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Changes Recommended for Tax Abatement Programs

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes Recommended for Tax Abatement Programs

A new draft report takes a comprehensive look at how the City of Columbus incentivizes development and makes some recommendations on ways to change the system to benefit more neighborhoods. One of those recommendations calls for taking a portion of the benefit that developers currently get for building in the Short North and directing it […]

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New Project to Use Shipping Containers to Build Single Family Homes

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Project to Use Shipping Containers to Build Single Family Homes

The team behind the Cargominium project – a 25-unit apartment building made out of shipping containers – has announced plans to build single family homes using the same material. “We are planning to build nine homes on Bassett Avenue, between Old Leonard Avenue and Fifth Avenue,” said Derrick Pryor of AES Development, the co-developer, along […]

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Some Question Why Bike Bridge Not Part of Plans for New OhioHealth Offices

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Question Why Bike Bridge Not Part of Plans for New OhioHealth Offices

Big changes are coming to the area surrounding West North Broadway and State Route 315. A new office complex means that upgrades to the street network are planned and a freeway exit is being removed, but Clintonville residents and Olentangy Trail users will have to wait for a long-hoped-for bike and pedestrian bridge across the […]

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Work Underway on New OhioHealth Offices off Olentangy River Road

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Underway on New OhioHealth Offices off Olentangy River Road

Work is underway on an $89 million dollar office development just off of Olentangy River Road. When completed, the two new buildings – one five stories and the other four – will house about 1,600 OhioHealth employees. Those employees, who will not start moving into their new offices until early 2019, are currently scattered at […]

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Proposal Would Transform Area Around Third and High in the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Would Transform Area Around Third and High in the Short North

Big changes could be on the way for yet another section of the High Street corridor in the Short North. A conceptual proposal from Corso Ventures calls for a nine-story building on the lot currently occupied by Montecristo House of Cigar, located at 1088 N. High St. The project also incorporates the former church building […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Municipal Light Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Municipal Light Plant

Work continues on the renovation of three unique and historic buildings at the western end of Nationwide Boulevard. Brad Dehays of Connect Realty, the developer behind the project, recently gave Columbus Underground a hart hat tour of the buildings. Known as the Municipal Light Plant, the site was once home to a coal-burning power plant. […]

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Hard Hat Tour: National Veterans Memorial & Museum

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: National Veterans Memorial & Museum

The National Veterans Memorial & Museum is starting to take shape on the Scioto Peninsula. The unique building’s concrete shell is now in place and the surrounding land is being shaped to eventually hold 250 trees, a reflecting pool and a network of walking paths. Amy Taylor of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), which […]

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