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Plan for North Broadway Development Presented to Neighborhood

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for North Broadway Development Presented to Neighborhood

Representatives of Northstar Realty presented details of their proposed five-story, mixed-use development at the southwest corner of North Broadway and High Street to a roomful of interested – and somewhat concerned – residents last night. The meeting, hosted by the new group Positively Clintonville, was meant to provide information about the proposal and solicit feedback […]

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Lifestyle Communities Interested in More RiverSouth Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lifestyle Communities Interested in More RiverSouth Development

Last week it was revealed that the two-building LC RiverSouth development Downtown would be expanding in scope by another two floors, bringing the total number of apartment units to 243. While the news was certainly a surprise, even more surprising was the inclusion of yet-to-be-announced five-story building located southeast of the LC RiverSouth development site. […]

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Construction Roundup: March 2015 Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: March 2015 Part 2

With no shortage in development news over the past year, we’re unsurprised to see no shortage in construction sites throughout the inner city as well. Nearly every area — from Harrison West to Franklinton to Gay Street to Lane Avenue is seeing a flurry of development activity that includes new offices, new apartments, new for-sale […]

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Construction Roundup: March 2015 Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: March 2015 Part 1

With no shortage in development news over the past year, we’re unsurprised to see no shortage in construction sites throughout the inner city as well. Nearly every area — from Harrison West to Franklinton to Gay Street to Lane Avenue is seeing a flurry of development activity that includes new offices, new apartments, new for-sale […]

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Idea Forge: Local Leaders Can Adopt Clean Energy Solutions

Tremaine Phillips Tremaine Phillips Idea Forge: Local Leaders Can Adopt Clean Energy Solutions

On Thursday, April 2nd, Forge Columbus is partnering with Small Business Majority to host a business roundtable that will outline opportunities for our city’s community businesses to engage in the adoption of clean energy solutions. Last year, Ohio suffered major setbacks to the state’s once burgeoning clean energy sector. The Ohio legislature passed a set […]

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CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

While CoGo will not be expanding to cover the entire campus of The Ohio State University this year, it will still be expanding to other high-demand areas throughout the central city. Plans to add new stations first surfaced back in December, and a meeting this past week between City administrators and CoGo management helped to […]

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Seven-Story Apartment Building Proposed for Oak Street Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Seven-Story Apartment Building Proposed for Oak Street Downtown

Preliminary plans were submitted to the Downtown Commission on Tuesday to demolish a three-story brick building at 330 East Oak Street and replace it with a seven-story, 100-unit apartment building with an underground parking garage. The Stonehenge Company has been brought on to develop the project and is close to purchasing the site from the […]

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