Zora’s House is a local non-profit in Weinland Park serving women of color professionals, artists, activists, academics, and entrepreneurs as a coworking space, a safe space, a learning space, and a community.

Through innovative programming and shared community space, Zora’s House – the first and only coworking space and leadership incubator in Ohio created by and for women of color – works to ensure the full participation of Black women and other women of color in the civic, economic, and cultural life of our community.

Since its founding in 2018, Zora’s House has helped over 3,000 women of color to connect with mental health resources; navigate job losses and other COVID-19 related transitions; incubate businesses; and activate their leadership in their families, neighborhoods, and workplaces

Building on this foundation, Zora’s House is building a 10,000 square foot community hub that will serve as a center for leadership, innovation, and empowerment centering on women of color; and act as a community-led economic development engine for Black, Latina, AAPI, Indigenous and other women of color across Central Ohio.

Marker Construction has been selected as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Zora’s House 2.0 project. This new facility will be located at 1395 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201. Construction Documents have been prepared by Moody Nolan, Columbus, OH. We are excited to have the unique opportunity to build a brand new home for such a remarkable organization. We believe that Zora’s House will continue to have a great impact on women of color in our community and beyond!


Bids will be received via the Zora’s House project page on Building Connected. Bids will be opened privately.

Invited Bidders:

Marker Construction will receive bids from invited firms for the following bid packages:
Temporary Fencing
Building Concrete
Structural Steel
Miscellaneous Metals
General Trades
Air Barriers
Membrane Roofing and Metal Panels
Dampproofing, Waterproofing, and Joint Sealants
Aluminum Storefront, Window Wall, and Curtain Wall
Overhead Doors
Cold Formed Metal Framing, Drywall, and Ceilings
Painting and Wall Covering
Fire Protection Systems
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Site Concrete
Fences and Gates

Project Schedule:

Construction of sitework, including temporary access road, utilities, and SWPPP controls installation, will begin September 2022 with a targeted completion in August 2023.

Lead Estimator:

Jordan Spano at


Electronic Bid Documents will be available to all bidders at no cost by contacting Marker at, or calling 614.754.8349. Bid documents are available for review online at Marker’s Building Connected project website.

Other Notes:

Project is not subject to State of Ohio Prevailing Wages.

Project is subject to local and state taxes.

We strongly encourage EDGE, MBE, WBE, DBE, and all other minority participation. Marker is an equal opportunity employer and partner.

Bidders must complete Marker’s prequalification process to be considered for a contract award. Get the process started by emailing or by contacting Debbie Earick at 614.754.8349 for more information.

By submitting their bid, bidders expressly represent that they have thoroughly examined the bid documents and examined the existing conditions. Bids may not be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the bid date.

Please confirm your interest in working together. Send any questions to; (614) 754.8349 (Phone); (614) 824.1605 (Fax). Thank you and we look forward to receiving your proposal!