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New Metro Park and Mixed-Use Development Moving Forward

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Metro Park and Mixed-Use Development Moving Forward

The “Project QT” unveiling back in June was certainly one of the largest Central Ohio development announcements of 2017, which aims to turn a former quarry site into the future home of the region’s 20th Metro Park and a new mixed-use development. That project is taking another step forward this month with the official announcement of […]

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50-Acre Big Box Retail Project Changing into Mixed-Use Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans 50-Acre Big Box Retail Project Changing into Mixed-Use Development

A plan to build a retail power center at the northeast intersection of Grandview Avenue and Dublin Road has just received a major update. A new plan unveiled today shows a reduction in the retail use of the site, and the introduction of office, hotel, residential and parking garage components into the master plan. “By […]

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Borror Announces New Six-Story Mixed-Use Building Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Borror Announces New Six-Story Mixed-Use Building Downtown

With construction work officially wrapping up on their five-story apartment building at 303 S. Front St., the developers at Borror have switched gears to unveil their next Downtown project. The company announced that it plans to construct a six-story building at 265 E. State St. that will house five floors containing 220 apartment units above […]

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Columbus City Schools to Auction off Several Key Sites

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus City Schools to Auction off Several Key Sites

Four district-owned sites are set to be auctioned off in the near future by Columbus City Schools — three at the end of the month, and another one at a to-be-determined date. With a combined appraised value of nearly $23 million, the parcels figure to attract significant attention from the development community. Here are the […]

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Historic Neil Avenue Building Among Three Sold by Columbus City Schools

Brent Warren Brent Warren Historic Neil Avenue Building Among Three Sold by Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools auctioned off three properties this week, including a two-story brick building at 2571 Neil Ave. that once held the Open Air School, a school for children that had been exposed to tuberculosis. The Neil Avenue building, which in recent years held the district’s Student Support Services, was bought by Kelley Real Estate Group […]

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Tax Reform Could Mean Trouble for Local Historic Renovation Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Tax Reform Could Mean Trouble for Local Historic Renovation Projects

Although it is hard to predict what exactly will come out of the current push by House and Senate Republicans to overhaul the federal tax code, local developers and historic preservationists are raising the alarm about one proposed change that could have a big impact on future redevelopment projects. The first draft of the legislation […]

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Interview: CCAD’s Melanie Corn on the Future of the School

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: CCAD’s Melanie Corn on the Future of the School

Melanie Corn began her tenure as President of the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) in March of 2016. The school, with its campus centered around the intersection of East Gay Street and Cleveland Avenue, has long played an important role in the life of Downtown Columbus. With so many changes on the horizon […]

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