Our City Online

Metro

A healthy mix of news and opinion on urban development, city planning, smart growth and transportation networks.

Borror Updates State Street Development Project, Seeks Approval

Walker Evans Walker Evans Borror Updates State Street Development Project, Seeks Approval

A six-story mixed-use development that was announced in November will be returning for its second review by the Downtown Commission during tomorrow’s monthly meeting. Local developer Borror has submitted updated visuals to go with their presentation. If approved in its current form, the new development would see the demolition of several existing buildings, which historic […]

No Comments

The Confluence Cast: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

What is the role of a conductor in helping an orchestra perform to the best of its ability? I sat down with David Danzmayr, music director of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, for an engaging conversation about his surprising journey from Austrian piano prodigy to American music director, how ProMusica impressed him with its singular focus and […]

No Comments

Millennial Tower Project Returns to Commission Seeking Approval

Walker Evans Walker Evans Millennial Tower Project Returns to Commission Seeking Approval

Nearly two years after it was formally announced, the Millennial Tower project could potentially be approved for development as early as next week. The most noteworthy change in the newest renderings submitted to the Downtown Commission is the removal of the controversial LED billboards, and the replacement with LED blade signs. After multiple resubmissions, the […]

No Comments

New Eight-Story Building Planned Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Eight-Story Building Planned Downtown

Plans to construct a new eight-story mixed-use residential building at 195 E. Main St. were uncovered yesterday as the project has officially been submitted for review by the Downtown Commission. If constructed as planned, the building would include an 8,800 square foot ground-floor retail space with a sidewalk cafe-style patio, a second-story amenity space and […]

No Comments

The Mid-Sized Cities on Amazon’s HQ2 List Might Have the Best Shot

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Mid-Sized Cities on Amazon’s HQ2 List Might Have the Best Shot

“Overlook us at your own peril.” Steve Schoeny, Director of the Columbus Department of Development, didn’t mince words when talking about the Amazon HQ2 proposal announcement on a phone call with Columbus Underground yesterday afternoon. His quote above was in direct response to the reaction by national media outlets like The New York Times that […]

No Comments

Neighbors Opposed to Proposed Check Cashing Store at Broad and James

Brent Warren Brent Warren Neighbors Opposed to Proposed Check Cashing Store at Broad and James

A proposal to build a check-cashing outlet on a prominent corner in Eastmoor has neighbors concerned. Charlotte, North Carolina-based Primax Properties has submitted plans to the City of Columbus to build a 2,500 square foot PLS Financial Services location at the southwest corner of East Broad Street and South James Road. Michelle Santuomo, president of […]

No Comments

Yes, The Amazon HQ2 Project Would Increase Your Rent

Walker Evans Walker Evans Yes, The Amazon HQ2 Project Would Increase Your Rent

Yesterday, it was revealed that Columbus was one of the top 20 finalist cities to make the short list of site locations where Amazon may build its new $5 billion HQ2 project. We don’t know when the final announcement will be made as to which city will be selected, but we do know that any […]

No Comments

1 2 3 568

metro categories