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October 13, 2006
Loft Building Grows Skyward

After several months of underground preparation the loft building is stretching to the sky. Passers-by have the opportunity to view the 78 foot tower crane from North Fourth Street, which will be used for the erection of the steel frame and glass structure. This remote control crane is cable of hoisting 55 ton of steel and has a wing span distance of 140 feet. The crane was built in Germany and has only been used in Ohio three times. This is its first project in Columbus.

On Monday, October ninth we received five semi truck loads of fabricated structural steel, including beams, columns and steel decking. The first columns were erected on Tuesday and the building will continue to expand up and out for the next several weeks. The erectors are on track to enclose the building by the first of the year.

Over the past couple of months much preparation was made to place the foundation for this multi-story complex so the steel erection could begin. A basement which incorporates much of the building utilities is complete with underground plumbing and electric. The foundation and pit for the elevator are also within the basement walls. The basement walls are poured concrete and have been waterproofed and insulated on the outside, provided with a foundation drain and backfilled with porous material. Upon completion of all that work the actual 6 inch concrete slab was poured inside the basement creating the lower floor.

In addition to the basement, the strip footings and concrete column pads were placed for the balance of the building foundation. There is block work continuing on the retail level of the foundation and the plumbers are completing underground floor drains in the area that will become the ground level parking deck within the building. The retail level slab on grade will be poured in the next couple of weeks as we move forward.

The Loft Building, designed by Acock Associates of Columbus, consists of thirty luxury residential condominiums on two levels. The lower level will have about five thousand square feet of retail space for three commercial tenants. The building will actually be the height of a five story building as there is an intermediate loft level on each of the two residential levels. This is the first of two such buildings within the Jeffrey Place project site.

In addition to The Loft project, we are current designing the North Block condominium project. This project will be built in the reserve on the corner of North Fourth Street and First Ave. The project consists of 70 entry level condominiums, both two bedroom townhomes and one bedroom lofts.

The next phase of Courtyard Townhomes is going through planning, zoning and permitting requirements and is projected to start before years end. The next phase includes sixteen additional luxury townhomes.

We invite you to come visit our sales center at 350 East First Ave, open from 10:00 to 6:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the weekends you can catch us at the Jeffrey Town Home model. We can escort you through our recently completed Luxury town home model. To receive more information call for an appointment (614.297.7448) or visit our website WWW.JEFFREYPLACE.COM.

Mark W Dodd
Vice President Construction

October 13, 2006 in Construction Updates, In the News | Permalink

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