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Construction Roundup: August 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: August 2014

The summer is winding down, but there are still several months of reliable weather remaining to help construction continue at a rapid pace in Columbus. We’ve recently seen some new milestones occur as groundbreakings continue to take place, prices, floorplans and tenants continue to be announced in mixed-use development projects, and hard-hat tours become more […]

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New Plan for Barrett Site in Merion Village Adds Single-Family Houses

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Barrett Site in Merion Village Adds Single-Family Houses

Homeport’s new plan for the Barrett Middle School site in Merion Village drops the total unit count from 152 to 130, replacing several rows of two- and three-unit condo buildings with 22 single-family homes. The historic school building will still be renovated and turned into apartments, and small apartment buildings are still planned for the […]

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Pricing and Floorplans Released for Fireproof Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Pricing and Floorplans Released for Fireproof Building

Pricing and floor-plans have been released for 56 apartment units in the Fireproof project in the Short North. Monthly rents range from $1,295 for a 785 square-foot studio to $3,300 for a 2,350 square-foot, two-bedroom unit. The large two-bedroom units – there are four in total – are all located in the historic Fireproof building. […]

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Day Companies Buys Burned Gay Street Building, Plans Renovations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Day Companies Buys Burned Gay Street Building, Plans Renovations

The white four-story building at the southeast corner of Gay and High Streets has sat quiet this summer. After a devastating fire broke out in the basement of the building on April 15th, the three retail businesses located within (the upper floors were all vacant) were destroyed and the building has sat empty ever since. […]

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Owners of Madison’s Building to Appeal Unsafe Designation

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Owners of Madison’s Building to Appeal Unsafe Designation

The owners of the vacant buildings at 72 North High will appear before the Columbus Building Commission on Sept. 16 to appeal an order by the Building and Zoning Services Department deeming the property unsafe to occupy. The order instructs the Tonti Organization, a Columbus-based real estate company, to fix the buildings’ structural deficiencies within […]

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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Growth in Central Ohio

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Growth in Central Ohio

The Mid Ohio Planning Commission (MORPC) is working with Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus to head up a new effort called insight2050. Planning firm Calthorpe and Associates has been hired to develop a detailed description of four different growth scenarios for the region. MORPC has shared the preliminary findings from the study, which aims to […]

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New Study Asks: Can We Stop the Sprawl in Columbus?

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Study Asks: Can We Stop the Sprawl in Columbus?

Preliminary findings from a new study paint a clear picture — if Columbus and its neighboring suburban jurisdictions continue to build housing and roads the way they always have, the region will sprawl an additional 480 square miles by 2050. (To put that number into perspective, the current land area of the City of Columbus […]

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