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Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Development at First and High Will Include New UDF Store

When it was first announced last year that Elford Development planned to redevelop the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the corner of High Street and East First Avenue, no promises were made about the convenience store being included in the new building. But, at Tuesday night’s Italian Village Commission meeting, it […]

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Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground Next Month

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground Next Month

The long wait for actual construction to begin on the first new large-scale residential development in Franklinton appears to be over. Casto announced that a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 3rd for its 230-unit mixed-use project between Rich Street and the Scioto River. The nine-building project, now called River & Rich, has been developed […]

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Construction Roundup: Italian Village, Downtown & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Italian Village, Downtown & More

Part two of this month’s Construction Roundup photo update takes us through Downtown Columbus, Italian Village, the Near East Side and the Scioto Peninsula areas to find out what’s going on with new development around Columbus. A variety of apartment, condo, office, government and parking structures are currently under construction in each of these neighborhoods, […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North, University District & More

Construction cranes have sprouted up all over Columbus like steel trees as a number of significant urban development projects have simultaneously gotten under way. Many of them are concentrated along High Street through the Short North and University District neighborhoods, which this installment of our Construction Roundup series is focused upon. Check out more projects, […]

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Capital Crossroads Makes Pitch for Free Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren Capital Crossroads Makes Pitch for Free Bus Pass Program for Downtown Workers

When it comes to transit, discussions about light rail and streetcars — or high-profile, big-money initiatives like Smart Columbus — tend to grab the headlines. The Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District is betting that a much more modest program can help to revitalize Downtown while also putting a dent in Columbus’ infamous “car culture.” It will […]

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New Plan Unveiled for Five-Story Building at Fifth and Summit

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Unveiled for Five-Story Building at Fifth and Summit

Borror Properties is bringing a new proposal for the southwest corner of Summit Street and East Fifth Avenue to the Italian Village Commission next week. Borror bought the 0.6-acre site from developer Brad Howe last fall, paying a little over a million dollars for it, according to the Franklin County Auditor’s website. The new proposal calls […]

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Two Major Short North Developments Approved by Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Major Short North Developments Approved by Commission

The Victorian Village Commission approved two major Short North developments at its March 9 meeting – Kaufman Development’s nine-story mixed-use project between West Second and Price Avenues, and the Pizzuti Companies’ two-building project on West First Avenue. The projects were approved with conditions, meaning that both developers will have to return to the commission for […]

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