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Construction Roundup: August 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: August 2015

Summer is rapidly coming to a close, but there’s been a lot of progress on new development projects all over Columbus throughout the warm weather season. A quick look back to May’s photo gallery reveals how much can change in just three months. For our August installment, we’ve capture photographs of the latest at Nationwide […]

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New Five-Story Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Five-Story Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed Downtown

Two local development companies are teaming up to add more apartments and retail to Downtown Columbus. Bluestone Brothers and Crawford Hoying presented plans for a new five-story mixed-use apartment building at the corner of East Town Street and South Fifth Street, located just two blocks east of Columbus Commons. The $13 million project would replace […]

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Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed for Exile Space in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed for Exile Space in Italian Village

Local developer Mulberry will be bringing a proposal to the Italian Village Commission this month to tear down the building containing the Exile Bar at 901 North Fourth Street. Preliminary plans call for replacing it with a five-story, 24-unit apartment building featuring ground-floor retail. The fifth story of the building would be set back from […]

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The Olympic Development Approved in Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Olympic Development Approved in Clintonville

After a year of public meetings and design revisions, The Olympic mixed-use development has now been approved by the Clintonville Area Commission, the Clintonville Zoning Committee and Columbus City Council. The project was originally proposed with more units, less parking and a bolder design, but neighborhood concerns about all three put the project on hold […]

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Project Update: Barrett Middle School Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Barrett Middle School Site

With remediation work well underway on the Barrett Middle School building in Merion Village, Columbus Underground recently got a look inside the historic building. Hilary Deason of Casto – the developer of the project along with Homeport – pointed out original features like tin ceilings, large windows, and hard wood flooring. She explained that as […]

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Downtown Apartment Market Maintains 95% Occupancy Rate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Apartment Market Maintains 95% Occupancy Rate

Downtown Columbus has added hundreds of new apartment units every year for the past several years, and the demand for rental housing shows no sign of slowing. According to a new report released today by the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, the Downtown market has an apartment occupancy rate of 95%. “I don’t know why, […]

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Apartment Rental Rates in Columbus Have Grown by 25% Since 2011

Walker Evans Walker Evans Apartment Rental Rates in Columbus Have Grown by 25% Since 2011

According to a new study published at Medium.com, both rental rates and house prices have risen in America since 2011, while wages have not kept pace. This means that many cities are growing more unaffordable to live in when trying to strike an appropriate balance on personal housing costs. In Columbus, rental rates have climbed […]

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