The addition of co-working space at the multi-purpose 400 West Rich Street building in Franklinton has been nearly a year in the works, but the new entrepreneurial incubation facility is officially up and running. Nearly 4,000 square feet of space has been dedicated to small private offices and flexible work areas where tenants have access to shared resources like printers, a conference room, a kitchenette, mail delivery service and more.
“The other feature is that you are directly located next to 17 offices that are home to an array of professionals, ranging from film makers to architects to retail and design experts,” says Operations Manager Chris Sherman. “The 97 artists studios that make up the bulk of the building are also just a few steps away.”
The co-working space was originally announced as Forgeworks, a project that was to be managed by Forge Columbus. While Forge is no longer tasked with running the entire space, Sherman says that Forge Founder Reese Neader will still maintain an office in the space and will provide “skill share” and networking opportunities for co-workers.
Plans and pricing for co-working at 400 West Rich are set as follows:
- • Up to 32 co-working seats (month-to-month lease) with basic printer use and locker storage – $150/mo
- • 6 to 10 Dedicated Desks (3 month commitment) with standard printer use and locker storage – $200-$250/mo
- • 4 Standard Dedicated Offices (3 month commitment) with standard printer use and up to 2 people – $300-$350/mo
- • 1 Large dedicated office space (3 month commitment) with standard printer use and up to 3 people – $500/mo
All four plans include access to high-speed WiFi, a conference room with projector, mail service, kitchen use, coffee/tea service, a receptionist during business hours, 24/7 building access and free parking.
Sherman added that anyone signing up for co-working plans in the next 12 days will get their first month of rent for free.
All photos provided by Chris Sherman.