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Local Real Estate Sector Expected to Remain on Growth Track in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Real Estate Sector Expected to Remain on Growth Track in 2015

The Columbus chapter of the Urban Land Institute released their 2015 Real Estate predictions last week, providing an industry forecast as to what may take place in the region within the realm of development and construction in the year to come. The report is compiled based on a survey of local real estate professionals, city […]

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Construction Roundup: November 2014 — Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: November 2014 — Part 2

Yesterday we gave you part one of this month’s construction roundup, and as expected, today brings us part two. As always, you can keep up with the latest development announcements HERE, and jump into the ongoing development discussion on our messageboard over HERE. This month’s roundup features photos and updates on some of the following projects under […]

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Short North Gaining 25 Parking Meters in December

Walker Evans Walker Evans Short North Gaining 25 Parking Meters in December

Holiday shopping in The Short North is getting a little bit easier this year with the addition of 25 new parking meters in the district on Friday, December 5th — which happens to also be the day before this year’s Holiday Hop event. The new meters will be scattered throughout the neighborhood, mostly on High […]

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Reporter Brent Warren Wins Community Shares Media Award

Walker Evans Walker Evans Reporter Brent Warren Wins Community Shares Media Award

Community Shares of Mid Ohio hosted their “Covering the Story” media awards recognition breakfast last Thursday, honoring several local journalists and reporters including Columbus Underground’s own Brent Warren. The award was given to recognize efforts to build community awareness and public support for nonprofits through fair, high-quality news coverage. “Community Shares recognizes the needs of […]

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Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts

Walker Evans Walker Evans Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts

Three local Columbus development organizations were awarded over $200,000 in grants from the city’s Green Columbus Fund at yesterday’s City Council meeting. That includes a grant for $135,990 for the Day Companies to redevelop and restore three commercial buildings Downtown, known as the long-vacant Madison’s department store. The company acquired the properties two weeks ago […]

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COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

More and more people are riding COTA this year, thanks in part to the new CBUS Circulator route that launched in May. The Central Ohio Transit Authority announced today that monthly ridership totals hit 1.8 million in both September and October, which is the highest monthly level since January 2004. Additionally, year-to-date ridership is up […]

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Construction Roundup: November 2014 — Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: November 2014 — Part 1

The year is quickly coming to a close. Soon we’ll be featuring our year-end roundups that look back at the changes that have occurred in Columbus throughout all of 2014, but until then we’ve got one more monthly summary from the world of construction and development within our city. Some of these projects are inching […]

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