November 27, 2017

Borror Announces Mixed-Use Project On Downtown’s State Street

6-story Discovery District development includes 220 apartments, commercial space.

Columbus, OH (Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017)—Borror announces its first development in Downtown’s rapidly evolving Discovery District—a six-story mixed-use development along State Street boasting 220 boutique apartments and 15,000 square feet of commercial space.

Four separate parcels have been assembled to create a sizable residential and retail hub with a larger scale than has been seen along Downtown Columbus’s eastern edge. The State Street project is the newest in a wave of development in the Discovery District, and Borror’s largest multifamily project to date.

“We are excited about this foray into a new, exciting and growing part of our city,” says Lori Steiner, President and COO of Borror.  “Being next to Grant Medical Center and surrounded by a number of large offices makes this the perfect location to offer brand new apartments with great amenities to the people who work in this vibrant area of town.”

On the ground floor, the commercial space is designed to engage pedestrian traffic along State Street. Above, boutique apartments will feature state-of-the-art outdoor living areas, a resort-style pool, and a workout facility, with many units boasting unparalleled views of the downtown skyline.

Two blocks east of Capitol Square, the State Street development is within easy walking distance of the Columbus Metropolitan Library main branch, the Columbus Topiary Park and other attractions on Downtown Columbus’ east side. The State Street project is part of the Discovery Special Improvement District, a coordinated effort to help property owners create and maintain a safe, vibrant, diverse, distinctive and walkable mixed-use neighborhood.

Parcels include 275 East State Street, Beery & Spurlock Co. LPA; 271 East State Street, formerly the Ohio Democratic Party offices; 255 East State Street, formerly O.R. Woodyard Co.; and 229 East State Street, a portion of the Schoedinger Funeral Services parking lot. The four parcels provide frontage along State Street with garage entrances on the alley behind.

Current plans call for a white masonry façade with dark bronze windows and accents. The six-story building will include two levels of parking for occupants of the building.

Alexander Partners, an affiliate of Borror, filed a preliminary package with the Downtown Development Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, and will present the project at the November 21st meeting.


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