Living High Downtown

By bringing residents and office workers to a former parking lot, 250 High is playing a vital role in downtown Columbus’ ongoing transition to an 18-hour, live-work environment.

The 12-story building integrates new ground-level retail and restaurant space, five floors of office space and six residential floors consisting of 121 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The top floor also features amenities for all commercial and residential tenants, including fitness rooms, a community space and an outdoor patio with views of downtown Columbus.

With its bold precast concrete facade and dynamic mix of commercial and residential space — the first mixed-use project downtown — the building represents a new paradigm for architecture in Columbus. A model of high-density, sustainable development, it includes a 2,800-square-foot public plaza and a pedestrian-oriented streetscape with public transit access.

Awards and Publications

Awards

AIA Columbus, Merit Award
AIA Ohio, Merit Award for Interior Projects
Capital Crossroads & Discovery Special Improvement Districts Awards, Aesthetic Contribution
IIDA Columbus Interior Design Awards, Honor Award
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Illumination Award of Merit
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Columbus, Excellence in Development—Large Scale

Publications

Contract, “NBBJ Columbus,” June 2016
Columbus Business First, “5 projects that changed downtown Columbus,” February 19, 2016
Columbus Dispatch, “Rents top $3,000 at some luxury apartments in Columbus,” November 15, 2015
Columbus Business First, “250 S. High anchors form creative enclave,” September 25, 2015
Columbus Dispatch, “Offices, luxury apartments planned in new, 12-story building near Columbus Commons,” August 9, 2013