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Realtors and Developers Work to Close Gap in Mid-Range Housing Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Realtors and Developers Work to Close Gap in Mid-Range Housing Market

If you’re looking to purchase a starter home in Columbus, you have your work cut out for you. As home prices continue to climb and for-sale housing inventory continues to disappear, most builders and developers have turned their attention to the higher end of the market, leaving the middle-class with fewer and fewer options. In […]

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Kaufman Development Announces 10-Story Mixed-Use Project in Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kaufman Development Announces 10-Story Mixed-Use Project in Short North

Earlier this year, Kaufman Development purchased the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building located on Second Avenue, just off High Street in Victorian Village. Today, we’re getting a first look at what they plan to do with both the building and its large parking lot that faces Price Avenue. A development proposal unveiled this morning […]

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New Kaufman Development Project Moving Forward in Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Kaufman Development Project Moving Forward in Franklinton

Kaufman Development’s proposal to build a five-story mixed-use building at 500 West Broad Street has cleared its first hurdle, receiving overall approval last week from the East Franklinton Review Board. The project’s unusual site plan – a six-story building would face Broad but its shape would created a series of angled plazas, while a more […]

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Phase Two of Yankee Trader Renovations to Start Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren Phase Two of Yankee Trader Renovations to Start Soon

Renovation work will be starting soon on two historic buildings at the northwest corner of Vine and North High streets, marking the second phase of work on what is now being referred to as the Yankee Block — the three buildings once occupied by the Yankee Trader carnival supply business and novelty store. Two retail […]

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Over $500 Million in New Construction Under Way in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over $500 Million in New Construction Under Way in Downtown Columbus

The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District recently released their mid-year report, detailing the ongoing evolution of Downtown Columbus during the first half of 2016. The organization calculated a total of $501 million worth of development that is currently under construction, and another $1.2 billion still in the development pipeline, waiting to begin. Over half of […]

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Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

The City of Columbus is moving ahead with plans to change the zoning code to better reflect recommendations made in the University District Plan. That plan was adopted in 2015 after more than a year’s worth of community meetings, but discrepancies between its recommendations and existing zoning (which the plan did not change) have been […]

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Pavey Project Going for Variance, Preservation Easement Sought

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pavey Project Going for Variance, Preservation Easement Sought

The View on Pavey Square continues to work its way through the approval process, and many neighbors of the proposed Old North development continue to be mad about it. The latest proposal calls for a six-story building set behind the six original brick houses that line High Street between West Oakland and West Northwood Avenues. […]

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