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Watch: We’re getting a huge new metro park!

Watch: We’re getting a huge new metro park!

614now Staff

Hey C-bus adventurers, you’ll soon have a new spot to callus your hands and scuff your knees: Project QT.

The limestone quarry in west Columbus will be transformed into a scenic exploration town surrounded by a multi-use development. The 607-acre plot along the Scioto River will soon be a destination for climbers, mountain bikers, hikers, kayakers, and general adventure-seekers.

The rugged mountain scape, emerald water basins, and limestone rock features are basically pleading to be turned into a park. It will be bounded by Dublin Road to the north and west, the Scioto River to the east and Trabue Road to the south.

Wagenbrenner Development teamed up with the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks to devise the plan.

The first phase of work will being on 62 acres of unused quarry northeast of Trabue and Dublin Rds. Construction on the 79-acre mixed-use development will also begin. The building will be large residential but could also include a town center and even some offices. A new road will go in along the east boundary of the park

A second phase will include 138 acres of parkland in the north.

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