Progress continuing on new downtown apartment-urban grocery project

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus’s new downtown apartment complex and urban grocer may open a few months later than expected, but developers are optimistic about the project’s progress.

The Taylor will be located at 725 Second St. and include space for a grocery store and 200 apartments with a number of amenities for residents. Flaherty & Collins is the developer on this project.

As of April, the firm expected to open the first units to residents in the summer of 2023 and reach full completion that fall. However, Flaherty & Collins general counsel Deron Kintner said it’s now estimated that the first phase will take place in fall of 2023, with the project being completed in late fall or early winter.

“The weather in the spring certainly slowed us down, given the vast amount of, as I mentioned, earth work that needed to be done,” he said. “Any time it rained, we were kind of on the sidelines until it dried out a lot of stop and start, so to speak, with respect to that. But otherwise, we’re in pretty good shape.”

As of early September, Project Manager Tony Williams with Flaherty & Collins said that some of the slabs were in place for the main apartment building. Additionally, elevator shafts were up, as was the metal shell for a retail/grocery store component, and work was being done on underground retention systems. Contractors were expected to begin standing up wall panels sometime in the next couple of weeks.

At the time, Williams said the project was not seeing any supply chain difficulties.

“We’ve adapted to that in the industry and are making changes on the front end to mitigate supply chain issues,” said Williams.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Republic.