Squire Patton Boggs attorneys Tom Kibbey and Jesse Taylor represented Harmony Project in connection with its long-term lease and management of the former Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), a performing arts and community center.
Harmony Project, a central Ohio nonprofit whose mission is to build a stronger and more inclusive community through the arts and volunteer services, sought a long-term home to facilitate its vital and growing work. Franklin County, the owner of the former NPAC space, sought to partner with a community organization to take over the daily operation and management of the center, providing a direct economic impact to Columbus’ Northland neighborhood and offering a positive community space in the area.
Through Squire’s efforts, Harmony Project was able to move into the space in April 2022, giving the organization its first permanent home since its founding in 2009. In December 2022, Harmony Project’s partnership with ABC and John Legend culminated in a nationally televised pilot, “Finding Harmony,” a program following the Harmony Project through one of its projects in Springfield, Ohio.