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Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & More

A somewhat warm and blue-skied day in late January allowed us to capture a winter Construction Roundup photo update of many of the new developments underway in Downtown Columbus and the surrounding neighborhoods. With a project to be found on nearly every other block, not every construction site is included in every installment, but this […]

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Interview: Shannon Hardin on Development, Transit & the Densification of Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Shannon Hardin on Development, Transit & the Densification of Columbus

A lot has happened in Columbus since Shannon Hardin was first appointed to City Council in October of 2014, especially in the transportation and urban development realm – the city won the Smart City challenge grant, new mixed-use projects have continued to pop up all throughout the central city, and the Central Ohio Transit Authority […]

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More Than Half of Columbus Residents are Now Renters

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Than Half of Columbus Residents are Now Renters

Over the course of past decade, Columbus has become a “renter-dominated market” along with 21 other major U.S. cities. That means that more than half of the population of the city of Columbus now lives in a rental units rather than an owned unit. “There’s no nice way to put this — the idea of […]

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Library Turned Down Offers to Renovate Grant Oak Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Library Turned Down Offers to Renovate Grant Oak Apartments

When the board of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) voted last week to sell the Grant Oak Apartments, it chose a proposal that will require the demolition of the seven 1940’s-era buildings that sit just north of the Main Library. Ben Zenitsky, Marketing & Communications Specialist for CML, confirmed that the library did receive proposals […]

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City Unveils New Policy for Incentives and Tax Abatements

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Unveils New Policy for Incentives and Tax Abatements

The City of Columbus today unveiled a new set of policy guidelines that would change the way tax abatements are awarded for development projects and formalize the system of tax breaks offered for new businesses promising job growth. In response to a growing chorus of opposition to the existing tax abatement policy – in which […]

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Opinion: A Big-Picture Conversation on Development is Necessary

Mike Brown Mike Brown Opinion: A Big-Picture Conversation on Development is Necessary

There is major new development in the heart of Columbus, and that is creating a needed conversation on affordability. Advocacy groups are working to drive a new generation of investment and policy in our region to spur affordable developments, along with various levels of government. We also have some voices very critical of the new […]

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Grant Oak Apartments to be Demolished and Redeveloped

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grant Oak Apartments to be Demolished and Redeveloped

It was revealed that the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) had plans to sell off the Grant Oak Apartments for redevelopment back in August 2016, so it should come as little surprise that the day has arrived for the formal announcement that this project is taking steps forward. The CML Board of Trustees voted today on […]

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