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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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Proposal Calls for Condos in Historic Church, New Townhomes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Condos in Historic Church, New Townhomes

A new proposal calls for the conversion of a historic Italian Village church into eight condominiums. The vacant lot next door to the church would see two new, four-story buildings. Together the new buildings would hold 14 townhome-style condominiums, each with parking on the first floor and three floors of living space above. The proposal […]

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Opinion: RiverSouth is Ideal for Innovation District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: RiverSouth is Ideal for Innovation District

As Brent Warren reported on Thursday, Troy Miller spent his final days on Columbus City Council studying the feasibility of creating an Innovation District plan in Columbus, which would encourage the creation of a centralized cluster of entrepreneur-focused facilities. That could include startup incubators, business accelerators, industry-specific development hubs, shared resource and co-working spaces, and […]

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GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

 Stephen Woosley GCAC Presents: Mind Playing Tricks on Me

I remember when The Geto Boys 1991 hit Mind Playing Tricks on Me came out. Yeah, I’m old. And yeah, I’m so old it was back when MTV showed videos all the time. And this one was in heavy rotation. And for good reason, it was a great song and the video was captivating. Don’t […]

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Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

The Short North, Franklinton or Downtown could one day be home to an “Innovation District” – a cluster of buildings offering office space, living quarters and complementary businesses that together local leaders hope would provide a boost to the city’s entrepreneurial culture. Former City Councilmember Troy Miller commissioned a feasibility study on the idea, and […]

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Proposal Would Redevelop Two Long-Vacant Campus Apartment Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Would Redevelop Two Long-Vacant Campus Apartment Buildings

A Buckeye Real Estate proposal calls for the redevelopment of two long-vacant apartment buildings south of the Ohio State University campus. New apartments, townhomes, and parking would be added to the back of the two structures – a three-and-a-half story brick building at 1509 North High Street and a two-story row house behind it that […]

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The Jack Building Honored with 2014 Design Award

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Jack Building Honored with 2014 Design Award

Five Columbus properties were named last month as finalists for the annual James B. Recchie Design Award, but in the end there can only be one winner. The Columbus Landmarks Foundation announced The Jack as their winner tonight, honoring the small-but-significant Brewery District building that has taken on new life as a mixed-use office and […]

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