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Mayor Coleman Proposes Harsh Punishments for Negligent Landlords

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman Proposes Harsh Punishments for Negligent Landlords

The office of Mayor Michael Coleman has announced an aggressive new plan to fight urban decay in Columbus. According to a press release issued by the Mayor’s office Monday, the proposal would allow the city to penalize owners of unsafe properties to the tune of $1,000 a day until the properties are brought to acceptable […]

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Proposal Calls for Condos in Historic Church, New Townhomes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Condos in Historic Church, New Townhomes

A new proposal calls for the conversion of a historic Italian Village church into eight condominiums. The vacant lot next door to the church would see two new, four-story buildings. Together the new buildings would hold 14 townhome-style condominiums, each with parking on the first floor and three floors of living space above. The proposal […]

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Opinion: RiverSouth is Ideal for Innovation District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: RiverSouth is Ideal for Innovation District

As Brent Warren reported on Thursday, Troy Miller spent his final days on Columbus City Council studying the feasibility of creating an Innovation District plan in Columbus, which would encourage the creation of a centralized cluster of entrepreneur-focused facilities. That could include startup incubators, business accelerators, industry-specific development hubs, shared resource and co-working spaces, and […]

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Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

The Short North, Franklinton or Downtown could one day be home to an “Innovation District” – a cluster of buildings offering office space, living quarters and complementary businesses that together local leaders hope would provide a boost to the city’s entrepreneurial culture. Former City Councilmember Troy Miller commissioned a feasibility study on the idea, and […]

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Proposal Would Redevelop Two Long-Vacant Campus Apartment Buildings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Would Redevelop Two Long-Vacant Campus Apartment Buildings

A Buckeye Real Estate proposal calls for the redevelopment of two long-vacant apartment buildings south of the Ohio State University campus. New apartments, townhomes, and parking would be added to the back of the two structures – a three-and-a-half story brick building at 1509 North High Street and a two-story row house behind it that […]

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Owner Now Looking to Sell Downtown Building, Not Demolish It

Brent Warren Brent Warren Owner Now Looking to Sell Downtown Building, Not Demolish It

Plans to demolish a three-story brick building at 330 Oak Street appear to be off the table, as the owner of the property now is actively looking to sell the former pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, Inc.(BIRI), an affiliate of Roxane Laboratories, submitted an application to the Downtown Commission last month to demolish the […]

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Neighborhood Opposition Puts Olympic Apartments On Hold

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Neighborhood Opposition Puts Olympic Apartments On Hold

Plans for a large-scale development project in Clintonville have come to a halt after drawing the ire of certain community groups. Local real estate developer Kyle Katz submitted plans to construct a mixed-use building on the site of the now-closed Olympic Swim Club on Indianola Avenue to the city this summer. The building would include […]

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