The Bailey at Bridge Park

Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission Approves The Bailey at Bridge Park, A Luxury Senior Rental Housing Concept

October 25, 2022

The City of Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission has approved construction of The Bailey at Bridge Park, a luxury senior rental housing community set to open in late 2023.

The first senior living community in the 30-acre mixed-use Bridge Park development, The Bailey is apartnership between real estate developer Crawford Hoying and Friendship Village of Dublin, central Ohio’s premier senior living community.

“We’re excited to mark another milestone in our 40-year history of providing exceptional senior living services,” said Rita Doherty, Executive Director of Friendship Village of Dublin. “This 87-apartment community will be our fifth residential option for independent living.”

Located just south of the new Springhill Suites Hotel between Dale Drive and Mooney Street, The Bailey at Bridge Park will offer a variety of luxury senior living rental options on five floors, with an underground parking garage for easy in-and-out access. The Bailey’s well-appointed, move-in-ready apartments in a pet-friendly, smoke-free building offer right-sized living in an upscale, walkable social setting. Residents also will enjoy the comfort of knowing they can transition to Friendship Village of Dublin’s main campus just south of Bridge Park when the time is right.

“Many Columbus seniors don’t want to be tied down to maintenance and the hassles of owning a home,” Doherty said. “They are looking to live more intentionally and to enjoy an active lifestyle, with access to care when the need arises.”

This project will fill a gap in the local senior-living market. Recent market research shows growing demand among 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, The Bailey offers an attractive option for these seniors.

The Bailey will include 87 apartments 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 eases transition to Friendship Village of Dublin when or if the time is right.

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 the 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.”

Dana McDaniel, City Manager for the City of Dublin, said the city appreciates the ongoing investments by Crawford Hoying in Bridge Park and this new partnership with Friendship Village of Dublin. “A project and collaboration such as this aligns with the City’s Forever Dublin goals and objectives, which encourage 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, 2,000+ 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 central Ohio’s premier senior living community. This not-for-profit, LifePlan community is located on a scenic 29-acre campus in Dublin, Ohio. For 40 years, Friendship Village of Dublin has provided 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, which supports life in perfect balance through nine dimensions of wellness. In addition to the abundant lifestyle offerings, Friendship Village of Dublin is the only retirement community in central Ohio with a full-time Primary Care clinic onsite so that residents can see their doctor without leaving campus. To learn more about Friendship Village of Dublin, visit