is still saying that construction is scheduled to begin in 2018, though that could have been there since the page initially went up. This is definitely good to see though. It shows that there is still work being done behind the scenes and the project isn't dead.

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Haha, oops. The render for sure wasn't supposed to be public yet afik. Guess that hats out of the bag, and man it is a beautiful hat.

 

What do you know that the rest of us don't???

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