OhioHealth planning urgent-care center at Grandview Yard

The Columbus hospital system confirmed Wednesday it’s planning to be the tenant in a proposed medical building on Third Avenue. Timing is dependent on construction by developer Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd., spokeswoman Christina Fitzer said.

The site is one mile from OhioHealth’s Victorian Village urgent care and just two blocks from a major outpatient campus of competitor Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Nationwide Realty, the developer of Grandview Yard, has taken proposals for a 10,000-square-foot medical office building on the south side of Third at Edgehill to planning officials for Columbus and Grandview Heights. The site straddles the cities’ boundary line. The development goes before Grandview Heights Planning Commission on Wednesday and is tentatively scheduled for the Oct. 22 meeting of the Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals. First it has to work its way through the 5th by Northwest Area Commission.

Messages seeking comment were left with NRI, which did not discuss the proposed tenant with city officials.

Bruce McKibben, the commission’s zoning committee chairman, said members delayed a vote because the site plan shows the building oriented perpendicular to Third and facing inward to a parking lot, while the neighborhood plan calls for buildings to have frontage along main streets.

“Since they are not in compliance with the neighborhood plan, we asked them to reconsider the structure and position of the building,” he said.

City zoning commissioners may override area commission recommendations.

A proposed rehabilitation hospital on the southern side of Grandview Yard has not yet moved to construction.

Ohio State has an outpatient surgery and eye and ear specialty center and its Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center along Olentangy River Road, just east of Grandview Yard.