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Downtown Commission Likes Two25 Commons, Dislikes Elevated Walkway

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Commission Likes Two25 Commons, Dislikes Elevated Walkway

An updated version of the 12-story mixed-use Two25 project that was unveiled yesterday went in front of the Downtown Commission this morning. Overall, the individual commission members responded positively about the majority of the project’s details, with some discussion about material choices, color palettes and other architectural aesthetics. “It looks beautiful, but I have two […]

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Downtown Commission Weighs in on Millennial Tower Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Commission Weighs in on Millennial Tower Proposal

The recently-announced 25-story Millennial Tower received its first round of feedback from the Downtown Commission this morning as the project went in front of the group for conceptual review. Developer Bill Schottenstein presented the project to the Commission, and explained the thought process behind the design, the height, the uses, and the architecture. The mixed-use […]

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Columbus-Based CASTO to Begin Work on First Historic Renovation in Cincinnati

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus-Based CASTO to Begin Work on First Historic Renovation in Cincinnati

The developers at CASTO are no stranger to historic restoration projects. They’ve converted everything from old shoe factories to abandoned schools into modern apartment buildings — but their next renovation challenge is unique, because it takes them out of the Columbus market and into Cincinnati. Representatives at CASTO announced today that they’ve partnered with Cincinnati‐based Neyer Properties […]

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New Design for Two25 Commons Submitted to Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Design for Two25 Commons Submitted to Downtown Commission

The Daimler Group and Kaufman Development have submitted a new design to the Downtown Commission for their Two25 Commons development. The project — which was originally announced as a 17-story tower but was scaled back to 12 stories in March — features a mix of retail, office, and residential uses. Kaufman Development CEO Brett Kaufman […]

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Three Discovery District Buildings Planned for Mixed-Use Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Three Discovery District Buildings Planned for Mixed-Use Development

A trio of three-story buildings located in the Discovery District sub-neighborhood in Downtown Columbus will be getting a residential and retail conversion if a new plan is approved during tomorrow’s Downtown Commission Meeting. Local developer Don DeVere has submitted plans to renovate 288 East Long Street, 294 East Long Street, and 151 North Sixth Street — […]

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School Issues: If you can’t be a good example… Lessons from Cleveland

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues: If you can’t be a good example… Lessons from Cleveland

You know the old saying: if you can’t be a good example, then be a horrible warning. The other Cleveland — the one in Mississippi — made national news last week, for its segregated school system. A federal judge has ordered the town to desegregate its schools by merging its two high schools together. One […]

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Editorial: The End of The Messageboard Era

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Editorial: The End of The Messageboard Era

As of today, the messageboard/forums at Columbus Underground are going offline. The reasons for closing the messageboard are multiple and complex, and the decision to shutter them was not an easy one to make. Fifteen years ago, when Columbus Underground launched in 2001, the messageboard was a primary component of our website, and quickly became […]

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