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Jeff Speck on Building Walkable Neighborhoods in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Jeff Speck on Building Walkable Neighborhoods in Columbus

The Great Placemakers Lab kicks off Tuesday, September 16th at the Westin Great Southern Hotel downtown. Organizers promise a diverse lineup of speakers, neighborhood tours and activities, all united by the common theme of building great neighborhoods. One facet of a great neighborhood is its walkability, and Jeff Speck may be the foremost expert on […]

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Proposal Calls For Replacing Donatos Building in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls For Replacing Donatos Building in Short North

A new proposal from Elford Development calls for demolishing the 1990′s-era Donatos building at 920 North High Street in the Short North. Replacing the existing one-story building would be a two-story structure featuring a redesigned Donatos as well as space for three additional retail or office tenants. The latest details of the proposal will be […]

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Construction to Start Soon on Trotter’s Gate Project in Harrison West

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction to Start Soon on Trotter’s Gate Project in Harrison West

Construction is set to begin soon on a 144-unit apartment complex in Harrison West. The development — dubbed Trotter’s Gate in homage to the US Trotting Association offices that have occupied the site for decades — will consist of six three-story apartment buildings as well as a clubhouse, swimming pool, and about 1,200 square feet […]

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First Phase of The Dennison in Victorian Village Almost Complete

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Phase of The Dennison in Victorian Village Almost Complete

The first residents of the Dennison in Victorian Village should be moving in by the end of the month. Work on the former Leafy Dale building at 789 Dennison Avenue is wrapping up after more than a year of construction. Construction will continue, though, on the new-build portion of the project, which will add a […]

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Mark Wood on the Past, Present and Future of the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mark Wood on the Past, Present and Future of the Short North

It’s been almost three years since we last checked in with Short North developer Mark Wood, President of the Wood Companies. At that time, construction was just starting on the addition of three floors of apartments to the existing single-story retail building at 937-951 North High Street. Not only is that project now fully complete (and the […]

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Columbus Landmarks 2014 Design Awards Finalists Announced

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Landmarks 2014 Design Awards Finalists Announced

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation announced its five finalists for the annual James B. Recchie Design Awards, which honors local architecture that showcases excellence in design. The five finalists include:  The Cristo Rey Columbus High School (Architect/Designer: Schooley Caldwell Associates),  Columbus Metropolitan Library Driving Park Branch (Architect/Designer: NBBJ), The Jack (Architect/Designer: WSA Studio), Columbus City Schools Linden-McKinley STEM Academy (Architect/Designer: […]

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Fifth Avenue Dam Removal and Olentangy River Restoration Project Complete

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fifth Avenue Dam Removal and Olentangy River Restoration Project Complete

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is commonly referred to as “Bikin’ Mike” due to his commitment to biking infrastructure and common spandex-clan sightings. Today, he can add “Canoein’ Mike” to his dossier, as he arrived at a press conference this morning where local officials celebrated the completion of the Olentangy River Restoration Project. “This project is a […]

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