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Only 10 Surface Parking Lots Remain on High Street in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Only 10 Surface Parking Lots Remain on High Street in The Short North

Surface parking lots are often referred to as the scourge of urban neighborhoods. And they’re officially an endangered species in The Short as far as High Street is concerned. “We’re living in a period of metamorphosis that is is fascinating and exciting for planner types to watch,” says Kyle Ezell, OSU Associate Professor of Practice in City […]

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New Hotel Could Jumpstart Downtown’s Southeast Gateway Area

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Hotel Could Jumpstart Downtown’s Southeast Gateway Area

When the Discovery District Special Improvement District commissioned a plan for the southeast quadrant of Downtown over two years ago, it was with the expectation that changes in traffic patterns due to the Interstate 70/71 split project could spur development in an area that has been dominated by surface parking lots and other car-oriented land […]

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New 11-Story Office Building Proposed for The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans New 11-Story Office Building Proposed for The Short North

Local developers at The Wood Companies and Schiff Capital Group are teaming up once again for another Short North project. The companies announced this afternoon that they plan to construct a new 11-story office building at 711 North High Street, replacing an existing public parking lot owned by the City of Columbus. The project is […]

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Columbus City Schools Needs New Buildings, May Present Levy for 2016

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Columbus City Schools Needs New Buildings, May Present Levy for 2016

At a school board meeting in 2013, Columbus City Schools approved the sale of three school buildings. According to news reports at the time, the district sold Barrett Middle School on Deshler Avenue for $2.6 million dollars. The district sold Fair Elementary on Fair Avenue for $300,000. And the district sold Kent Elementary on Gault […]

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Construction Roundup: August 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: August 2015

Summer is rapidly coming to a close, but there’s been a lot of progress on new development projects all over Columbus throughout the warm weather season. A quick look back to May’s photo gallery reveals how much can change in just three months. For our August installment, we’ve capture photographs of the latest at Nationwide […]

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New Five-Story Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Five-Story Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed Downtown

Two local development companies are teaming up to add more apartments and retail to Downtown Columbus. Bluestone Brothers and Crawford Hoying presented plans for a new five-story mixed-use apartment building at the corner of East Town Street and South Fifth Street, located just two blocks east of Columbus Commons. The $13 million project would replace […]

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Franklinton Shipping Container Park Delayed Until 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklinton Shipping Container Park Delayed Until 2016

A shipping container park was originally planned to pop-up in Franklinton this summer on the site of a planned five-story 310-unit mixed-use apartment development for the neighborhood, but the concept has officially been pushed back to 2016. “It’s been tough because the city of Columbus doesn’t have a process for this like some other cities […]

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