COLUMBUS – The Columbus City Council approved a redevelopment project for an area of land adjacent to the Columbus Municipal Airport at their meeting on August 6.
The project is known as the Farm View Redevelopment Project, and was developed by Granville Custom Homes, Inc. The specific area of land in question is located east of 18th Avenue, between 30th Street and Pershing Road.
The project will consist of constructing different housing types, including single-family homes, townhomes, row homes, and a multi-family apartment building. Due to its large size, the project is being planned to be completed in multiple phases over a period of years.
Phase one will consist of the construction of approximately 22 townhouses, 9 single-family homes, and 24 multi-family apartment units. Phase two will see 16 townhouses and 13 single-family homes built, and phase three will contain 12 townhouses, 13 single-family homes, and 9 row house units.
During the council meeting, members of the airport commission voiced concerns that the proposed subdivision would violate grant assurances from the FAA that are used to fund the airport. Members from Granville stated that since the housing would not be in a flight path, noise easements will be required for the area, and grants have still been received with housing in the same proximity to the airport, that this subdivision would not violate any grant assurances.
Ultimately, the total estimated costs of the project are $30,3777,499 for all three phases, with TIF financing being used to fund the project. The estimated length of time until the project is fully completed is a little over nine years, with construction on phase one scheduled to begin this September.