The Mirada site planning began in 2013 with the acquisition by Vision Development of a 10 acre parcel of land on North High Street in the Olentangy School district that was formerly a drive-in movie theater.
After meetings with local stakeholders and officials, Vision created a plan to develop a hotel that would allow for an appropriate unit density and still conform to local zoning restrictions. The result was a center-hallway design that provided multiple floor-plans along with all the amenities that have come to be associated with a Vision Development project.
The project was not without challenges. When excavation work began, huge concrete footers were unearthed where the drive-in movie screen used to be. This being a four-story project, we had to implement building technologies, including a Continued Load Path System (CLP) of wind shear rods that helped with building stability in high winds.
A team of over 40 sub-contractors, with more than 200 on-site employees, worked alongside our construction team to create a project that was completed in the second quarter of 2018.
“I think the Mirada project is one of the best examples of the full capabilities of our team.”
—P. Brent Wrightsel
SPECS: 4-story, 256 units, 280,000 square feet
“Mirada brought a completely different project type into our arsenal.”
—Scott Morgan, Vision Development