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Library Scales Back Plans for New Northside Branch

Brent Warren Brent Warren Library Scales Back Plans for New Northside Branch

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has scaled back their plans for a new Northside branch at 1423 North High Street. They had previously considered building a multi-story, mixed-use building that would house the library on the first floor along with office space or apartments on the upper floors. Ben Zenitsky, Marketing & Communications Specialist for the […]

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Opinion: What Do You Consider Local Food?

 Shawn Fiegelist Opinion: What Do You Consider Local Food?

How do you define local food? How far can it travel before it isn’t considered local? Is it grown in your home state? Is it organic? What is a fair price? These questions are packed with food for thought. I don’t bother much defining local food. I think about it being organic. I like it […]

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Construction Roundup: September 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: September 2014

Every month we publish a photo series that documents the construction progress at various development sites throughout urban Columbus, showcasing the rapid evolution of our city through new apartments, new retail spaces, new offices, revamped streets, highways, greenspaces and cultural institutions. It’s always a challenge to capture everything, and this month we’ve slowed down a […]

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Some Parking Meters to be Saved for Long Street Retailers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Some Parking Meters to be Saved for Long Street Retailers

As we reported yesterday, a group of Long Street retailers have spent the past few days worried about the possibility of losing the on-street metered parking directly in front of their businesses. Their concerns have been heard by city officials, who have worked quickly to propose a solution. “I just got done with a team […]

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Long Street Retailers Upset About City Plans to Remove Parking Meters

Walker Evans Walker Evans Long Street Retailers Upset About City Plans to Remove Parking Meters

While High Street businesses have been fortunate to receive 120 new on-street parking meter spaces for customers to utilize, a group of retail businesses on Long Street are in the process of losing their spaces due to an upcoming construction project. Work is scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 4th on a Columbus Department of […]

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18 More Parking Meters Being Added to High Street Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans 18 More Parking Meters Being Added to High Street Downtown

It’s gotten a lot easier to park on High Street in Downtown Columbus in the past two years. Since 2012, 102 new parking meters have been added to the street through several rollout phases, and the final addition will take place tomorrow with 18 more going into service. The installation includes 14 new meters along […]

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Realigned Cannon Drive Will Mean New Parkland, Development Around OSU Medical Campus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Realigned Cannon Drive Will Mean New Parkland, Development Around OSU Medical Campus

As construction progresses at a rapid pace on the north side of OSU’s campus – two new dorms at the corner of Lane Avenue and High Street and another at Lane and Neil Avenue are close to being topped out – planning continues for the eventual reshaping of a key entrance to the south end […]

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