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Construction Begins on SPARC Race Track Project

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Begins on SPARC Race Track Project

Demolition has officially begun at the old Cooper Stadium site, located just southwest of Downtown Columbus. Portions of the baseball stadium are being removed for a renovation project that will turn the land into the Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex, also known as SPARC. The project first made public waves in 2008, before the Columbus […]

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Historic Downtown Power Plant Building May Be Redeveloped

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Downtown Power Plant Building May Be Redeveloped

The historic Columbus Municipal Light Plant building located at 555 West Nationwide Boulevard may soon get a new lease on life. The Columbus Department of Development has issued a request for proposals for the redevelopment of this West Arena District site. “We had a few people express interest in the property,” explained Steven Schoney, Director of the Department […]

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Hall of Justice Renovation to Complete ‘County Campus’ Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hall of Justice Renovation to Complete ‘County Campus’ Downtown

A hard hat tour of the Franklin County Hall of Justice held this morning showcased the ongoing renovation of the 1970′s-era building; work is about 60 percent complete and the project on track to be finished by this fall. Project Manager Andrew Hunkins of Corna Kokosing led the tour, taking a group that included County […]

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Design Digest: mode architects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: mode architects

Mode is a small firm with a broad portfolio that includes interior design, branding, and historic building renovations. Previously known as ON Architects, the German Village-based firm rebranded at the beginning of this year. Owner Mark Ours was kind enough to respond to our questions; providing some insight on the rebrand, the challenges of mixing modern […]

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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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