Category Archives: Crawford Hoying Development

December 8, 2015

Dublin City Council Approves Plans for AC Hotel



Dublin City Council approves development & site plans on December 7.

DUBLIN, Ohio–Dec. 8, 2015 – Dublin City Council has approved the basic development plan and basic site plan for a proposed AC Hotel by Marriott, as well as three additional structures for inclusion in the Bridge Park neighborhood. The plans were presented by representatives of Crawford Hoying Development and architect Moody Nolan at Dublin City Council’s regular business meeting on Monday.

Monday’s vote came after City Council had previously heard an informal presentation on the AC Hotel plans on October 26, where the proposal was met with enthusiastic, positive feedback. During Monday’s presentation, Russ Hunter from Crawford Hoying Development and Brian Sell from Moody Nolan detailed the inspiration behind the design.

“We found inspiration for the unique sculptural design of the hotel from the nearby Scioto River,” reflected Hunter. “The hotel’s curved structure is reminiscent of ripples in the water.”

As proposed, the eighth story of the AC Hotel will feature a large indoor / outdoor bar that will give patrons stunning views of the river, Dublin’s new 12-acre riverside park, the forthcoming pedestrian Bridge, and historic Dublin. The hotel is set to be managed by State College, PA-based hotelier Shaner Hotels, an international hospitality leader owning and managing over 40 hotels in the United States and throughout Europe.

Approval was also granted Monday evening for three additional Bridge Park structures: a 19,000 SF events center to be be operated by Cameron Mitchell Premier Events; a six-story, 114,000 SF office building, and a 610-space parking structure with 2,500 SF of liner retail.

Much of the second phase of Bridge Park, including the hotel and event center, is expected to be open by late spring 2017. The intent is to have both open in time for the 2017 Memorial Tournament in Dublin.

Work on the first phase of the mixed-use Bridge Park neighborhood began in the late summer with the construction of three five-story mixed use buildings and an 870-space parking structure. Steel has already reached the roof level in one area of the first phase, and work will continue through the winter months in preparation for a Fall 2016 opening. Earlier on Monday, Crawford Hoying released a 3D animation featuring the first ever look at some residential interiors of first those buildings. That animation can be viewed by visiting


October 27, 2015

AC Hotel by Marriott to be Proposed for Bridge Park



Informal presentation given to Dublin City Council on October 26.

DUBLIN, Ohio–Oct. 26, 2015 – Crawford Hoying has partnered with international hotelier Shaner Hotel Group to propose a 150-key AC Hotel by Marriott and adjacent 19,000 SF conference center be built as part of Dublin’s forthcoming Bridge Park neighborhood. The sleek, cosmopolitan-inspired AC Hotel would be only the second in Ohio. Crawford Hoying and Shaner Hotel Group made an informal presentation on the proposal at Dublin City Council on Monday evening.

The Crawford Hoying Development team has long-considered a hotel and conference center to be important components for Bridge Park.

“The hotel will bring a 24/7 element to the neighborhood, complimenting the restaurants, bars, and entertainment destinations in Historic Dublin as well as Bridge Park itself,” said Crawford Hoying Development principal Bob Hoying.

“Together, the hotel and conference space will be a great benefit to the existing corporate users in Dublin. You’ll see the Dublin CVB able to pursue some additional events they may not have had the capacity before. It’s just an all-around win for the City.”

AC Hotels are the newest addition to the Marriott “lifestyle collection” of brands, which also include Autograph, Edition, Moxy, and Renaissance Hotels. AC Hotels are designed in a contemporary, European-inspired fashion. According to Marriott, “the location of each hotel and intrinsic connection with the local area creates the urban soul for the brand.” Once completed, the hotel would be only the second AC Hotel by Marriott in Ohio after the Cincinnati location which is slated to open in early 2016.

Bridge Park is a $350 million mixed-use neighborhood being developed by Crawford Hoying along the Scioto River in Dublin. Construction began in August, 2015, and the project is expected to be built in phases between 2015-2018. Once formalized and approved, the proposed AC Hotel by Marriott and conference center would be tentatively slated for a 2017 opening. For more information on Bridge Park, visit


Learn more in a recent release by Columbus Underground HERE.
Learn more in a recent release by Columbus Business First HERE.

