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Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 3

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 3

Over the past two days, we’ve showcased photos from construction sites located in and around Downtown Columbus and its adjacent neighborhoods. (Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2). Today we’re wrapping up this month’s photo set with projects located in Victorian Village, Weinland Park, the University District, Fifth by Northwest, Old North Columbus and […]

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Judgment Day: School Lunch

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Judgment Day: School Lunch

Adults like to have opinions on school lunch programs. The food should be organic. The food should be farm-fresh. The food should be low fat and nutrient dense. It needs to be more like the spa menu at Canyon Ranch. The food should be all sorts of things, but at the end of the day, […]

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Development Roundup: New Short North Proposals, Grandview Yard, Gateway, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: New Short North Proposals, Grandview Yard, Gateway, and More

Our Development Roundup feature is designed to keep you up to date on the latest proposals, approvals, delays and ribbon-cuttings. Look no further for incremental updates on the many projects we are tracking as well as short blurbs on some of the smaller or more far-flung developments that we have yet to cover. The expansion […]

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Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 2

Yesterday we showcased over two dozen construction photos from sites located in and around Downtown Columbus, Italian Village, the Short North, Arena District and points in between. Today we continue the series with a look at sites in Weinland Park, the University District, at the Ohio State University, the Discovery District and a few more […]

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Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 1

Urban development in Columbus is showing no sign of slowing. In the past month we’ve heard about plans for new projects at the White Castle in the Short North, a historic church building in Italian Village, a prominently located vacant building near OSU, a big expansion at the main Library Downtown, even more new residences […]

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Start Date Pushed Back on Cleveland Avenue BRT, Now Called CMAX

Brent Warren Brent Warren Start Date Pushed Back on Cleveland Avenue BRT, Now Called CMAX

COTA’s Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit project has a new name – CMAX – as well as new branding and preliminary station designs. It also has a slightly larger price tag and a delayed starting date. The new cost estimate for the project is $47.7 million, 80% of which would be covered by a Small […]

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The Atlantic Falls in Love with Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Atlantic Falls in Love with Columbus

The Atlantic is a historied cultural magazine with an online reputation as a leading voice in covering urban places and their related issues and trends. Multiple writers at The Atlantic have turned their attention to the city of Columbus during the month of October, publishing some very positive pieces about various facets of the city. […]

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