WHITEHALL, OHIO — N.R. Investments has started construction of a three-phase, $300 million mixed-use project located at the corner of East Broad Street and North Hamilton Road in the Columbus suburb of Whitehall. The development will be named Rockwell District, according to reports by Columbus Business First.
The 50-acre project, which is being developed in partnership with the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corp. and the City of Whitehall, is set to include 1,000 residential units, 250,000 square feet of Class A office space and 75,000 square feet of retail and restaurants upon completion.
The residential portion of the property will offer a mix of for-sale and for-rent units, 20 percent of which will be dedicated workforce housing. The redevelopment will be fully integrated with the adjacent Whitehall Community Park, an 80-acre nature park with access to Big Walnut Creek, walking paths and sport fields.
N.R. Investments is the master developer for the project. Duany Plater-Zyberk, M + A Architects, Ruscilli Construction Co., EMH&T and additional community partners collaborated with N.R. Investments on the site plan for the development. Phase I is scheduled for completion in 2025.
The Ohio Department of Development awarded a $4.2 million grant to the City of Whitehall in January for demolition at the site, including the removal of remaining structures and antiquated underground infrastructure.
Rockwell District is expected to have a $4.7 billion total economic impact on the region, bringing over 3,000 construction jobs and 1,000 permanent jobs to Whitehall, according to the development team.