River & Rich
The exciting, new mixed-use development project located in East Franklinton, runs along the Scioto River and recently completed Scioto Greenways. The trade area boasts a high daytime demographic of 119,161 with 39.9% of residents living and working within the trade area, traveling less than 14 minutes to work. Phase I of the project includes +/- 24,000 square-feet of ground floor retail along Rich Street, a 300-space parking garage and over 200 residential units. The two larger buildings, designed by Moody Nolan, face Rich Street. These mixed use buildings include a concrete podium and wood construction above it. The residential units are designed to incorporate large windows and industrial looking balconies that create interest and populate the public streets. The lower level of the buildings incorporate live work units that will open to the street with local artist artifacts and other type of unique businesses.
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This project joins the exciting East Franklinton urban renewal and growing number of established and new businesses including: Strongwater, Land Grant, OSU STEAM Factory, 400 West Rich, Glass Axis and the Columbus Idea Foundry. As the project is located in a neighborhood with an artistic community, the project incorporates public art on the building exterior walls and public sidewalks. Moody Nolan worked with CASTO to coordinate and implement a creative approach to public areas funded by the City of Columbus as part of the P3 (Public Private Partnerships) process.