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Shopping Center Redevelopment Near Columbus Receives Final Zoning Approval

CBRE and Direct Retail Partners said Tuesday that the Offices at High North had received final zoning approvals to begin construction on phase one of a redevelopment plan for the former Shops at Worthington Place mall in Worthington, OH, a suburb of Columbus.

The redevelopment will transform the shopping center into a mixed-use development, anchored by a 125,000-square-foot Class office building and destination retail. Site-enabling construction is slated to begin this fall.

CBRE’s Collin Wheeler, Aaron Duncan and Brad Stricker are the office leasing agents for High North. The project is being developed by Dallas-based Direct Retail Partners.

“This project offers prime visibility to the most trafficked intersection along I-270 as well as a state-of-the-art office design, outdoor amenities and curated retail options,” said Wheeler. “It is incredibly exciting to be able to work with our region’s leading employers to show them what Worthington can offer them and their employees.”


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