Construction on the new store has had a quick turn-around after construction crews broke ground on the site last May. Since then, they’ve erected the 354-000-square-foot building plus 1,200 parking spaces on 33 acres at the Polaris Centers of Commerce developments, the company said. The new IKEA property is just 15 miles north of downtown Columbus.
The new electric vehicle units reflect the continued partnership between IKEA and Car Charging Group Inc., according to a company statement. There are currently charging units at 16 IKEA stores in the U.S. The new Columbus will have other environmentally friendly features, including rooftop solar panels.