6700 North High (former Anthem property)
November 2021 Update
City Council has approved an application from the 6700 High Street property owners to subdivide 1.3- acres of the southern portion of the site to create a separate parcel. LCNB National Bank, which is currently located in a nearby office building, is in contract to purchase the 1.3-acre parcel for the construction of a new 4,178 square foot bank branch. The new stand-alone building is proposed to include a drive-thru, ATM, and better access for bank customers. City Council also approved an amendment to the development plan submitted by LCNB National Bank.
6700 N. High Street Lands Inaugural Tenant
First Bank of Central Ohio will occupy 8,000 square feet of the North Building. See more information below.
The renovated and enhanced offices at 6700 N. High St. in Worthington have their first tenant. First Bank of Central Ohio has signed an 8-year lease for 8,000 square feet for a retail branch and administrative offices with access to the remodeled front lobby of the facility’s north building. Worthington 17 LLC, an affiliate of the real estate development and management firm Lawyers Development Corporation, acquired the property from Anthem, Inc. in late 2017. Lawyers Development has in recent years successfully redeveloped the LeVeque Tower; 200 Civic Center Drive, formerly the Columbia Gas of Ohio headquarters; 250 Civic Center Drive, formerly the Bicentennial Building; 1600 Dublin Rd. in Marble Cliff; and 3800 W. Dublin Granville Rd. in Dublin.
“We welcome First Bank of Central Ohio to 6700 N. High St.,” said Lawyers Development Corporation CEO Robert Meyers. “This tenant perfectly sets the tone for the quality of operation that will occupy the attractive and conveniently located office space Worthington 17 has available.”
First Bank of Central Ohio was formed to meet the growing need of small and medium-sized businesses for more committed, highly dedicated banking resources. The bank focuses on the commercial real estate, multifamily residents, dental and medical industries.
“We are thrilled to find such an attractive space in a prime location as we dedicate ourselves to providing banking resources for small and medium-sized businesses,” said First Bank of Central Ohio Organizer John Smiley. “Our customers will appreciate the convenience of our locale, and our associates will enjoy the working atmosphere and the amenities this building has to offer.”
Totaling approximately 200,000 square feet of commercial space and 875 parking spaces on 19 acres, the building and site have been comprehensively upgraded in partnership with the City of Worthington to attract and accommodate multiple office tenancies. The property’s visible location on the North High Street corridor with proximity to Old Worthington and the I-270 outerbelt makes it a prime business location. The comprehensive restoration is attractive to users seeking high-end office space. It features large, open floor plates, free and plentiful parking, a fitness center with showers and lockers, and a cutting-edge interior design.
“The City of Worthington is excited to welcome First Bank of Central Ohio to this important location,” said David McCorkle, Assistant City Manager and Director of Economic Development for the City of Worthington. “We are hopeful that First Bank will be joined by additional employers as this building pivots towards multi-tenancy.”
After decades of occupancy, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield relocated their existing 200,000+ square foot property at 6740 N. High Street in Worthington, to a much smaller footprint within the City of Columbus. While efforts made by City of Worthington leaders to retain Anthem were ultimately unsuccessful, we are excited to partner with the new owners, Lawyers Development Corporation, to redevelop the property. The expected improvements will create a significant opportunity to increase the number of quality jobs within the Worthington community.
Questions can be directed to Assistant City Manager/Economic Development Director David McCorkle by Email or call 614-436-4518.