We believe in urban revitalization – invigorating dilapidated blocks and re-purposing existing buildings. Here are some of our projects currently under development for apartment, office, retail & hospitality leasing.


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The Madison

Downtown Columbus apartment, office, retail & hospitality currently under renovation

The Madison is a mixed-use revitalization project at 72-84 North High Street that includes three multi-story buildings with over 100,000 sq. ft. of leasable space. These buildings are considered a key part of the nationally registered High-Gay Historic District (Pearl Alley east, Wall St. west, Lynn Alley north and Elm St. south). This portion of High Street was once a major commercial corridor where 5 & 10 stores like S.S. Kresge’s, W.T. Grant, F.W. Woolworth’s and specialty clothing and shoe stores thrived. As with many of the other buildings in this area, they had storefront businesses on the street level and professional offices or light manufacturing on the upper floors.

 

Today, this portion of High Street is being called the next “epicenter” in downtown Columbus based on the sustained success of the restaurants, retail and offices on the Gay Street corridor; the dramatic renaissance in downtown living (expected to reach 10,000 by 2018); and the scheduled new construction by the Edwards Companies on the east side of High between Gay and Long – making this long-beleaguered portion of High Street adaptable for office space, restaurants, hospitality and retail. The Day Companies is partnering with the High-Gay Historic District foundation and the city of Columbus to bring this block back to life.

 

The Madison project includes:

  • 72-74 North High a six-story, four bay, brick building constructed in 1916 with a total of 27,932 sq. ft. where Madison’s Women’s Store opened in 1927
  • 78 North High a four-story, three bay, brick building with a total of 12,925 ft. which Madison’s purchased and combined with the 72-74 building in 1944
  • 80-84 North High a well-preserved, six-story brick and terra cotta building with a total 56,088 constructed in 1914 for the White-Haines Optical Company. Richards, McCarty & Bulford, one of the city’s most important and prolific architectural firms in that period, designed the building and handled its expansions in 1916 and 1920.

The Madison project includes an opportunity for new construction south of 80-84 North High on two adjacent parcels.

Day Companies has a vested interest in the neighborhoods where our properties are located. We own 12 of the 18 historic buildings in the High-Gay Historic District including The Ruggery Building where our offices are located. We believe that maintaining the integrity of these historic assets revitalizes an important part of Columbus’ history and brings back the character and vibrancy to this long-neglected portion of High Street.

 

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Project Details

Date Built: c. 1914 - 1916

Project Completion:

Property Type: Mixed-use


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One East Gay Street

Downtown Columbus apartment, office, retail & hospitality currently under renovation

The One East Gay Street project is located at the corner of Gay and High Streets, in the heart of the High and Gay Street Historic District. This area is considered to be one of downtown Columbus’ most vibrant neighborhoods known for an eclectic mix of restaurants, specialty retail, unique office and urban living spaces.

 

Originally build in 1870, the building was renovated by Dollar Federal between 1957 and 1960 as their downtown bank branch and administrative offices. The building has four-stories with a white marble exterior, recessed green marble foundation, large steel and glass windows, fluted Art Moderne pilasters and stainless steel planters. The project scope includes a comprehensive interior and exterior revitalization including all new electrical, HVAC, plumbing and systems upgrades bringing the building up to current life-safety, fire and accessibility codes. Plans, developed by Meyer + Associates Architecture, include remodeling the retail spaces on the first floor and offices on the second and third floors. In addition, a main entry lobby and living spaces will be created for the fourth floor with a roof-deck for residential tenants. The building’s historical features will be retained and refinished.

 

Day Companies has a vested interest in the neighborhoods where our properties are located – we live, work, play and shop there too. As with all of our projects, One East Gay Street will be designed with a sense of community and a focus on enhancing the vibrancy of the neighborhood.

 

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Project Details

Date Built: c. 1870's

Project Completion:

Property Type: Mixed-use


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Third & Chestnut

Downtown Columbus restaurant, bar and catering spaces currently under renovation

The Third & Chestnut project is located at one of the main arteries leading into downtown Columbus. The building faces Chestnut Street to the north and Third Street to the west. The property is close to the Columbus Convention Center and adjacent to several downtown hotels, apartments and office buildings. This area has been revitalized over the past 5 years and continues to grow with many new eateries and small businesses within walking distance. Third & Chestnut would be ideal for a creative office/professional business, bar/restaurant, catering business or event venue.

This highly trafficked area has 2 individual spaces available for rent — each with a separate entrance.

  • 119 Chestnut Street – 1432 SF
  • 123 Chestnut Street – 2492 SF
  • or the space can be combined into one for a total of 3924 SF
The building has high open wood truss ceilings, concrete and wood floors. The renovation includes new windows, storefront systems, skylights, exposed brick walls and a glass overhead door. Interior plans will be determined based on tenant needs.
Day Companies has a vested interest in the neighborhoods where our properties are located and we own several buildings in close proximity. As with all of our projects, we work with our tenants to accommodate their needs in the best way possible.

 

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Project Details

Date Built: Early 1900’s

Project Completion:

Property Type: Single-story