Economic Development Activity in Columbia Township

The shopping center at Ridge and Highland, which used to house the 64,700-sq ft Bigg’s grocery store, has finally filled the vacant space left when the grocery chain closed its doors at this site. The new tenant is Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park, a franchise-based recreational facility that currently has 55 locations in 20 states and three in the United Kingdom. The park will feature Urban Air’s exclusive wall-to-wall trampoline arenas, dodgeball courts, a stunt-airbag, slam dunk tracks, an indoor playground, laser tag, glow-in-the-dark golf, indoor ropes course, climbing walls, and an indoor rollercoaster. The hope is that the new business will draw several other businesses to the area.

Ropes course at Urban Air Trampoline Park
Indoor trampolines at Urban Air Trampoline Park

Another formerly vacant Columbia Township site is at 5445 Ridge Road, where Sam’s Club used to be. This property, an 8+-acre site that features a 107,000-sq ft building, was owned by Pittsburgh-based Kossman Development Co., but now is under purchase contract by Louisville-based Andover Management Group, LLC.  The purchaser plans to create a Planned Unit Development anchored by a self-storage facility with expansion possibilities into flex/office space.

A separate 10-acre site at Highland Avenue and Kennedy Avenue was originally supposed to be a two-phase medical development for UC Health, developed by Neyer, Inc. The first phase was completed on approximately one half of the site three years ago. Plans for the second phase have changed, and Neyer recently announced that it would market the remaining acreage for a similar office/professional development project.

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