Mar 21, 2022 - Business

Ask Axios: What's up with the former IBEW site?

A track hoe dumps dirt into a dump truck behind a chain link fence
Construction is underway at the former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers site in the Short North. Photo: Alissa Widman Neese/Axios

We're here with another installment of Ask Axios, where we answer your burning questions about our area.

Reader Andrew asks: I was wondering what is going on with the redevelopment of the former IBEW site in the Short North?

👋 Alissa here. Though the large space at 30 Price Ave. has sat dormant for a while now, I stopped by last week and found dump trucks, a track hoe and friendly construction workers.

The latest: The project finally broke ground last week, the guys told me, with a seven-story apartment complex and parking garage planned.

  • Themed around well-being, Greenhouse Short North will offer a spa, community room, outdoor pool and rooftop terrace when it opens, likely in spring 2024.
  • It will also renovate and repurpose the IBEW building as commercial space and a leasing office.

Catch up quick: Kaufman Development purchased the property in 2016 for $3.25 million but couldn't get approval from a neighborhood commission for a larger mixed-use project that it had initially planned.

  • Frustrated with the delay, the developer listed the property for sale in 2018, though it never actually changed hands, per Columbus Business First.

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