25-Story “Millennial Tower” Announced for Downtown Columbus

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via ColumbusUnderground.com

The Columbus skyline is set to become a little bit taller and a little more contemporary in design in 2018. Local developer Arshot Investment Corporation announced today plans to construct a new 25-story 400,000 square foot building at the southwest intersection of Front Street and Rich Street in the RiverSouth district in Downtown Columbus.

The new building — which is being dubbed “Millennial Tower” — is being called a “technology-centric” mixed-use building that will house 180,000 square feet of office space, 40,000 square feet of retail space that tentatively includes a grocery store, a 600-space parking garage, and both for-rent apartments and for-sale condominiums geared toward Millennials.

“We have experienced a paradigmatic shift in the market,” said Arshot principal Bill Schottenstein in a press release issued this morning. “Young professionals are actively seeking ‘live-work-play’ environments and these creative-minded professionals are gravitating towards urban, walkable environments that are active and transit-friendly, with open and collaborative work spaces and residences in close proximity to great parks and restaurants. Millennial Tower will be the first building in Downtown Columbus to fully embrace and integrate these concepts, and it will be a bold and visually stunning addition to the Columbus Skyline.”

Schottenstein told Columbus Underground on the phone this afternoon that the vision for Millennial Tower first materialized several years ago following the announcement of The Scioto Mile, Columbus Commons and other Downtown greenspace improvements.

“The Scioto Mile as well as the Greenways project really set this thing off, so I have to hand it to Guy Worley and his entire crew, the architects at MKSK and everyone else involved,” stated Schottenstein. “We also have been excited about Borror and Lifestyle Communities going ahead with their projects nearby, because we wanted to know what else would be going on there in the immediate vicinity. Having that density is crucial to making this a successful project, and making a successful RiverSouth.”

Schottenstein’s long-term vision for the area dates back even further. His firm first acquired the land where the building will sit in the 1980s, and developed the office building next door that faces Bicentennial Park. While that older office building reflects a more subdued brick design, Schottenstein wanted to create something bolder for Millennial Tower, and tapped the architects at Atlanta-based Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates to complete that vision.