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COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

More and more people are riding COTA this year, thanks in part to the new CBUS Circulator route that launched in May. The Central Ohio Transit Authority announced today that monthly ridership totals hit 1.8 million in both September and October, which is the highest monthly level since January 2004. Additionally, year-to-date ridership is up […]

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Construction Roundup: November 2014 — Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: November 2014 — Part 1

The year is quickly coming to a close. Soon we’ll be featuring our year-end roundups that look back at the changes that have occurred in Columbus throughout all of 2014, but until then we’ve got one more monthly summary from the world of construction and development within our city. Some of these projects are inching […]

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Neighborhood Launch Plans to Add Six-Story Storage Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Neighborhood Launch Plans to Add Six-Story Storage Building

The Edwards Companies and Brexton Construction announced today plans to add a six-story storage unit building to the ongoing Neighborhood Launch project in Downtown Columbus. The units would service Downtown residents looking for extra room that they may not have built into smaller apartments or condos. “We see growing demand for storage Downtown,” said Tim Galvin, […]

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Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Brent Warren Brent Warren Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Although nothing is scheduled and the funding has yet to be secured, the city is planning significant streetscape-improvement projects for Spring and Long streets Downtown. That could mean a road diet – similar to the recent changes to Nationwide Boulevard – as well as improvements to the bike lanes that were recently painted on both […]

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New Downtown Report Details Continual Neighborhood Growth

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Downtown Report Details Continual Neighborhood Growth

A lot of time, effort, and energy has been invested in the revitalization of Downtown Columbus in the past decade. A lot of money has been invested too — $1.9 billion to be exact, according to the freshly released Downtown Columbus Economic Development Update Report for the Third Quarter of 2014, prepared by the Capital […]

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Grand Opening to Showcase New Market-Rate Homes in Weinland Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Grand Opening to Showcase New Market-Rate Homes in Weinland Park

Wagenbrenner Development is hosting a party on Sunday to show off the completed model home in their Grant Park development. The project, which first broke ground late last year, marks the first foray into new market-rate housing for the developer in Weinland Park. The plan is to eventually build 41 single family houses on the […]

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Pizzuti Teams up with Northstar Café on Lane Avenue Development

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Pizzuti Teams up with Northstar Café on Lane Avenue Development

Upper Arlington’s rapidly growing Lane Avenue area is set to be the location of a new Northstar Café in the near future. Northstar owners Kevin, Katie, and Darren Malhame have submitted plans to open at 1515 West Lane Avenue in a new two-story 13,432 square-foot building developed by The Pizzuti Companies, which will include a […]

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