Quarry Trails

A community focused on adventure

The Quarry Trails mixed-use development is defined by its surroundings, on the site of the largest contiguous quarry in the United States and now home to a Metro Park.

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Marking the southern gateway to the new Quarry Trails Metro Park, the clubhouse, retail, and residential buildings are part of a burgeoning community focused on adventure and the natural features of the quarry. The homes and amenities occupy a 80-acres within the 607-acre park that was developed on a former working quarry and required brownfield remediation.

The unique design was inspired by the Scandinavian idea of “hygge” — shaping a cozy and comfortable place in the wild landscape — and the site’s natural surroundings, incorporating stone, wood, and recognizable residential forms.


The mass of the 155-unit residential building is broken down by a series of gables to form a smaller sense of community within the building itself. It includes a resident’s lounge space with an outdoor patio featuring a grill and fireplace, an observation platform overlooking the quarry development to the north, and a custom storage shelter for residents’ bikes, kayaks, and other adventure equipment.

The 11,000 SF clubhouse and 16,000 SF retail buildings help support the residents with lounge spaces, The Athletic, and the client’s coffee-to-cocktail concept Bada Bean Bada Booze.

  • CityColumbus, Ohio
  • Client Thrive Companies
  • Year Completed in progress
  • Size of Project 11,000 SF clubhouse,16,000 SF retail, 129,000 SF residential