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OSU Unveils Ambitious Nine-Acre Plan for 15th and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Unveils Ambitious Nine-Acre Plan for 15th and High

OSU unveiled a vision for redeveloping a nine-acre swath of land around the intersection of 15th Avenue and North High Street. The plan was announced yesterday by Campus Partners, the OSU-affiliated non profit that developed the South Campus Gateway, and it goes far beyond simply redeveloping the long-vacant Long’s Bookstore site. 15th Avenue would be […]

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Whole Foods Donates Nearly $75k to Area Food Pantries

Anne Evans Anne Evans Whole Foods Donates Nearly $75k to Area Food Pantries

And you helped make it happen! As a result of their holiday giving promotions that allow customers and others to purchase meals to help Columbus’ hungry residents, Whole Foods Market presented the Lutheran Social Services and the Broad Street Food Pantry with donations of $74,629 in non-perishable products. “It’s part of Whole Foods dedication to […]

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New Homes and Townhomes Planned for Grandview Heights

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Homes and Townhomes Planned for Grandview Heights

If there’s one thing that the City of Grandview Heights lacks, it’s new single family housing stock. The 100+ acre Grandview Yard development has added over 270 new apartment units to the city since 2012, but no homes for sale, until now. Wagenbrenner Development presented a proposal to the City of Grandview that would add […]

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COTA to Add Downtown-Airport Bus Line in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA to Add Downtown-Airport Bus Line in 2016

Currently, if you want to take the bus between the Convention Center and the Airport, you’ve got to hop on the south-bound #2 line to head east on Main Street and transfer to the #92 to head north on James/Stelzer Road. If that doesn’t already sound like a little bit of a hassle, then you […]

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Affordable Housing Proposed for Heyl School Site on South Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Affordable Housing Proposed for Heyl School Site on South Side

A proposal to redevelop the former Heyl Avenue Elementary School on the South Side calls for demolishing the building and replacing it with 58 units of affordable housing. The plan has already received a vote of approval from the South Side Area Commission and has been granted the necessary zoning variances, although the final go-ahead […]

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National Number Ones Recognized by The Columbus Foundation

Nick George, The Columbus Foundation Nick George, The Columbus Foundation National Number Ones Recognized by The Columbus Foundation

The Columbus community rallied behind a lengthy list of national champions and nationally-recognized individuals, teams, and organizations at The Columbus Foundation’s recent event. Celebrating the accomplishments of 2014, civic leaders and community members joined together to honor these champions, to lift up the community’s progress, and to envision an even bigger and better future Columbus. […]

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Ohio State Wants Students to Fall in Love with Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio State Wants Students to Fall in Love with Columbus

If you’re a new or future student at The Ohio State University, college officials want you to fall in love not just with your new school, but also with the City of Columbus as a whole. An effort to bridge the gap between “town and gown” began several years ago with the formation of a […]

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