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Borror Properties Unveils 5.5 Acre Mixed-Use Project Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Borror Properties Unveils 5.5 Acre Mixed-Use Project Downtown

Doug Borror, the CEO of local development company Borror Properties, recently told us the story of his own personal relocation from Dublin to The Short North, which ended up sparking a major change in the company’s business strategies for investing in development opportunities. “It was a beautiful April night in 2013, and I was sitting […]

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Mixed-Use Development Moving Forward in Clintonville

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development Moving Forward in Clintonville

Local developer Crawford Hoying is moving forward with a three-story mixed-use development at the southeast corner of North High Street and Weisheimer Road in northern Clintonville. The top two floors will contain eight market-rate apartments while the entire ground floor will be occupied by Bareburger’s second Columbus location. The site, which is just over half […]

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Photos: Urban Living Tour 2015

 Mollie Lyman Photos: Urban Living Tour 2015

Editor’s Note by Walker Evans: On Sunday, May 17th, over 610 people participated in Columbus Underground’s second Urban Living Tour event, which featured over 30 stops at new apartments, condos and other urban amenities throughout Downtown, The Short North, Italian Village, Grandview Heights and the surrounding neighborhoods. Tour goers were able to view a mix of […]

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Pop-Up Shipping Container Park Coming to Franklinton This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pop-Up Shipping Container Park Coming to Franklinton This Summer

While the long-term plans for the land located just south of 400 West Rich Street call for several new mixed-use apartment buildings, the land won’t be sitting empty in the short term. During yesterday’s East Franklinton Review Board meeting, representatives from CASTO proposed a pop-up shipping container part that was met with unanimous approval by […]

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Franklinton Review Board Pushes New Development to Go Bigger

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklinton Review Board Pushes New Development to Go Bigger

Representatives from CASTO presented plans this afternoon for conceptual review of their first phase of a larger 11.5 acre mixed-use collaborative development planned in East Franklinton. The proposal was given a first look by the East Franklinton Review Board, who generally seemed to like the plan, but asked to see more consideration given to specific […]

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Lucas Lofts Development Approved in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lucas Lofts Development Approved in Franklinton

In February, a new 69-unit residential building known as Lucas Lofts was proposed for East Franklinton, next door to 400 West Rich Street, and this afternoon the project got the greenlight from the East Franklinton Review Board. Over the past three months, the project has seen minor updates from developer Urban Smart Growth, mostly with […]

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Details Revealed on Five-Story 310-Unit Mixed-Use Buildings in East Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Details Revealed on Five-Story 310-Unit Mixed-Use Buildings in East Franklinton

The first two phases of the development of the former Riverside-Bradley public housing site will go in front of the East Franklinton Review Board at tonight’s monthly meeting, calling for the construction of two large five-story buildings south of Rich Street along the Scioto River. Together, the buildings would house approximately 310 residential units, over […]

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