AC Hotel by Marriott, Bridge Park

AC Hotel by Marriott, Bridge Park

AC Hotel by Marriott, Bridge Park

AC Hotel by Marriott, Bridge Park

October 12, 2015

Approval Given to Pursue Plans at 223 E Town

Columbus Downtown Commission Green-Lights Joint Venture at 223 E Town St in Columbus

Initial planning underway; demolition of existing structures likely to start in late 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 12, 2015—Dublin, Ohio-based developer Crawford Hoying has partnered together with Columbus-based Bluestone Brothers to develop a mixed-use mid-rise at 223 E Town St in Columbus. The $13,000,000 project was approved to proceed by Columbus Downtown Commission at their September 22 meeting.

The plan as submitted calls for five stories at 88,826 total SF, including 80 studio, 1BR, and 2BR apartment homes, and 5,080 SF of leasable commercial space on the first floor. The development would replace two existing structures, demolition of which is tentatively planned to take place in late 2015.

For more information on the project, visit Bluestone Brothers website at:

223 E Town, Columbus

October 5, 2015

PNC Building Opens

The first building to go vertical in the new Water Street District in Dayton has been completed.

The five story office tower that anchors the western end of the development at the intersection of E Monument and Patterson opened earlier this month. the building is already occupied by the regional offices for PNC Bank as well as a PNC Bank branch on the first floor. Additional leases are nearing agreement, with some available square footage yet to be leased. For leasing opportunities in the PNC Building, contact Jason Woodard at jwoodard [at] crawfordhoying [dot] com.

Click on the image below to see a gallery of the completed PNC Building and gorgeous, modern PNC office space.

PNC Building, Dayton

August 12, 2015

Bridge Park Development Agreement Passes with 7-0 Vote



Construction on Phase I of Bridge Park slated to begin September 1

DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 10, 2015 — Dublin, Ohio-based developer Crawford Hoying reached another critical milestone in its Bridge Park development following Dublin’s City Council passage of the second reading of the development agreement during its meeting on Monday, Aug. 10. Brent Crawford, principal of Crawford Hoying, made the announcement.

A three-phased mixed-use development, Phase I of Bridge Park will begin construction in early September. The first phase spans across 30 acres and will include 269,000 square feet of restaurant, office, retail and personal services, two 850-space parking garages, as well as 382 luxury apartment units and 42 condominiums.

As part of the development agreement, the City of Dublin will contribute $43.1 million of the more than $155 million in public improvements slated for Phase I of Bridge Park to finance two parking structures, as well as roadway improvements. Through a minimum service payment guarantee outlined in the agreement, the City is anticipated to recoup $72.3 million within 30 years, allowing for a full recovery of the parking garage debt service and nearly all of the roadway costs contributed by the City.

“The City Council’s approval of the Bridge Park development agreement is a significant milestone for our entire team at Crawford Hoying, and we are extremely grateful to the city for their collaboration,” said Crawford. “After years of meticulous planning to align with the city’s vision for the Bridge Street District, we look forward to the start of construction on Bridge Park, and creating a unique destination for residents and visitors alike.”

For the remaining two phases of the Bridge Park development, Crawford Hoying will finance 100 percent of the roadway improvements and remaining community facilities, including an events center. In all, the improvements Crawford Hoying will be responsible for financing in for Phase II and Phase III of development, as outlined in the agreement, totals $60.5 million. To date, Crawford Hoying has already invested more than $17 million in land purchases to pave the way for the Bridge Park Development.

For more information on Crawford Hoying and Bridge Park, visit


Learn more in a recent release by Columbus Business First HERE.

July 15, 2015

Bridge Park Update


Details of financing deal between Dublin and Crawford Hoying read at special session

DUBLIN, Ohio, July 15, 2015—Dublin City Council and Crawford Hoying released the details of the Bridge Park development agreement at a special session of the Council on Monday evening. The agreement is now under review and is slated to be voted upon in August.

