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Located at the intersection of SR 315 and I-670 in Grandview Heights, Grandview Yard is just minutes from Downtown Columbus, the Arena District and The Ohio State University.

Nationwide Realty Investors’ Grandview Yard encompasses more than 125 acres, and when complete, will include 1.2 million square feet of commercial office, several restaurants, a grocery store, service and amenity retail, hospitality and more than 1,500 planned residences.

Grandview Yard is owned and developed by Nationwide Realty Investors, the real estate development affiliate of Nationwide. Directly and through joint ventures, Nationwide Realty Investors owns more than $2.5 billion in real estate investments in Arizona and Central Ohio.

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A Green Neighborhood

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the Grandview Yard development pre-certification as a LEED Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Plan, making it one of the first developments in the Midwest to become pre-certified as a LEED-ND Silver Plan community. The development is currently pursuing the LEED-ND Sustainable Education (IDPC1.4) credit at Stage 2 of the LEED Neighborhood Development System. Once certified, Grandview Yard would be the first in Ohio, and the largest development in the US, at approximately 78 acres based on the revised boundary, to achieve certification under this rating system.

Development History

Nationwide Realty Investors and the City of Grandview Heights announced the redevelopment plans for the former Big Bear site in 2007. The first phase of Grandview Yard opened just three years after that announcement. To date, Nationwide Realty Investors has invested +$475 Million in Grandview Yard. By the time the development is complete, total investment in the Grandview Yard project will exceed $700 Million.

Since the opening of the first phase, more than $30 Million in real estate, income taxes and hotel taxes have been generated by the portion of Grandview Yard located in Grandview Heights. In 2017 alone, the development generated annual taxes of more than $10 Million. And by 2020, Grandview Yard should exceed $15 Million in annual taxes.

  • 1.2 Million SF of commercial space completed or under construction
  • 40 Businesses operating to date
  • +/- 4,100 Jobs to date
  • Three acres of greenspace including the 1.5-acre Ray E. DeGraw Park
  • Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU features 126 guest rooms and 2,000 SF of meeting space
  • Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU features 135 guest rooms and 6,113 SF of meeting space
  • Modern and environmentally friendly underground utilities
  • Six miles of new streets and sidewalks with pedestrian and bike path connectivity
  • The Grand Event Center opened in 2016 as a premier event venue servicing Grandview Heights and Greater Columbus