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Mayor Coleman to Officiate a Dozen Same-Sex Marriages

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Coleman to Officiate a Dozen Same-Sex Marriages

Next Saturday, July 11th, the City of Columbus will be celebrating The Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling with the Vowed & Proud Ceremony, and event where 12 same sex couples will be married by Mayor Michael B. Coleman. Anyone interested in participating in the event can submit a short story and photo via email to […]

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60-Unit Building on East Ninth Moving Forward, More Housing on the Way

Brent Warren Brent Warren 60-Unit Building on East Ninth Moving Forward, More Housing on the Way

Community Housing Network (CHN) is moving forward with their four-story, 60-unit apartment building on East Ninth Avenue after receiving tax credits for the project from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The new building, which will offer affordable one-bedroom apartments for the formerly-homeless, will anchor the eastern edge of a much larger, market-rate project being developed by Edwards Communities. […]

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Battelle Looking to Develop Prime Real Estate in Harrison West

Brent Warren Brent Warren Battelle Looking to Develop Prime Real Estate in Harrison West

Battelle has taken the first steps in a process that could lead to the development of nearly 20 acres of land between West Fifth Avenue and West Third Avenue in Harrison West. The parcel in question – which sits just east of the Olentangy River – is currently the site of a large surface parking […]

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Construction Starts on One East Gay Development Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Starts on One East Gay Development Downtown

Fifteen months after a fire emptied out the building located at 11 East Gay Street, work has begun to redevelop the property. Local developer Day Companies purchased the building last August, and today was awarded state tax credits that is moving the project forward. Construction crews have begun preliminary demolition work inside the building — now being […]

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Renovations Begin on The Madison Mixed-Use Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renovations Begin on The Madison Mixed-Use Development

The long-vacant Madison’s Department Store and White-Haines Buildings, located prominently on High Street between Gay Street and Long Street, have often been considered one of the biggest eyesores Downtown. Last summer, the City of Columbus began to pursue action against the property’s former owners, which prompted the sale of the properties to Day Companies, a […]

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Neighbors to Weigh in on Large Mixed-Use Proposal in Worthington

Brent Warren Brent Warren Neighbors to Weigh in on Large Mixed-Use Proposal in Worthington

Attendance is expected to be good for tonight’s meeting on a development proposal for the 41-acre United Methodist Children’s Home site, which sits directly across High Street from the Worthington Municipal Building and just a few blocks north of that city’s historic downtown. The proposal, from Lifestyle Communities, calls for a mixed-use district along High […]

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New Pearl Street Building to Feature Unique Public Art Piece

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Pearl Street Building to Feature Unique Public Art Piece

When the Italian Village Commission gave their conditional approval to Borror Properties’ new project at 848 North Pearl Street earlier this month, it marked more than just the next step for a five-story residential building in the neighborhood – it meant that a unique piece of collaborative art celebrating Columbus and the Short North had finally […]

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