As part of the presentation, Crawford Hoying premiered a new aerial footage / 3D animation video to overview the mixed-use Bridge Park site, as well as give viewers a sneak peek into what life on the ground will be like in Bridge Park’s first phase, the completion of which is currently anticipated for early 2017.

Learn more in a recent release by Columbus Business First HERE.

June 12, 2015

Plans for Phase One of Bridge Park Approved



Construction of Phase One to begin this summer

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 12, 2015—Dublin, Ohio-based developer Crawford Hoying received unanimous approval from the City of Dublin’s Planning and Zoning Commission on the final site and development plans for Phase I of the $350 million Bridge Park development during a special meeting held on Thursday, June 11. Brent Crawford, principal of Crawford Hoying, made the announcement.

The Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of Phase I of Bridge Park signifies a significant step toward bringing Dublin’s vision for its 1,100-acre Bridge Street District to life and establishing the city as an entertainment, dining and retail destination complete with civic spaces, riverside park amenities and appealing housing options.

“This is a great day and a historical milestone for the City of Dublin and its residents,” said Crawford. “Bridge Park is a key component and direct result of the city’s broader vision for the Bridge Street District. We are confident that this development will set the standard for future projects taking place within the district, helping to create more jobs and spur continued economic growth.”

A short walk from downtown Dublin and immediately adjacent to the Scioto River, Phase I of the 30-acre Bridge Park mixed-use development includes 260,000 square feet of restaurant, office, retail and personal services, two 850-space parking garages, as well as 372 luxury apartment units. Construction of Phase I will begin this summer. Crawford Hoying is expected to deliver its first commercial spaces to tenants in summer of 2016 with all of Phase I slated for completion by spring 2017.
Phase II of the project is slated to break ground this fall. Upon completion, the entire Bridge Park project will include more than 1.1 million square feet of residential space, 220,000 square feet of Class A Office, 120,000 square feet of service retail and 92,000 square feet of restaurants.

For more information on Crawford Hoying and Bridge Park West, please visit


Learn more in a recent release by Columbus Business First HERE.

May 21, 2015

Crawford Hoying Brings Additional Development to Clintonville

This week, we were pleased to announce our plans to bring a new neighborhood project in Clintonville. Our latest neighborhood project, located at 4560 North High Street, will include eight market-rate apartments and a 4,000 SF ground floor restaurant complete with outdoor dining along High Street. Bareburger will occupy the entire ground floor, offering organic burgers and a casual neighborhood vibe.

Initial concepts are to convert the majority of the space to residential with some commercial uses on the first floor, mainly restaurant.

Read more about the acquisition as covered by Columbus Underground on 5/21/15 by clicking here.

Bareburger Clintonville

April 20, 2015

Bridge Park West receives key clearance



Development to include 40 condominiums; 30,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and office space

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 20, 2015—Dublin, Ohio-based developer Crawford Hoying received unanimous approval from the City of Dublin’s Architectural Review Board on its site plans for the $40 million mixed-use Bridge Park West development. Brent Crawford, principal of Crawford Hoying, made the announcement.

Dublin Architectural Review Board’s approval of the site plan signifies the final approval needed to begin work on the Bridge Park West development, which will include two stories of restaurant, retail and office space totaling 30,000 square feet, as well as 40 condominium units throughout an additional seven stories.

“Crawford Hoying is thrilled to have received this key approval and support for Bridge Park West,” said Crawford. “This project is already generating tremendous interest from potential tenants and will continue to aid Dublin in its vision to become a regional destination with a variety of retail and dining options. We look forward to seeing this project come to life and witness the positive impact it will have on Dublin and Central Ohio as a whole.”

Located across from the Scioto River on North High Street, Bridge Park West is the latest project to kick off in a series of commercial developments slated for Dublin. Additional projects taking place in the area include development of a new Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Dublin Branch, as well as a public plaza at the future entrance of the Bridge Street District’s new pedestrian bridge.

Initial site work to clear the land is currently underway, and demolition of the site’s existing infrastructure is expected to be complete by mid-May. Construction is expected to begin upon receipt of the necessary building permits from the City of Dublin.

For more information on Crawford Hoying and Bridge Park West, please visit


Learn more in a recent release by Columbus Business First HERE.