The condos will be high-end, with a starting price of about $250,000, according to Hilliard economic development director David Meeks.
"This is going to really be first-class," Meeks
The area was originally zoned for single-family homes and condos, according to Meeks
.The city decided, however, that it wanted to develop a housing area aimed at empty-nesters.
"We're trying to hold down family homes with kids to provide some relief to the schools," Meeks
"For someone who lived in Upper Arlington, for example, living in Hilliard keeps them close to their friends, and often close to their children who have often moved to suburbs like Hilliard or Dublin," Meeks
The architecture of the condos is also meant to have a "home" feel to it, with a lot of stone and brick, and plenty of angles in each roof.
Additionally, there has been some talk of having a doctor on call 24 hours a day for the complex, and having a valet available for services such as carrying groceries for residents.
"It's really service oriented," Meeks
The complex will also be home to a clubhouse, estimated to cost a little more than $2-million, that rivals those of a country club.
Original plans called for the complex to butt up against Leap Road.However, plans were changed and about eight acres now will be reserved for professional offices, according to Meeks
said sewer is already being run throughout the area, and said construction should begin this summer.
"We're really excited about this project," he