COLUMBUS, Ohio (COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST) — Developer Brad DeHays shared his plans to turn the former Ohio Department of Job and Family Services building into a mixed-use project with the Columbus Downtown Commission Tuesday morning.

DeHays, of Connect Real Estate, is developing the building for the Columbus Partnership, turning it from a long-vacant monolith downtown into a building full of life with apartments, a pool and a cafe.

The 200,000-square-foot office building at 145 S. Front St. has been vacant since 2007. The Columbus Partnership bought the building in March 2021 for $3 million.

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