North Market expansion is part of big development in downtown Columbus

North Market rendering courtsey of Fahlgren Mortine

The North Market Development Authority approved an expansion to create a mixed-use development.

The project will add about 600,000 square feet to the area.

"The North Market must continue to be an evolving institution to stay relevant and prosperous," said Rick Wolfe, North Market Executive Director. "Our prosperity is a result of the great support from the City of Columbus, the community and, most importantly, our dedicated entrepreneurs and merchants. This project will provide financial stability, expand merchant space, and provide more space for the public to engage with the market and our merchants."

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The expansion will include residential, office and retail spaces, an independent hotel and public space.

"The North Market Mixed-Use Project will secure the preservation and expansion of the North Market, while also creating construction and permanent jobs for residents," said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. "The partnership between public and private entities also helps with the regions need for housing Columbus residents can afford, as well as hotel space for visitors, ensuring the site remains vital to the continued growth of the city."

The Columbus City Council must approve the expansion. Work is expected to begin in mid-2020.

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