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Columbus Makes Finalist List for Amazon HQ2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Makes Finalist List for Amazon HQ2

Columbus, along with 19 other North American cities, has made the finalist list for the $5 billion Amazon HQ2 mega-project that will add eight million square feet of office space and bring 50,000 high-paying jobs to one city. Columbus is the only city in Ohio to make the cut. Other cities and regions still in […]

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New Transit Startup Coming to Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Transit Startup Coming to Columbus

Chariot, a commuter shuttle service that offers rides in 14-passenger vans, is starting operations in Columbus on Monday. Launched in San Francisco in 2014 and acquired by Ford in 2016, the startup currently operates in New York, Seattle, Austin and San Antonio. The initial service in Columbus will include six private routes offering rush hour […]

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Renaissance Westerville Hotel Opening in April

Walker Evans Walker Evans Renaissance Westerville Hotel Opening in April

The Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel (or, Renaissance Westerville for short) is currently under construction just off of Polaris Parkway, with a slated grand opening planned for April. This new regional hotel will boast 222 rooms and 15,000 square feet of meeting/banquet hall space. Additional amenities include a full service restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool and […]

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Proposal Submitted for Former Patrick J’s/White Castle Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Submitted for Former Patrick J’s/White Castle Site

Borror Properties has submitted plans to redevelop a prominent site that straddles the University District/Clintonville line. The parcels, which once held a White Castle restaurant and Patrick J’s bar, are located at 2711 and 2725 N. High St. The proposal calls for a mixed-use development featuring 53 residential units, about 11,000 square feet of office […]

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Fast Forward: Olde Towne East & Franklin Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: Olde Towne East & Franklin Park

The renaissance of the Olde Towne East neighborhood on the Near East Side of Columbus began decades ago, but is certainly far from finished. This geographically large area is primarily a residential neighborhood, known for its 100-plus year old housing stock, but with a lot of room for new buildings on empty lots sprinkled throughout. […]

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More New Condos Coming to Olde Towne East

Brent Warren Brent Warren More New Condos Coming to Olde Towne East

More new condos are on the way in Olde Towne East. Nineteen units are scheduled to be completed by July of this year at the corner of Oak Street and South Ohio Avenue. The units are being developed by Gallas Zadeh Development and Mulberry, the same team behind a 15-unit project just down the street […]

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Renovation Planned for Historic Franklin Avenue Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation Planned for Historic Franklin Avenue Building

A proposal to renovate a former car dealership on the Near East Side is working its way through the city’s approval process. The plan calls for 15 residential units on the second floor, about 7,550 square feet of first floor commercial space and three small outdoor patios. The first floor of the building, located at […]

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