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Seven-Story Apartment Building Moving Forward on Oak Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Seven-Story Apartment Building Moving Forward on Oak Street

It’s official — the three story-brick building located at 330 East Oak Street is slated to be torn down. The demolition was originally tabled when proposed last year due to the lack of a replacement plan. In March, a new plan was presented by local developers at The Stonehenge Company, which called for the replacement […]

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Construction Roundup: May 2015 Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: May 2015 Part 2

The second half of this month’s Construction Roundup includes photos from Grandview Yard, Trotter’s Gate in Harrison West, Harrison Park, The Dennison, Truberry on Summit, Truberry on Second, Neighborhood Launch, OSU’s North Campus Redevelopment and more. As always, you can keep up with the latest development announcements HERE, and jump into the ongoing development discussion on […]

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Construction Roundup: May 2015 Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: May 2015 Part 1

The summer construction season is in full swing. If you missed out on our Urban Living Tour last month, then you have a chance to catch up virtually today with construction photos from Jeffrey Park, The View on Fifth, Grant Commons, Grant Park, Bishop’s Walk, The Columbus Museum of Art, and more. As always, you […]

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Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion

The city’s new Connect Columbus initiative got started last month with multiple “plan van” appearances around town and a series of meetings on the west side. Among the proposals and ideas discussed is a look at four different “premium transit” scenarios. Should Columbus pursue a straight-line light rail system like Salt Lake City, or a […]

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The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Walker Evans Walker Evans The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Borror Prorperties unveiled their newest project last Thursday, which includes a mix of office space and apartment units slated for the far west end of Nationwide Boulevard in an expansion area of The Arena District that some have dubbed “Pen West”. While Borror’s five-and-a-half acre development proposal is impressive in size, it’s actually just one […]

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Construction to Start Soon on 25 For-Sale Townhomes in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction to Start Soon on 25 For-Sale Townhomes in Italian Village

The white-hot Italian Village real estate market will soon see another 25 for-sale units, with construction scheduled to start in June on 25 Jeffrey Park. The new development, which has been brought before the Italian Village Commission multiple times over the course of the last year, will occupy a one-acre section of land between Auden […]

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Tony Collins Takes Over as Columbus Parks Director

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Tony Collins Takes Over as Columbus Parks Director

After serving 11 years as Gahanna’s Director of Recreation and Parks, Tony Collins has been chosen to lead Columbus’ parks department as current Director Alan McKnight retires. The Recreation and Parks Commission appointed Collins to the position on Tuesday with Mayor Michael Coleman calling him, “a strong leader with an extensive background in recreation and […]

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