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Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

Topiary Park Crossing

Project Description

Moody Nolan is serving as the Architect of Record to design and affordable housing complex in the Historic Topiary Park neighborhood.

Project Stats


Columbus, OH




85,000 sq. ft.

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Design Features

As a part of the design process, Moody Nolan drew inspiration from the neighborhood and studied the surrounding historic architecture to design a facility that fits seamlessly into the neighborhood’s character.
To be contextual with the surrounding neighborhood, the design team looked for the dominant architectural vernacular and “Victorian- Queen Anne” jumped out as the most prevalent in this Historic District. Queen Anne is identified by asymmetrical facades; dominant, front-facing gables; patterned shingles; bay windows; picturesque massing; decorative ornamentation; one story porches and multiple gables. Differing wall textures are one of their hallmarks. With this framework, we added numerous architectural elements to achieve the look we wanted. This included the new tower, a revised roofline, numerous new columns and details, different balconies and articulation.

The project sits six stories tall, with a mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, includes 50 parking spots and amenity spaces on the first floor. The affordable housing model is the first of its kind in the neighborhood.