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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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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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