Columbus, OH — The Columbus Landmarks Foundation announced on Thursday that CASTO’s The Julian is one of four finalists for the 2016 James B. Recchie Design Award. The award honors excellence in urban design reflected in historic or new buildings and places, additions to existing buildings, parks, public spaces and public art. The award celebrates projects that add to the distinctive character and improved quality of life of Columbus and the designers responsible for them.

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation was founded in 1977 by historic preservationists and local residents, and has played an integral role in preserving Columbus architectural heritage.

The Julian was completed in early 2016 and includes 90 true loft-style apartments in Columbus’ thriving River South District. The community includes on-site parking, fitness center, designer lobby and rooftop terrace.

“We are honored to have The Julian be named one of the four finalists for this prestigious award,” said Bill Riat, partner at CASTO. “To be mentioned in the same category as the other finalists – Cristo Rey High School, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Columbus Museum of Art is an accomplishment in and of itself.”

The winner of the James B. Recchie Design Award will be announced on October 6th during an awards presentation at the Ohio Statehouse, the 1995 winner of the award.

About CASTO

CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of multi-family residences, commercial shopping centers and office buildings. CASTO’s growing portfolio currently includes over 23 million square feet of commercial property and over 4,000 residential units located throughout the midwestern and southeastern United States. CASTO is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and serves a variety of clients from five offices in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. To learn more about CASTO, visit www.castoinfo.com.

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