From Dream to Reality - 4th Street in Italian Village


A development project announced seven years ago is finally taking shape just north of Downtown off Fourth Street in Italian Village.  Jeffrey Place, the long-awaited planned community on the former Jeffrey Manufacturing Company site, is moving full steam ahead with construction continuing on townhomes and lofts.  The dream of this newly designed neighborhood is now a reality.  

Construction is not the only activity happening on the site, however.  The first residents of this unique and meticulously designed new community moved into their townhomes last month.  The smell of fresh paint and new furniture greeted the guests of this featured home—a reminder of just how recent the space was completed.  

When the entire community is finished, over 1100 residential properties consisting of lofts, flats, townhomes and single-family homes will accommodate over 3,000 Columbus residents.  Jeffrey Place will also offer more than 90,000 square feet of retail space, 160,000 square feet of office space, a 16,000 square- foot fitness center with rooftop pool and sky deck, and over 700,000 square feet of parking!  It will truly be a sustainable village within a city.

The housing options inside Jeffrey Place will attract all buyers from all walks of life.  According to the master plan, Jeffrey Place will be divided into six styles of residential living, all scattered throughout the 41-acre site.  The Lofts at Jeffrey Place and the Courtyard Townhomes are currently under construction and move-in ready.  The four remaining phases will include The North Block eco-friendly townhomes and flats, The Foundry garden and penthouse-style flats, 24 Neighborhood single-family homes, and eight luxurious Park Homes facing a beautifully landscaped park in the center of Jeffrey Place.

Sitting on Fourth Street, this featured townhome and the eleven adjoining units are the first phase of the Courtyard Townhomes.  Design by noted Columbus architect George Acock, these townhomes have historic character and a contemporary edge.  Every unit is designed with convertible spaces, giving owners the option of an extra bedroom, a home office or more entertainment space.  An integrated two-car garage completes the package in this 1,275 square-foot home.

In this featured unit, the owner opted to make the extra room on the first floor a sitting room for relaxing, reading or watching the city traffic whiz by.  Upstairs, the furnishings and décor are contemporary, yet cozy.  Four Winds, a furniture and design store just a few blocks over in the Short North, was the owner’s choice for his new home.  Paired with rugs from K.A. Menendian and artwork from local galleries, this home is exactly what one should imagine when picturing Jeffrey Place.  

On the third floor, windows facing Fourth Street light up the hallway and welcome guests to the master and guest bedrooms.  Again, Four Winds’ bedroom selections grace both rooms, creating warm environments for catching some shut-eye.  The master bath sports a double cultured marble vanity and ceramic shower and tub.  Walk-in wardrobes and a washer/dryer closet provide plenty of storage space on this level.  

Construction on Jeffrey Place will continue over the next few years, in several phases.  When completed, this new urban village will become a walking neighborhood of homes, shops, cafes, green space and public art for all to enjoy.  From residential units and offices to a school and a grocery store, Jeffrey Place will certainly become its own little town inside a growing metropolis.  For more information about Jeffrey Place and to view the model, call (614) 297-7448 or www.jeffreyplace.com.