Noticeable changes are taking place at a prominent Worthington business location along High Street. The Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield property located at 6740 N. High Street was recently acquired by Worthington 17, LLC, and will be managed by Lawyers Development Corporation.
Lawyers Development Corporation has begun the removal of overgrown and dying landscaping, including the large trees visible along High Street. The City of Worthington’s Arborist and Planning Director worked with the property owner to evaluate the health, age and expected lifespan of the existing trees and shrubbery. It was determined that the trees are either dead or in decline and it was best to remove them. The City will work with the owner on a new landscaping plan for the property. It is expected that new plantings will include a number of mature trees.
Since 2010, Lawyers Development Corporation has acquired and successfully updated some of Columbus’s largest commercial buildings that were in a state of transition similar to the Anthem building in Worthington. These properties include the former NiSource headquarters at 1600 Dublin Road in Marble Cliff, the LeVeque Tower in downtown Columbus, the former Columbia Gas headquarters at 200 Civic Center, and the former Bicentennial Building at 250 Civic Center. The City of Worthington is excited to work with Lawyers Development Corporation to redevelop this signature property.