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Columbus Zoo Unveils Details of New Downtown Attraction

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Zoo Unveils Details of New Downtown Attraction

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium unveiled new details of their proposed “Downtown Adventure” attraction. The project, slated for a three-acre triangle of land across West Town Street from COSI, would feature interactive animal exhibits arranged around a multi-level tree sculpture. Visitors would climb up and through a rain forest habitat and be presented with options; […]

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Historic Discovery District Building to be Redeveloped

Brent Warren Brent Warren Historic Discovery District Building to be Redeveloped

Renovation work has begun on a historic three-story brick building at the northeast corner of Long Street and Grant Avenue downtown. Debbie Rosenfeld and development partner Bryan Savage have purchased the building, along with two adjacent, one-story warehouse buildings. Savage plans to use the first floor of the brick building as office space for his […]

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Proposal for Front and Long Would Add Affordable Housing Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for Front and Long Would Add Affordable Housing Downtown

A collection of buildings at the southeast corner of Front and Long Streets Downtown is being considered for redevelopment as workforce housing; about 40 units of affordable apartments would sit on top of street-level retail. The project, along with another potential development on the South Side, would be the first under the city’s new Housing […]

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Grandview Yard Gets LEED Neighborhood Certification

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grandview Yard Gets LEED Neighborhood Certification

Only a small fraction of the 100+ acres of the Grandview Yard development footprint has been complete, but the project just landed a major feather in its cap with one of the first LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) Silver designations in the Midwest. As recognized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED-ND means that Grandview Yard […]

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Modern Towers Proposed for Convention Center Expansion Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Modern Towers Proposed for Convention Center Expansion Project

Multiple companies have answered the call for new development on the north side of the Convention Center, including Wagenbrenner, Pizzuti and Starwood Hotels. A collaborative proposal has also been submitted from Daimler, Kaufman and Continental, which include two 12-to-15 story towers that would house a hotel, new residences, retail and office tenants. “It’s all pretty […]

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Two 15-Story Towers Proposed at Convention Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two 15-Story Towers Proposed at Convention Center

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority is shopping for redevelopment ideas for the northwest corner of their Downtown footprint, and they’re inviting developers to dream big. Their board is currently reviewing four proposals for the site, one of which has been in the works by Wagenbrenner Development for around a year. “About a year ago, […]

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Wasted Space in Downtown: Convention Center

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wasted Space in Downtown: Convention Center

In his recent State of the City address, Mayor Coleman said that planning has begun on a $30 million renovation of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Also in the planning stages is a parking garage to replace the surface lot on Goodale Street – directly across from the convention center – that will likely include […]

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