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Friendship Village of Dublin to Expand to Bridge Park

July 13, 2021

DUBLIN, OHIO (July 13, 2021) - Senior living community, Friendship Village of Dublin, and developer, Crawford Hoying, announced today their plans to bring a new senior rental housing concept to Bridge Park in downtown Dublin, Ohio. Friendship Village’s newest residential option, The Bailey at Bridge Park by Friendship Village of Dublin (The Bailey), will be located just south of the newly opened Springhill Suites Hotel between Dale Drive and Mooney Street. The Bailey will offer a variety of rental options to the senior community and is slated to open in fall 2023.

This $40-million investment will not only provide a new residential option at Bridge Park, but it will also fill a gap in the senior-living market. Recent market research shows there is growing demand for older adults looking to downsize, many of whom are looking for an urban, mixed-use environment with eventual access to healthcare and other support needs. By combining Friendship Village’s 40 years of senior living experience with Crawford Hoying’s expertise in vibrant, urban-living development, this partnership solves this issue for this particular demographic.

“Many seniors don’t want to be tied down to maintenance and the hassles of owning a home,” said Rita Doherty, Executive Director of Friendship Village of Dublin. “They are looking to live more intentionally and participate in an active lifestyle while having access to care when the need arises. Bridge Park is the perfect place to bring this lifestyle to life.”

Doherty added, “This new rental option offers a right-sized living accommodation in an upscale, walkable social setting. It will also provide residents the comfort of knowing they can transition to the main campus when the time is right.”

The Bailey will include 88 apartment units equipped to go above and beyond in fundamental senior accommodations. Key benefits for seniors choosing this new option include the services and support of Friendship Village of Dublin without living on campus, as well as a simplified rental arrangement that facilitates an easy transition to the main campus when/if the time is right. Additionally, an onsite resident services coordinator will be available to assist with social activities, fitness and wellness, as well as coordination of health services as needed. Access to their Friendship at Home program, scheduled transportation, valet-type services and numerous amenities within the Bridge Park community round out this special living experience.

“We’ve developed a unique place that satisfies the needs of all demographics,” said Matt Starr, Executive Vice President of Commercial Real Estate and Leasing at Crawford Hoying. “The Bailey allows Bridge Park to emerge into an entirely new market in an entirely new way. We’re excited to be able to offer this option and encouraged by the perceived impact this option will have on the community we’ve built here.”

“The City greatly appreciates the ongoing investments by Crawford Hoying in Bridge Park and now this unique investment in partnership with Friendship Village of Dublin,” said Dana McDaniel, City Manager for the City of Dublin. “A project and collaboration such as this certainly aligns with the City’s Forever Dublin goals and objectives encouraging creative living options for those who want to age in Dublin.”

The Bailey at Bridge Park by Friendship Village of Dublin is the latest addition to be announced at Bridge Park. The Bailey adds to many other rental and for sale residential options, all of which are complemented by office space, several hotels, 3,000+ free parking spaces and plenty of other notables in the area such as North Market Bridge Park, VASO Rooftop Lounge, Cap City Fine Diner and more. To request more information on commercial leasing, visit or call 614.333.6415.

About Friendship Village of Dublin

Friendship Village of Dublin is a not-for-profit, LifePlan community located on a scenic 29 acres in Dublin, Ohio and for 40 years has been a provider of high-quality senior living options including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. Friendship Village of Dublin also aligns with Friendship at Home, an all-inclusive innovative LifeCare concept provided in an individual’s home. Residents who experience Friendship Village of Dublin thrive the village way, a comprehensive wellness way of living which encompasses physical, emotional, spiritual, nutritional, social and environmental wellness. In addition to the abundant lifestyle offerings, Friendship Village of Dublin is the only retirement community in Central Ohio with a full-time Central Ohio Primary Care clinic onsite so that residents can see their doctor without leaving campus. To learn more about Friendship Village of Dublin, visit

About Bridge Park

Bridge Park is the newest and only walkable, mixed-use community in downtown Dublin, Ohio. Spanning 30 acres along the Scioto River, it is the cornerstone of the city’s long-term vision for the Bridge Street District. The unique community features luxury condos, townhomes and apartments, restaurants, shops, Class A office space, entertainment venues, 3,000+ free parking spaces, hotels, an events and conference center and multiple green spaces. To learn more about Bridge Park, visit

About Crawford Hoying

Crawford Hoying is a full-service real estate development company, based in Dublin, Ohio. The company concentrates in all aspects of acquisition, design, development, construction, management, as well as commercial and residential brokerage. In the past five years alone, they have developed more than $1.3 billion of mixed-use, multifamily, office and retail properties. Crawford Hoying creates a sense of place; focused on consumer needs from a commerce, culture and community perspective. Bridge Park, and Water Street District, are examples of Crawford Hoying’s transformational development capabilities. To learn more about Crawford Hoying, visit