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Plan to Demolish Historic Marble Cliff Building Meeting Resistance

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan to Demolish Historic Marble Cliff Building Meeting Resistance

A building in Marble Cliff that was designed by one of Columbus’ preeminent architects is once again being threatened with demolition. The latest plan calls for replacing the tudor-style mansion with a three-story, 67-unit apartment building. The building, located on 1.25 acres at 2015 W. Fifth Ave., was designed by Frank Packard, architect of the […]

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Four Acre Development Approved in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Four Acre Development Approved in Italian Village

A significant new residential development was approved this week by the Italian Village Commission. The plan calls for five new residential buildings containing a total of 196 units on the former Acorn Distributors site at 324 E. Second Ave. The large warehouse building that currently occupies the four-acre site will demolished, although a portion of […]

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Chicago to Columbus: Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Options to be Studied

Brent Warren Brent Warren Chicago to Columbus: Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Options to be Studied

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) announced a plan today to study “rapid-speed” transportation options linking Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago. That would include both high speed rail – which was first floated as an option in 2013 and for which some planning has already begun – and Hyperloop, the futuristic tube-based transport that has […]

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Experts Weigh in on Possible Crew Stadium Locations

Brent Warren Brent Warren Experts Weigh in on Possible Crew Stadium Locations

Since the news broke last fall that the Columbus Crew SC owner Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV) was considering moving the team to Austin, the story has taken many twists and turns. Although the final outcome is still unknown – and may not be resolved for some time – recent developments suggest that there could be reason […]

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Locations Revealed for 26 New CoGo Stations

Brent Warren Brent Warren Locations Revealed for 26 New CoGo Stations

The next wave of new CoGo stations are scheduled to be installed this summer, expanding the bike share system’s network farther from the Downtown core and into Bexley, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington for the first time. Thirteen of the 26 new stations will be located in Columbus, including new docks in Clintonville, Milo-Grogan, the […]

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Proposals for High Street and 11th Avenue to be Reviewed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposals for High Street and 11th Avenue to be Reviewed

The University Impact District Review Board (UIDRB) will hear two new proposals from Buckeye Real Estate this week. One calls for a new three-story building that would sit in front of an existing apartment building on North High Street. The other would require the demolition of five existing houses on East 11th Avenue. That proposal […]

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Bike Lanes Planned for Arcadia Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bike Lanes Planned for Arcadia Avenue

New bike lanes will be part of a planned redesign of East Arcadia Avenue in Old North Columbus. The reconfiguring of the street is planned to coincide with a resurfacing that will occur later this year. For cyclists heading east, a new bike lane will be striped along the south side of the street, from […]

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