With quick access to downtown Columbus, the 270-beltway loop and John Glenn International Airport, it’s no surprise that the East Broad Corridor in Whitehall has attracted public and private investment to the tune of over $326 million in completed, in progress and committed projects since 2010. Learn about some major projects along East Broad below. 

Investing $17 million in the renovation of an old hotel, Wallick Communities brought adaptive reuse to Whitehall, while also bringing a new independent and assisted living option to seniors when The Ashford on Broad opened in Fall 2016

Project Investment: $17 million
Project Status: Completed 100%

Tripling the size of the previous Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the new branch at 4445 East Broad Street opened in 2015 and features over 20,000 square feet of community space, with new computer terminals, meeting and community rooms, dedicated areas for children and teens, a recording studio and more. The investment from Columbus Metropolitan Library totaled approximately $7.6 million. 

Project Investment: $7.6 million
Project Status: Completed 100%

Built in two phases, Eastway Village (66-units) and sister-community Eastway Court (32-units), represent a collaborative effort between Homeport and Wallick Communities to bring quality housing options to low-income seniors in the area.

Project Investment: $12 million
Project Status: Completed 100%

Wasserstrom Company, a world-leading distributor and supplier of food-service equipment, made a new home in Whitehall for 225 of its 1,800 employees in 2017. The company’s new headquarters – housing its’ sales, support, human resources, finance, IT and purchasing functions – comes in at 50,000 square feet. 

Project Investment: $5 million
Project Status: Completed 100%

On the site of the former Commons at Royal Landing – which was purchased and demolished by the City of Whitehall to make way for new development – Norton Crossing represents a $50 million investment into the Whitehall community. Adding 360 new luxury apartments, an Old Bag of Nails Pub, as well as retail and office space – Norton Crossing is a welcome addition to the mix of new development revitalizing the East Broad Corridor. Future phases of the project are anticipated to bring a new community park to Whitehall, complete with a pavilion for outdoor concerts, movies, farmers markets and the like.
Project Investment: $50 million
Project Status: Opening Summer 2020 85%

Whitehall has an unprecedented opportunity to bring a one-of-a-kind development to the corner of Broad and Hamilton. As announced in mid-March, the City has partnered with national real estate developer, N.R. Investments who will lead a dynamic public-private partnership to develop the 50-acre site. The City and N.R. will work closely with Duany, Plater-Zyberk & Co (DPZ), a national leader in planning, urban design and architecture, to create a comprehensive, phased-plan to develop the site in a way that truly reflects Whitehall. Learn more >>

Project Investment: $250 million
Project Status: Planning in Progress 35%

Later in 2020, the Robert Weiler Company is due to break ground on the Broadwood Apartment complex at the former Robinwood School and Safe Auto site at the corner of broad Street and Robinwood Avenue.  This new four building, 96-unit market-rate apartment complex will absolutely add value to the mix of new amenities coming to the Broad Street corridor, including a Starbucks.

Project Investment: $8 million
Project Status: Planning in Progress 35%

Capital Fiber Plan:

The City of Whitehall has partnered with the cities of Bexley, Gahanna and Reynoldsburg to create a regional, community-based, high-capacity fiber optic
utility by installing more than 34 miles of new dark fiber covering six
jurisdictions within Franklin County. In Whitehall specifically, the utility will connect from Hamilton Road, south to Poth Road, crossing Broad Street, down Yearling Road and then west on Main Street to Bexley. 

Once installed, this new utility will connect the partnering municipalities, build the infrastructure necessary for a joint-use agreement and allow the continued expansion of the State of Ohio 100G network. This project is funded in part by a $1 million grant from the State of Ohio Capital budget and is anticipated to be completed in 2020.

Fiber Interconnect:

In addition to the Capital Fiber Plan, the City of Whitehall is investing in a fiber optic interconnect between all traffic signals on Broad Street, Hamilton Road and Main Street. The connection will allow for strategic signal timing to help minimize traffic congestion, with extra capacity for future projects.

Project Investment: $3.5 million
Project Status: Planning in Progress 35%

The intersection of E. Broad Street (SR-16) and Hamilton Road (SR-317) has been identified for future improvements by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Intersection improvement studies are underway and upgrades are anticipated as early as 2022. 

Project Investment: TBD
Project Status: Planning in Progress 35%