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Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for University District Would Set New Height Limits

The City of Columbus is moving ahead with plans to change the zoning code to better reflect recommendations made in the University District Plan. That plan was adopted in 2015 after more than a year’s worth of community meetings, but discrepancies between its recommendations and existing zoning (which the plan did not change) have been […]

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Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Making a New Heyday for the Near East Side

Twenty million Americans live in poverty. That’s one in ten people. More than half of them, around 12.4 million, live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. Carol Naughton, a founding staff member of Purpose Built Communities, spoke at the Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon on Wednesday about the effects on the people living in these neighborhoods and […]

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Pavey Project Going for Variance, Preservation Easement Sought

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pavey Project Going for Variance, Preservation Easement Sought

The View on Pavey Square continues to work its way through the approval process, and many neighbors of the proposed Old North development continue to be mad about it. The latest proposal calls for a six-story building set behind the six original brick houses that line High Street between West Oakland and West Northwood Avenues. […]

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Work Starting at 3rd and High, Smart Car-Only Parking Nixed by City

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Starting at 3rd and High, Smart Car-Only Parking Nixed by City

The six-story apartment building that will soon start to rise at the southwest corner of West Third Avenue and North High Street will not feature the smart car-only parking garage that was originally proposed for the project. Adam Trautner, Vice President of The Stonehenge Company, the developer of the project, said that “pushback from the […]

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Project Update: Poindexter Village Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Poindexter Village Site

Even though the Poindexter Village redevelopment has been in the news recently, the scale of the development and the progress made so far might still come as a surprise to anyone who doesn’t regularly pass by the 16-acre site on the Near East Side. Since the project was awarded a $30 million federal grant through […]

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Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for UDF Site in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for UDF Site in Short North

Elford Development has submitted plans to the Italian Village Commission to redevelop the the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the southeast corner of High Street and First Avenue. The plans call for a three-story building with two small retail storefronts at the southern end of the development, a larger retail space […]

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Columbus Rental Rates Spike 13 Percent in Past Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Rental Rates Spike 13 Percent in Past Month

For the last two months Columbus has seen one of the highest one-bedroom rent increases in the country, according to a study done by ABODO. Vacancies are getting fewer and farther between, according to the study. “As demand for rental properties continues to climb, vacancy rates have plummeted to the lowest level since 1985” … “Only […]

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