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Neighborhood Launch Reaches Halfway Point

 In 2008, Jeff Edwards opened the model home of Neighborhood Launch at the corner of Gay and Fourth Streets, introducing the brownstone concept to Columbus, Ohio. Today, there are 100 owner-occupied units with 13 more units under construction.

Neighborhood Launch is a 7.5 acre urban neighborhood encompassing nine city blocks that was unveiled in 2007 by Edwards and Eclipse Real Estate Group.  Currently the masterplan includes developing 200 condominium units and 260 apartments. 

The neighborhood includes a landscaped median in the middle of Gay Street, small “park-etes” with fountains and lush landscaping along the sidewalks buffering pedestrians from the street and creating an overhead canopy of shade.

“We are at a half way point from completion basis,” according to Kim Ulle, president of Eclipse Real Estate. “We are under construction with 13 units at 6th Street Mews, and another 130 apartments on Long Street. It’s really great to now be able to see this urban residential community coming together and spurring other development in the area with Briosó Coffee and Jimmy Johns recently opening.”

The urban brownstone concept consists of a townhome seven steps up from the sidewalk with a garden flat below with a delightful patio area by the front door. Edwards picked up the idea when he lived in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. Townhomes range from 1,300 square feet up to over 1900 square feet and garden flats range from 700 square feet up to over 1,400 square feet. Each unit includes a one-car garage and a personalized outdoor space.

“We love our new community,” said Tom and Linda Bullock who moved into Bishops Walk II this past spring. “We have a great group of diverse neighbors and love our location. We walk everywhere from German Village to the Short North and Franklinton to Old Town East. There is something new and exciting to do or visit every day.”  

"As an 8 year resident of the Park Building, I have seen this neighborhood develop from barren parking lots to a shady oasis in the heart of everything,” said John Berlin, who has lived in the Park Building since 2008.  “But great neighbors and the feeling of community are what make this development a true success."

 “I absolutely love it,” says Karyn Montero, who moved into Bishops Walk in 2012. “Even though I’m single, I feel part of a community, something bigger. People here care and watch out for each other. I didn’t feel this way when I lived in the suburbs.”

Neighborhood Launch Time Line

Fourth Street Building, opened in 2008 (8 units + model)

Park Building, opened in 2008(17 units)

Contemporary, opened in 2011 (21 units)

Bishops Walk, opened in 2012 (27 units)

Bishops Walk II, opened in 2015 (26 units)

6th Street Mews (13 units under construction)

 

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Tri Village Self-Storage Opens Downtown

 Tri Village Self-Storage has set opened its newest location at 195 East Long Street in downtown Columbus next to Neighborhood Launch.

 

The new six-story facility offers 300 units of varying sizes with another 400-plus units to come online later this year. There is temperature-controlled wine storage area that includes a back-up generator to assure the wine will remain at 55 degrees. Tri Village Wine Club Members that rent wine storage lockers will have access to an attractive wine tasting conference room.

 

“There seem to be a lot of empty nesters that have downsized and the condominiums and apartments are very sparse on the storage areas,” said Tim Galvin, president of Brexton, LLC and Tri Village Self-Storage. “It’s also very difficult to maintain any kind of wine cellar in an urban environment, because space is so precious.”

 

“People that live in the downtown are demanding state of the art facilities that are smart phone driven, clean, safe and secure,” Galvin said. “Brexton decided to use its development expertise to create a self-storage facility on that site with a little higher end finish, security and technology.”

 

The facility features:

• All units are inside climate control

• Wine Storage

• Professional Trained Staff to Insure Quality Service

• Electronic Security Access

• Recorded Video 24/7

• 24/7 Kiosk to Rent Space or Pay Bill

• Supplies Sold On-Site 

• Dolly and Flatbed carts available

• Business and Wine Deliveries Accepted *

 

This new multi-million dollar facility was designed and constructed specifically to offer clean, secure convenient and cost effective storage for everything from seasonal items, to expensive collectables; including the most sophisticated wine storage facility in the Midwest.

 

For more information, visit Tri Village Self-Storage website.

Brioso Coffee Now Open

Brioso Coffee has officially opened at 315 Long Street, offering a coffee bar and new roasting facility for Café Brioso. 

“To be able to grow our coffee business, we needed a more focused space with a better tempo,” said Jeff Davis, Brioso Coffee president & Roastmaster. “Since our roasting operations have grown to around 400 to 500 pounds per week through customer sales at Café Brioso with our little five-kilo roaster, we saw the potential to grow and we’re excited about that.”

Davis shared that Brioso Coffee offers a coffee lab and training space. “The new interactive retail and business to business space will focus on the whole process of making coffee,” Davis said. “The new space allows us to thoughtfully grow our wholesale brand.”
 
In addition to the retail sales of its roasted coffee, Brioso Coffee designed a coffee bar with more focus on individual cup and customer interaction.  Brioso Coffee will also offer coffee tastings, education and events. 
 
Food at the Brioso Coffee is limited to baked goods from Café Brioso and other local venues. Davis notes that Café Brioso will continue to offer breakfast, lunch and in-store roasting.
 
Hours at Brioso Coffee are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday.
 
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Neighborhood Launch Now Pre-Selling The 6th Street Mews

The 6th Street Mews will be courtyard-style building offering a total of 13 units including: 3 one-bedroom flats, 2 two-bedroom flats and eight townhomes with 2, 3 and four bedrooms. The two largest units have custom designed and pre-sold by the developer. Units range from 648 square feet to 2,691 square feet and will include a garage and personal outdoor living space.

 

“Architectural features of the building are drawn from the historic neighborhoods of London with brick cornices, painted brick and varying types of windows,” said Jeff Edwards, developer of Neighborhood Launch. “Mews” is another term for carriage house.

The Mews will be located in the middle of North 6th Street between Long and Gay Streets.

Marano Design Group is the project architect.  Construction on the project is set to begin this summer and with completion anticipated by the end of 2016.

For sales information or to schedule an appointment, contact Sue Cass at (614) 280-0600.

 

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14 New Condos Planned at Neighborhood Launch

Neighborhood Launch is constructing an additional 14 condominium units in the middle of the North Sixth Street block that backs up against the Hills Market and the Welsh Community Center.

The condominium building will have 2-three-story end units, six flats and 6-two-story townhomes.

The units range from 2,400 square feet for the end units to 780 for the flats. Marano Design Group is the project architect. The entire footprint of the building be 10,361-square-feet.

“Architectural features of the building are drawn from the historic neighborhoods of London with brick cornices, painted brick and varying types of windows,” said Jeff Edwards, developer of Neighborhood Launch.

Construction is expected to begin this spring. Information on floorplans and sales will be provided by Neighborhoor Launch later in the year.