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Renderings Released for Six-Story Pearl Street Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renderings Released for Six-Story Pearl Street Proposal

Borror Properties last night presented their latest proposal for the southeast corner of Pearl and Prescott streets to the Italian Village Commission. Submitted renderings show a six-story, predominantly glass building filling nearly the entire footprint of the site. The basic specs of the project – 13 condominiums, ranging from 1,100 to 2,800 square feet, with […]

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‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Brent Warren Brent Warren ‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Although tough choices about new street designs and bike lanes mean that cycling advocates and traffic engineers are often pitted against each other, a new collaboration between the City of Columbus and Yay Bikes has the two groups working – and riding – together. When Columbus Public Service Director Tracie Davies reached out to Yay […]

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Opinion: The “American Dream” is changing — It’s time to wake up to that

Neil Button Neil Button Opinion: The “American Dream” is changing — It’s time to wake up to that

With the end of 2014 in sight, Columbus remains the largest city in the United States without any form of rail transit. We’re also in 45th place out of America’s 52 largest cities in terms of per capita spending on bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure, according to the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In the face […]

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Four Story Apartment Building Proposed for Lane Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Four Story Apartment Building Proposed for Lane Avenue

An Edwards Communities proposal to build a four-story apartment building on Lane Avenue was recently given the green light from the University Area Commission zoning committee, clearing the way for the developer to bring the project before the full commission at its December 17th meeting. The plan calls for demolishing the two existing apartment buildings […]

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Second Phase of Bishop’s Walk Condos Selling Quickly Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Second Phase of Bishop’s Walk Condos Selling Quickly Downtown

After the Great Recession of 2007-2009, very few for-sale condos have been built in Downtown Columbus or the surrounding urban neighborhoods. Development has certainly bounced back in a big way in recent years, but the overwhelming number of new living spaces are nearly all constructed as for-rent apartment units. That means that the second phase […]

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The Normandy Wraps Construction, Continues with Leasing

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Normandy Wraps Construction, Continues with Leasing

The Normandy is the first of two new 130-unit five-story apartment buildings located on the Long Street side of Downtown’s Neighborhood Launch development, and the final bits of construction are in the process of being wrapped up. The first tenants began moving into the building on August 1st, and is currently just over one-third occupied. “Leasing […]

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More Gay Street Condos to Break Ground in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Gay Street Condos to Break Ground in 2015

With the latest batch of condo units rapidly selling out prior to their completion, the Neighborhood Launch development in Downtown Columbus may see even more ground breaking this spring to continue that trend. Eclipse Real Estate Group President Kim Ulle informed us that a new row of 14 for-sale townhomes are planned behind The Welsh, mid-block between […]

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