Developers Daimler Group and Flaherty & Collins are ready to begin construction on the second phase of the Peninsula mixed-use development in Columbus, Ohio.
The Peninsula’s second phase promises to deliver a dense urban development needed to attract market-changing employers and the workforce they require.
Phase two will feature about 400 new residential units with unparalleled east-facing views of the downtown Columbus skyline and about 245,000 square feet of Class-A office space, giving prospective employers and employees the unique opportunity to take advantage of the premier 26-acre, mixed-use development along the Scioto Mile. Situated in the bend of the Scioto River, nearby attractions include COSI, the Scioto Mile, Dorrian Green Park and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
Extending from Belle and West Broad streets west to Starling Street, the two-acre second phase will wrap around Daimler’s phase one office building at Belle and West Capitol streets with a 950-space, four-story parking garage topped by a seven-story office building and a 30-story residential tower. The development will be filled out with 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Flaherty & Collins’ plans include about 400 best-in-class apartments, with each floor featuring a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, all located in a walkable, bikeable neighborhood alive with creative energy and easy access to Columbus’ best recreational and cultural amenities. Flaherty & Collins will continue its commitment to providing affordability, with 20 percent of the units meeting those requirements.
Daimler’s new phase complements the 233,000 square feet of Class-A office space that it has under construction on The Peninsula, offering an opportunity for employers looking to site their business for success in a competitive environment within a Qualified Opportunity Zone. With this second phase, more than 1,000 new permanent jobs are anticipated after the initial 1,800 construction jobs.
In addition to residential and office, phase one also includes an independent lifestyle 200-key hotel inspired by Columbus’ creative and entrepreneurial community that will be a central gathering hub for locals and travelers, which is being developed by Rockbridge.
Key to moving this project forward is an application for $21 million in tax credit funding from Ohio’s new Transformational Mixed-Use Development Program. Approval of the TMUD application is critical for allowing the $211 million second phase to proceed as envisioned, with an estimated economic impact of $32 million during construction and $60.5 million within five years of completion.
Columbus-based Daimler and Flaherty & Collins of Indianapolis hope to begin construction of phase two in 2022, with completion by 2025.