Columbus officials liked the ideas they got for transforming the old city power plant west of the Arena District so much that they’re green-lighting two of them.
The city has chosen the local development team of Connect Realty and Schiff Capital Group to redevelop the plant at 555 W. Nationwide Blvd. It’s also arranged for Dublin-based developer Borror Properties and joint-venture partner Ruscilli Construction Co. to develop another city-owned property at 640 W. Nationwide Blvd. on the Olentangy River into a new headquarters for both of them. Each project is expected to bring about 150 jobs downtown.