Dublin Villager

Scioto River corridor plans unveiled

Dublin residents Tuesday night, Oct. 22, got a look at potential development that could bring a new scene to the east side of the Scioto River.

A community forum about the Scioto River Corridor portion of the Bridge Street District outlined public improvements such as the realignment of Riverside Drive, parkland along the Scioto River and a pedestrian bridge, as well as a 40-acre development on the east side of Riverside Drive north of state Route 161 (Bridge Street).

Crawford Hoying has purchased 40 acres of land at the northeast corner of the Riverside Drive-Route 161 intersection, including Bridge Point Center, said Nelson Yoder of Crawford Hoying.

The company is planning a hotel, grocery store, residential, retail and office space for the land, Yoder said.

The company is also talking to Cameron Mitchell about two restaurants for the space.

“We’ve working with the city to create a world-class environment for young professionals and empty-nesters,” Yoder said.

Residents also got a look at a development planned on the west side of the river in Historic Dublin.

Gerry Bird of OHM showed off plans for a 1-acre development planned off Bridge Street between Blacksmith Lane and North Riverview Street.

The development will include office and retail space and 27 condominiums.

Parking is planned under the buildings and Bird said the development is hoping to feature a restaurant on the first floor, facing Bridge Street in Historic Dublin.

More information about the plans unveiled at the Oct. 22 community forum can be found in the Oct. 31 edition of the ThisWeek Dublin Villager.