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Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« on: July 15, 2015, 10:28:19 PM »
City Council supports economic plan for $250M mixed-use project in northeast Columbus



Columbus City Council this week passed the framework for an economic development plan to spur $250 million worth of projects at the North Hamilton Road and Route 161 interchange.

I wrote last week about the 330-acre project– a joint venture among Casto Communities, Daimler Group and New Albany Company Ltd. real estate development firms. Hamilton Crossing will consist of multifamily housing, retail and, eventually, office projects.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/07/15/city-council-supports-economic-plan-for-250m-mixed.html
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2015, 11:37:46 AM »
Here is an excerpt of the behind-the-paywall article that the above post was based on:

$250M development eyed for Hamilton-161
By Brian R. Ball, Staff Reporter
Columbus Business First - July 10, 2015, 6:00am EDT


The New Albany Co., Casto and the Daimler Group want to build a 330-acre, $250 million mixed-used development on the northeast edge of Columbus.

City Council next week will be asked to consider the framework of an economic development agreement that would clear the way for the developers to build 700,000 square feet of offices, 1 million square feet of retail and nearly 800 housing units at Hamilton Road near the Route 161 expressway.  The proposed Hamilton Crossing also would encompass a 125-apartment Wesley Woods senior housing project that Methodist ElderCare Services unveiled this spring.
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Hamilton Crossing would revive Casto’s 17-year-old plan for what was then the 500-acre mixed-use Albany Park.  But only a few Albany Park elements were built, including an 83,000-square-foot office building on East Dublin-Granville Road and some single-family housing.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2015/07/10/250m-development-eyed-for-hamilton-161.html
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 11:25:56 PM »
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Bridge Park-style development detailed for Hamilton Road and 161



Developers have outlined plans for a 330-acre mixed-use district at Route 161 and Hamilton Road, with a rerouting of Hamilton Road to make way for residences, offices, retail and restaurants.

Casto Communities, Daimler Group Inc. and New Albany Co. on Tuesday offered more details for their Hamilton Quarter project, including a timeline that calls for October completion of a first phase of roadway realignment.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/03/01/bridge-park-style-development-detailed-for.html
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 11:50:25 PM »
Bridge Park-style

Seriously? Not even close. This is standard suburban sprawl.

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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 07:46:31 AM »
Typical New Albany lie-to-yourself antics.

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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 06:58:24 PM »
Okay.  How's this for a headline?

Massive Suburban Development Announced Just Outside New Albany
By Walker Evans, Columbus Underground
March 2, 2016 - 12:03 pm


Hamilton Quarter is the name of a new large scale development proposed for the intersection of State Route 161 and Hamilton Road, just outside of New Albany in Northeast Columbus.  The development will replace farmland and woodland with 320 acres of surface parking lots, 700,000 square feet of office space, one million square feet of retail, 800 multi-family residences and 130 senior living residences.  The project is a collaboration between CASTO, The Daimler Group and The New Albany Company.

MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/hamilton-quarter
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 12:23:46 PM »
Experts weigh in on Hamilton Quarter development:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/hamilton-quarter-columbus
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 10:11:16 PM »
:-o

Big Lots moving HQ, 800 jobs to northeast Columbus



Big Lots Inc. is moving its headquarters – and 800 jobs – across town.

The Columbus-based discount retailer is staying in the city, but plans to move its corporate offices from 300 Phillipi Road on the west side to the proposed Hamilton Quarter development in northeast Columbus bordering New Albany.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/04/07/big-lots-moving-hq-800-jobs-to-northeast-columbus.html
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 08:52:41 AM »
From this morning's Dispatch about the Big Lots HQ plans:  http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/04/07/big-lots-reveals-plans-for-new-headquarters.html

- Plans call for a four-story, 300,000 square-foot office building with an attached three-level parking garage at the Hamilton Quarter location.

- The Hamilton Quarter location would also include a fitness center, walking path and a 35,000-square-foot "presentation studio," in which the company can create and test store displays in advance of rolling them out in stores.  This studio store is roughly the same size as Big Lots' typical 30,000-square-foot store.

- Plans call for ground to be broken in about six months and for the 800 employees at the current headquarters to move in by the end of 2018.

- The new 300,000 square-foot HQ building would expand the current 175,000 square-foot HQ on the West Side.  Big Lots' 3 million-square-foot distribution center (which is next to the current HQ) would remain on the West Side.
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 10:10:19 AM »
I guess this is better than a Big Lots move to New Albany, but otherwise it is a snoozer.

Maybe they'll be joined by White Castle.
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 01:28:14 PM »
I think White Castle is "smarter" than Big Lots and would likely stay at its current location with a better building and mixed-use development.  It's starting to "get" it (proof with that Short North building).
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2016, 03:09:09 PM »
Columbus seeking $1M grant for roadwork by Hamilton Quarter, Big Lots' new HQ



The city of Columbus will literally help pave the way for Big Lots Inc.’s new headquarters.

The city is on the Ohio Controlling Board’s May 16 agenda requesting a $1 million roadwork development grant to realign 2,500 feet of Dublin-Granville Road and create a new intersection at Hamilton Road between the existing Dublin-Granville Road and the state Route 161 and Hamilton Road interchange.

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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2016, 09:16:23 AM »
Hamilton Quarter plans call for massive retail space, senior living, offices, housing



In one of Central Ohio’s largest projects, three developers are teaming up to build a mixed-use community on what’s been called “one of the greatest undeveloped areas in the city.”

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2016/08/05/hamilton-quarter-plans-call-for-massive-retail.html
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017, 10:54:39 PM »
What I assume is the Big Lots HQ building:


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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2017, 10:58:30 PM »
That's going up fast!
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 02:41:38 PM »
Here are some images via the architect: http://www.ma-architects.com/portfolio/big-lots-corporate-campus
There is no plan, but I am glad they are constructing a parking garage instead of contributing to the astounding sea of parking shown in the master plan. I will say it again and forever more, that plan is atrocious. The fact that they are showing so much parking with office complexes, in 2017, is against everything that planning and architecture professions are advocating for around the country and the world. It's pathetic that is what they are showing as their plan. I can only hope, like this Big Lots HQ, that they continue to apply the principles of New Urbanism to each individual parcel as they go and maybe we'll come out on the other end with something better than an 80's strip mall and office park.

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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2017, 11:20:55 PM »
Casto building 336-unit apartment complex at Hamilton Quarter near New Albany



The first residential component of the mixed-use Hamilton Quarter development is under way in northeast Columbus.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/05/02/first-lookcasto-building-336-unit-apartment.html
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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2017, 12:09:25 PM »
^ A couple more renderings showing a typical building elevation and the phase one site plan, plus some additional project info from that article:





Columbus developer Casto has begun building HQ Flats, a 336-unit apartment complex near the city’s border with New Albany.  Site plans and renderings show 21 three-story buildings in phase one of the project, northeast of the Route 161-Hamilton Road intersection.  A second phase will include 13 additional buildings, according to the site plans.

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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2017, 02:27:31 PM »
God forbid they do 5-story buildings... Could get twice the density on that site. They annihilated all of that forested land for another terrible, typical suburban apt village. Shame on Casto

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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2017, 12:42:38 PM »
Last Friday's print edition of Business First had this construction pic and update on the Big Lots Corporate HQ going up in Hamilton Quarter:


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Re: Columbus: Hamilton Quarter
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2017, 12:46:08 PM »
Last Friday's print edition of Business First had this construction pic and update on the Big Lots Corporate HQ going up in Hamilton Quarter:




I was at this site and area for the first time in a while last week.  Wow what a change, going to be interesting to see how this whole project pans out.