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Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 3

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 3

Over the past two days, we’ve showcased photos from construction sites located in and around Downtown Columbus and its adjacent neighborhoods. (Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2). Today we’re wrapping up this month’s photo set with projects located in Victorian Village, Weinland Park, the University District, Fifth by Northwest, Old North Columbus and […]

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Development Roundup: New Short North Proposals, Grandview Yard, Gateway, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: New Short North Proposals, Grandview Yard, Gateway, and More

Our Development Roundup feature is designed to keep you up to date on the latest proposals, approvals, delays and ribbon-cuttings. Look no further for incremental updates on the many projects we are tracking as well as short blurbs on some of the smaller or more far-flung developments that we have yet to cover. The expansion […]

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Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 2

Yesterday we showcased over two dozen construction photos from sites located in and around Downtown Columbus, Italian Village, the Short North, Arena District and points in between. Today we continue the series with a look at sites in Weinland Park, the University District, at the Ohio State University, the Discovery District and a few more […]

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Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: October 2014 – Part 1

Urban development in Columbus is showing no sign of slowing. In the past month we’ve heard about plans for new projects at the White Castle in the Short North, a historic church building in Italian Village, a prominently located vacant building near OSU, a big expansion at the main Library Downtown, even more new residences […]

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New Museum Design Approved, Demolition of Old Vets Memorial Set to Begin

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Museum Design Approved, Demolition of Old Vets Memorial Set to Begin

The plan by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) to remake the Scioto Pennisula took another step forward this week as the Downtown Commission approved the demolition of the existing Vets Memorial auditorium and convention facility at 300 West Broad Street. The commission also approved the latest design for its immediate replacement; an Ohio Veterans […]

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Short North White Castle to be Redeveloped

Walker Evans Walker Evans Short North White Castle to be Redeveloped

On April 1st, we announced that the Short North White Castle would be torn down and replaced with a new mixed-use apartment development. Of course, that was an April Fools Day joke. Today, we’re reporting that the Short North White Castle will be torn down and replaced with a new mixed-use apartment development. This time, no […]

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Mayor Coleman Proposes Harsh Punishments for Negligent Landlords

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman Proposes Harsh Punishments for Negligent Landlords

The office of Mayor Michael Coleman has announced an aggressive new plan to fight urban decay in Columbus. According to a press release issued by the Mayor’s office Monday, the proposal would allow the city to penalize owners of unsafe properties to the tune of $1,000 a day until the properties are brought to acceptable […]

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