This is What Happened to Beulah Park in Columbus

Work finally on Beulah Park Living, the $300 million housing, retail and office complex on the site of the former Beulah Park horse racing track in Grove City.

The project developers, Falco, Smith & Kelley of Columbus, included details of the project with an announcement of a May 3 groundbreaking, five years to the day that horses last raced round the track.

The first phase of the 212-acre project is scheduled to include 264 apartments, 104 ranch-style homes, 80 townhome condominiums, a 94-unit assisted living facility and 216 single-family home lots. Plans eventually call for up to 972 apartments, condominiums and homes.

Developers plan to include “new urbanist” design elements, including walking distance to shops and restaurants, and alleys behind the community’s 84 estate home lots.

The homes will be built around a 45-acre park with trails, a pond, gardens, and a pavilion. Plans eventually include a community center on the site.

“What makes Beulah a unique community is that we are going to be able to have a diverse range of people who will live here, because we’ll have such a diverse range of housing available,” Pat Kelley, with Falco, Smith & Kelly, told ThisWeek News earlier this year. “And to me, that’s what truly defines a development as a community.”

The apartments will rise on the east side of the development and could eventually grow to include 415 units.