The owners of The Metropolitan, the new luxury condominium development at West Third Avenue and Northwest Boulevard, have invited some of the area's top garden centers to design and install an urban garden on the balconies of Grandview's newest luxury condominium building.

The owners of The Metropolitan, the new luxury condominium development at West Third Avenue and Northwest Boulevard, have invited some of the area's top garden centers to design and install an urban garden on the balconies of Grandview's newest luxury condominium building.

The newly decorated outdoor spaces will be open to the public July 25-27. Although the tours will be free, familiar red Salvation Army kettles will be placed on each floor for donations.

According to Maryellen McLaughlin of Metropolitan Holdings, the spaces will be open to tours from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the Grandview Hop, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. A quartet will perform on Saturday evening -- outdoors, if the weather is good, or in the lobby if it's not.

Donations will go to the Salvation Army in Greater Columbus.