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City Offices to Move into Former Bob Evans HQ on South Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Offices to Move into Former Bob Evans HQ on South Side

Since 2011, the former Bob Evans Headquarters building at 3700 South High Street has sat empty on the city’s south side when the company relocated to New Albany. Yesterday, Columbus City Council authorized legislation to move the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) into the building to enable its expansion. “After four long years […]

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Development Roundup: New Parks, Bridges, Apartments, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: New Parks, Bridges, Apartments, and More

Our Development Roundup feature is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest proposals, approvals, delays and ribbon-cuttings. Whether it’s incremental updates on the many projects we are tracking, or short blurbs on some of the smaller or more far-flung developments that we have yet to cover, the aim of the roundup is to keep you informed. […]

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Construction Roundup: July 2015 Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: July 2015 Part 2

After taking a break in June, our monthly Construction Roundup photo series is back in action in July! Part two of the roundup includes photo updates from The View on Fifth, Grandview Yard, The Dennison, 40 West, Neighborhood Launch, The Jerome, the Columbus Museum of Art expansion, the North Residential District project at OSU, and […]

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Construction Roundup: July 2015 Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: July 2015 Part 1

Our popular Construction Roundup photo series took the month of June off, and lots of people noticed immediately. We heard about its disappearance via email, social media and comments here on the site, so we hope that everyone is happy to see its return for July! It’s been interesting to see the difference that two […]

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Rich Street Building Being Renovated with Eye Toward Strong Downtown Office Market

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rich Street Building Being Renovated with Eye Toward Strong Downtown Office Market

The new owner of 145 East Rich Street — a historic, four-story building that sits just a block east of Columbus Commons — is currently renovating the building with an eye toward the strong Downtown office market. Michael A. Tomko said that he had originally considered residential with ground-floor retail for the building, but the […]

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Where are the Jobs in Columbus?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Where are the Jobs in Columbus?

Looking for a job in the Central Ohio market? Then Robert Manduca has something that might be able to help you out. This Harvard student has created an interactive map of the US with pinpoints representing all job locations (from the 2010 census) across the country, separated by job type. The result is a visualization that […]

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Columbus Named 15th Hottest Real Estate Market in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Named 15th Hottest Real Estate Market in US

If you’ve bought a home (or attempted to buy a home) in recent months, then you’ve probably already realized that the local housing market has heated back up quite a bit here in Central Ohio. Realtor.com confirmed that in a recent evaluation of the top housing markets in the US, where Columbus clocked in at number […]

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