About POLARIS - POLARIS Centers of Commerce

POLARIS Columbus' North Star

A Master Planned Mixed-Use Development

POLARIS is a master planned mixed-use development covering nearly 2,000 acres in Southern Delaware County on both sides of Interstate 71, two miles north of Interstate 270 in Ohio's Capital City, Columbus.

With more than 4 million square feet of office space, over 3.6 million square feet of retail, and over 1,000 apartment units, POLARIS is the finest mixed-use development in Central Ohio with over 30,000 people presently employed and excellent area demographics. Since the interchange opened in 1991, hundreds of buildings have been built totaling over 8 million square feet of space with over 180 companies currently located at POLARIS.

The final build out is expected to have over 2,000 hotel rooms, 8 million square feet of office space and 6 million square feet of retail space as Office, Retail, Hospitality, Lifestyle, and Residential unite to complete one of the nation's most dynamic developments. The 20 mile trade area is expected to grow form 1.4 million people to over 1.5 million in the next five years.

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8m+ Sq. Ft. of Commercial Space

2,000 Acres of Land

25k+ Business Area Employees

20+ Mile Trade Area

135k+ Interstate Travelers Each Day

2 Interstate Interchanges

The Power of POLARIS is its location.

If Columbus were a clock, POLARIS would be at 12:00. Located just two miles north of Interstate 270 on Interstate 71, POLARIS is the gateway to Columbus from the North.

Located in Southern Delaware County, one of the fastest-growing areas in the US, it is in the center of Ohio, located within twenty minutes of drive time to all of the significant population centers of Central Ohio and two hours drive time to Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio.

POLARIS is just 20 minutes - all freeway - from Port Columbus International Airport. Interstate 71 will take you downtown in just 15 minutes. And you're just 18 minutes from The Ohio State University.

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Prime Demographics, Great Opportunities

POLARIS is located in Southern Delaware County, the fastest-growing county in Ohio and 20th in the nation in 2010. It offers dynamic surroundings for retail and service ventures. As the nation’s 26th wealthiest county, it promises an ideal audience for your company’s success.

Over a mile of freeway frontage, two freeway interchanges and high traffic volume provide astronomical visibility to POLARIS businesses. Over 58,000 cars drive on Polaris Parkway and over 35,000 cars drive on Gemini Place every day. Each day, upwards of 135,000 cars pass Polaris Parkway on I-71.

Over the last decade, 4 million square feet of office space and 3.8 million square feet of retail space have been built at POLARIS, employing over 25,000 people. The nearly 2,000 acre development is well traveled and poised for sustained growth.

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Census Year: 2010 2014 2019
Within 3 miles of POLARIS 63,314 68,930 74,730
Within 5 miles of POLARIS 176,599 188,328 201,328
Within 10 miles of POLARIS 584,060 607,729 645,961

Median Household Income

Census Year: 2010 2014 2019
Within 3 miles of POLARIS $64,828 $72,990 $82,625
Within 5 miles of POLARIS $66,281 $70,997 $81,294
Within 10 miles of POLARIS $57,233 $60,173 $71,606

POLARIS Trade Area Comparison (within a 5 mile radius)

Benchmarks (2014) POLARIS Easton Arena District Tuttle Crossing
Median Household Income $70,997 $45,159 $34,014 $72,136
Average Household Infome $98,263 $61,233 $52,452 $98,436
Median Home Value $230,326 $143,107 $123,226 $230,921
College Educated 71,068 (57.5%) 65,051 (38.5%) 79,055 (39.1%) 80,769 (64%)
Population 188,328 256,082 335,124 186,604
Households 73,611 106,602 139,696 76,928
Education Base (Age 25+) 123,596 168,964 202,189 126,202

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010 Census of Population Housing ESRI BIS Forcast for 2014