Grandview Yard is emerging as a new, mixed-use development in the City if Grandview Heights, Ohio, a first ring suburb of downtown Columbus. The 80-acre site is being redeveloped from a former warehouse industrial site into a vibrant mixed-use urban neighborhood that will include 1.5-2 million square feet of commercial development (office, professional services, restaurant) and 600-800 residential units (one- and two-bedroom flats, townhouse apartments). MKSK developed the master plan and is leading the implementation of all urban design details for the public and private improvements.
Early planning led the team to draft development language for the zoned industrial site as an overlay district. The new standards allow for the development of buildings in keeping with an urban, mixed-use, and pedestrian-friendly development pattern, while maintaining a framework plan that establishes predictability for the city in the development of a new street network and blocks. A seamless transition between the adjacent neighborhoods has resulted and reflects the high quality-built environment expected in the city.