Sitting on the east bank of the Scioto River in downtown Dublin, Ohio, the design provides an interesting, walkable setting for urban lifestyles that places value on human scale and a diversity of experiences. In partnership with Crawford Hoying Development, Moody Nolan is serving as the Architect-of-Record and providing design services for this multi-building, mixed-use development.
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.
Together with Encova Realty (formerly Motorists), Moody Nolan developed an overall master development plan with diverse real estate holdings in the Topiary Park neighborhood and near the Encova corporate headquarters. The development creates a vibrant community tied to surrounding neighborhoods and businesses and increase the overall aesthetic appeal of the east side and Topiary Park. Reinforcing this idea, Moody Nolan leveraged the aesthetics and style of Topiary Park as a unique Columbus City landmark and neighborhood identifier. The goal of the master development plan is to develop a consolidated and cohesive campus that provides a neighborhood with convenient amenities to residents and company employees.
The Poindexter Village redevelopment efforts represent the mixed-income, multi-generational housing component of a comprehensive neighborhood transformation plan that was developed through a community-driven planning process, and received a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in June 2014. Moody Nolan, working with developer McCormack Baron Salazar, served as Project Architect for the multifamily phases that created 335 units in townhome, garden and mixed-use buildings.
The housing developments are designed to complement the diverse and rich architecture of the surrounding neighborhood, while including contemporary features and amenities that demonstrate new investment in the community. The development will be designed, constructed and managed to market rate standards and in accordance with Enterprise Green Communities criteria and universal design.
Amenities in the community include: on-site management, community space, fitness center, playgrounds, bike paths, computer stations, and 3 live-work apartments for local businesses/entrepreneurs. A new Intergenerational Center will provide services for young children and seniors, and coordinated programming for both populations, through partnerships with Columbus Early Learning Center, National Church Residents, PACT and The Ohio State University.
Moody Nolan was the architect, working for a developer, on this new mixed-use residential / retail development that was the final phase of the Columbus Commons civic improvement project in downtown Columbus, Ohio.