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Franklin County plans mixed-use facility in downtown Columbus

September 6, 2023

Ohio – A new mixed-use facility will see the demolition of the currently vacant Franklin County downtown corrections center and the construction of a new building for county offices, additional parking and a childcare center. Initial estimates put the cost between $33-$37 million, including demolition costs.

The proposed design will connect the new building to the Franklin County Office Tower, just south of the current jail, and maintain connections to the detainee tunnel system. It will include approximately 45,800 square feet, 80-85 restricted access parking spaces, a delivery dock and a central mail processing facility.

An early learning center to serve around 400 children from birth to school age will be designed with 24 classrooms, outdoor play space, a commercial kitchen, storage space, drop off and pick up areas and areas for professional training and meetings.

Design work, bidding and demolition are expected to happen in late 2023 or early 2024. County officials hope to have the facility completed in 2026.

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