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Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Brent Warren Brent Warren Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Although plans appear to be in the early stages, the Stonehenge Company is looking to build on the current site of the Ibel Building at the corner of West Third Avenue and North High Street in the Short North. Architect Jonathan Barnes presented a proposal for a six-story, 32-unit apartment building to the Victorian Village […]

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Columbus Ranked as a Top Affordable Housing Market for Millennials

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked as a Top Affordable Housing Market for Millennials

The Columbus Metro Area is a rapidly growing region with over 20,000 new residents added every year. To accommodate that growth, local private developers are building thousands of new apartment units in dozens of apartment projects targeted primarily at Millennials and Empty Nesters / Baby Boomers who are looking for the flexibility that rentals provide. […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hard Hat Tour: Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

While we regularly post photo updates of the progress over at the new Columbus Museum of Art expansion in our Construction Roundup series, we rarely get a glimpse of the inside of the building. Today we were invited along on a hard hat construction tour of the large new wing of the museum as well as […]

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Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from Northstar

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from Northstar

The pace of development in Italian Village shows no signs of slowing any time soon. Wood Companies has proposed a five-story mixed-use building for 940 North High Street – the concept will be presented at tomorrow’s Italian Village Commission meeting, where commissioners will also weigh in on Borror Properties’ six-story Pearl Alley proposal. Both projects are […]

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CoGo Bike Share Expands Three Popular Station Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Bike Share Expands Three Popular Station Locations

While you spent your time relaxing this past weekend, the team at CoGo was busy working. The local bike share system upgraded three of its most popular station locations to add a bit of extra bike capacity to the system as the first phase of a larger expansion plan occurring this year. Four additional bike […]

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OSU Takes RAs on a Secret Tour of Columbus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea OSU Takes RAs on a Secret Tour of Columbus

On Friday night, 400 Ohio State University Resident Assistants boarded buses at North Market with no idea where they were going. “We have been told we’re going to 20 locations and we’re stopping at a couple of them,” said Alexa Norris, an RA from Coshocton. “Everything has been very secretive.” The secret bus tour was […]

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An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

 Dan Longerbone An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

Dear National Media, Recently it has come to your attention that Columbus, Georgia was in the running for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. No wait, not that Columbus, the one in South Carolina. Oh, that’s Columbia? Must be that one in Ohio then. Yes, Columbus, Ohio. You know, the state capital. OK, Columbia is a […]

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