Signs come down and Nexus Park facelift work moves forward

You will soon see new signs officially replacing Fair Oaks Mall with Nexus Park and other work is ongoing at the site.

The city and Columbus Regional Health purchased the 35-acre mall site at 25th Street and Central Avenue in 2018 with an eye to making the property into a health, wellness, sports and recreation center for the city.

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop explains that the old signs came down on Wednesday.

They will soon be replaced with new signs sporting distinctive fonts and colors to show something new is happening at the site.

Lienhoop said that work has begun on CRH’s portion of the building and a new window was installed so mall walkers can watch the progress.

The city hopes to put its portion out to bid in March, and begin construction in June, the mayor said.