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Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Former assistant director of the Franklin Development Association, Jack Storey, officially took over as executive director of the nonprofit organization back on July 1st. Storey was officially hired as assistant director in January of this year, but has worked in community development in Ohio since 2010. He said that part of what attracted him to […]

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Library Calling for Demolition and Redevelopment of Grant Oak Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Library Calling for Demolition and Redevelopment of Grant Oak Apartments

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is soliciting proposals to redevelop the row of apartment buildings just north of the newly renovated Main Library downtown. The library has posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on their website that specifies what they have in mind for the site – two mid-rise apartment buildings framing a small park, with […]

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View on Grant Apartment Development Gets Further Updates

Walker Evans Walker Evans View on Grant Apartment Development Gets Further Updates

While construction work has already begun on the View on Grant apartment project in Downtown Columbus, the building plans are continuing to see some revisions. When the project was first proposed over a year ago, it included an addition on the north side of the building, which was later removed during the design revision process. […]

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Rooftop Event Venue Gets Green Light for Smith Bros. Hardware Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rooftop Event Venue Gets Green Light for Smith Bros. Hardware Building

Representatives from Capitol Equities and Architectural Alliance presented a slightly modified plan today to the Downtown Commission for their rooftop patio project at the iconic Smith Bros. Hardware Building. The plan — which was preliminarily shown to the Commission back in January — didn’t have too many updates from the original, which would create a […]

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New Park and Underground Garage Approved at COSI

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Park and Underground Garage Approved at COSI

Representatives from the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation and landscape architectural firm MKSK presented an update for the underground parking garage and greenspace project at COSI that was first announced earlier this year. A more detailed look for the new park was shown to the Downtown Commission, which would feature a variety of programmed areas and places […]

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Historic Fire House to be Renovated in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Fire House to be Renovated in Franklinton

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Heritage Ohio announced yesterday that the groups would be collaborating to renovate the historic Engine House #6 building, located at 540 West Broad Street in Franklinton. Most passers by will recognize the building as “Jimmie Rea’s Electronics,” which has had a sign on the building since 1975. Once […]

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Construction Roundup: Bridge Park

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction Roundup: Bridge Park

Most of the recent news about Bridge Park been in the form of tenant announcements – RAM Restaurant and Brewery, Mesh Fitness, Cap City Fine Diner, the Avenue Steak Tavern and Pins Mechanical Company have all committed to spots in the massive Dublin development. While those leases were being signed, though, a whole lot of […]

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