January 1st, 2007
Michael Scott, C Magazine
Chances are, if you’ve been anywhere near the downtown area within the last year, you’re already familiar with the Condominiums at North Bank Park. After all, it’s not everyday that a 20-story tower of glass and steel sprouts up to become the newest (and not to mention, shiniest) landmark in Columbus’ highly sought-after Arena District. The project, which is the work of Nationwide Realty Investors, consists of 103 total units split among two attached buildings: the aforementioned Tower and the Lofts, which are housed in the renovated A&P Warehouse building.
Any discussion of the Condos at North Bank Park begins and ends with the views it provides of our fine city. Now, you might expect that based on sheer height and location (the corner of Neil Avenue and Spring Street) that the views would be pretty great. Well, “pretty great” is one heck of an understatement, because the views you’ll find there are nothing short of spectacular. In fact, it’s best not to leave it to the imagination… go see it in person and expect panoramic views of downtown Columbus, the Scioto riverfront and the future site of the Columbus Clippers ballpark. Every unit in the Tower comes with its own balcony, each of which has roughly 300 square feet of outdoor living space. To complement the balconies, units come with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass balcony railings for a truly unobstructed view of the surrounding areas.
Interiors at the Tower include elevator service, secured telephone entry system, access controlled parking garage, trash chute access on each residential level, reinforced concrete floors, wall sound insulation, Time Warner digital cable access, and Road Runner high-speed Internet access. Potential buyers can also expect generous living area ceiling heights, exposed round concrete columns, individual washer/dryer hook-ups, ceramic floor tile in laundry space, carpet flooring in all living and bedrooms, and some of the most enormous closets the city has to offer. Kitchens come standard with large islands that contain both a sink and a dishwasher, Masterpiece maple cabinets in various styles and stains, General Electric appliances, granite countertops and ceramic tile flooring. Baths have Kohler faucets and single-handle shower faucets in addition to under-mount porcelain sinks with marble countertops, full-size mirrors and ceramic tile shower floors and wall enclosures.