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Library Scales Back Plans for New Northside Branch

Brent Warren Brent Warren Library Scales Back Plans for New Northside Branch

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has scaled back their plans for a new Northside branch at 1423 North High Street. They had previously considered building a multi-story, mixed-use building that would house the library on the first floor along with office space or apartments on the upper floors. Ben Zenitsky, Marketing & Communications Specialist for the […]

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Construction Roundup: September 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: September 2014

Every month we publish a photo series that documents the construction progress at various development sites throughout urban Columbus, showcasing the rapid evolution of our city through new apartments, new retail spaces, new offices, revamped streets, highways, greenspaces and cultural institutions. It’s always a challenge to capture everything, and this month we’ve slowed down a […]

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Long Street Retailers Upset About City Plans to Remove Parking Meters

Walker Evans Walker Evans Long Street Retailers Upset About City Plans to Remove Parking Meters

While High Street businesses have been fortunate to receive 120 new on-street parking meter spaces for customers to utilize, a group of retail businesses on Long Street are in the process of losing their spaces due to an upcoming construction project. Work is scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 4th on a Columbus Department of […]

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Realigned Cannon Drive Will Mean New Parkland, Development Around OSU Medical Campus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Realigned Cannon Drive Will Mean New Parkland, Development Around OSU Medical Campus

As construction progresses at a rapid pace on the north side of OSU’s campus – two new dorms at the corner of Lane Avenue and High Street and another at Lane and Neil Avenue are close to being topped out – planning continues for the eventual reshaping of a key entrance to the south end […]

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Orange Barrel Unveils First Wallscape Ad at New Headquarters

Walker Evans Walker Evans Orange Barrel Unveils First Wallscape Ad at New Headquarters

If you’ve spotted the massive concrete pillars that have risen west of Downtown Columbus this summer, and wondered to yourself what exactly those things are supposed to be, you’re not alone. Dozens of CU readers have emailed, tweeted and facebooked us over the past few months asking what exactly was rising high above this particular […]

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Proposal Calls for 65 Apartments in Citizens Building at Gay and High

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for 65 Apartments in Citizens Building at Gay and High

Edwards Companies has submitted plans to the Downtown Commission that call for a complete renovation of the Citizens Building at 51 North High Street. Many of the historic features of the building – such as the original two-story bank hall – would be restored, while the upper floors would be converted into 65 apartment units. […]

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Proposed Two-Story Giant Eagle Goes Back to Bexley Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposed Two-Story Giant Eagle Goes Back to Bexley Commission

The latest design for a two-story Giant Eagle on Main Street will be presented to the Bexley Planning Commission at its September 22nd meeting. Changes have been made to the design since it was presented last month – the commission tabled a vote on the proposal due to concerns about parking, traffic impacts, and the […]

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