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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 development encompasses more than 125 acres with 1.4 million square feet of market-leading office space, several restaurants, a Giant Eagle Market District, service and amenity retail, two hotels and a banquet and event center, and more than 1500 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

Grandview Yard has achieved LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certification, making it the first project in the state of Ohio and the largest project in the U.S. to be certified.


The LEED-ND certification recognizes and rates healthy environments reaching the highest standards of smart growth and new urbanism. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) program encourages sustainable and environmentally responsible design and development on a broad and integrated neighborhood scale.


 “Grandview Yard’s LEED-ND certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership. Grandview Yard is a prime example of how innovative work can create local solutions that contribute to making a global difference.” Peter Templeton, President & CEO, USGBC.


Grandview Yard is a model for developers and communities nationwide striving to build green, connected, and sustainable environments and neighborhoods.

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. The once blighted industrial district is now a thriving mixed-use neighborhood located just minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio State and the Arena District.  To date, more than $172 million has been invested in public infrastructure, with $180 million anticipated at full completion. By the time the development is complete, total investment in the Grandview Yard project will exceed $1 billion.

Since 2009, more than $115 Million in real estate, income taxes and hotel taxes have been generated by Grandview Yard.

  • 1.4 Million SF of commercial space completed, home to Nationwide Insurance, Ernst & Young, C.H. Robinson, Ohio Health, M+A Architects, Carlile Patchen, Esporta, Giant Eagle Market District, Hofbräuhaus, Panera, Chick-fil-A, Bank of America and more.
  • 1,500 residences including apartments, condominiums and single-family homes.
  • First development to achieve LEED for Neighborhood Development in the state of Ohio and largest certified project in the U.S.
  • Three acres of greenspace including 1.5-acre Ray E. DeGraw Park.
  • Two hotels with more than 250 guest rooms and 8,000 SF of meeting space combined.
  • The Grand Event Center is Grandview Heights’ premier event venue servicing Grandview Heights and Greater Columbus.
  • Green building infrastructure including modern and environmentally friendly underground utilities, and 5 individually LEED-certified office and mixed-use buildings.
  • Infrastructure improvements include modern and environmentally friendly underground utilities, more than six miles of new streets and highly landscaped sidewalks with pedestrian and bike path connectivity, and $56 million invested in public parking facilities.
LEED Certified Project - Neighborhood Development