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Update: Columbus Main Library to Reopen in June

Randi Walle Randi Walle Update: Columbus Main Library to Reopen in June

While it may not look like much now, come late June the Main Library will be fully functioning, happily serving the residents of Central Ohio once again. The 255,400 square-foot building has been under renovation since February of 2015, and has been entirely closed to the public since April 2015. Much progress has been made […]

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First Major Piece of 15th and High Redevelopment Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Major Piece of 15th and High Redevelopment Approved

Edwards Communities received approval last week from the University Area Review Board to build a six-story, mixed-use development on the east side of High Street between 16th and 17th avenues. Ryan Szmanski of Edwards said that work on the site could begin as soon as this summer, with a goal of opening by the start […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North

Unsurprisingly, the Short North continues to be one of the hottest neighborhoods for new development, which means that construction sites can be found all throughout Italian Village, Victorian Village and along High Street as well. Our latest construction roundup includes photos taken all over the neighborhood, including the site of Hubbard Park Place, which has […]

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Construction Roundup: The Barrett

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: The Barrett

When we checked in with The Barrett development in Merion Village last summer, Columbus Underground was given a guided hard-hat tour of the inside of the historic Barrett Middle School building. Renovations of the building had just begun, and the transformation into apartments was under way. An exterior tour of the site last week reveals […]

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Construction Roundup: Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown

One of the most active areas for new construction in Central Ohio continues to be Downtown Columbus. Multiple construction cranes can be spotted along the skyline for the taller new buildings, while smaller projects also continue to rise throughout neighborhoods including The Arena District, Discovery District and Neighborhood Launch. Some of the most prominent projects […]

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Construction Roundup: Near East Side, Bexley, Children’s Hospital & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Near East Side, Bexley, Children’s Hospital & More

While the city’s Near East Side may not be quite as bustling with new urban development as Italian Village, the University District, or even the Historic Dublin area, there’s still quite a bit of noteworthy construction going on. As Urban Development writer Brent Warren detailed last month, Olde Towne East has seen a lot of […]

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Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

The next phase of the multi-part Interstate 70/71 “Columbus Crossroads” construction project has officially been pushed back another year to 2018, according to officials at the Ohio Department of Transportation. This phase, known as the “Project 2D — East Interchange” includes the highway intersection where I-71 and I-70 meet on the southeast side of Downtown […]

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