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Owners of Vacant Franklinton Building Looking for Tenant

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Owners of Vacant Franklinton Building Looking for Tenant

Owners of the vacant Franklinton building sitting at 937 W. Broad St., near the closed Florentine, are looking to partner or lease with a restauranteur. The location, once eyed by Columbus Food League for the potential Franklinton Tap Room, has sat purposeless for several years, but co-owner Blake Compton isn’t rushing to put just any […]

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New 28-Unit Condo Development Proposed Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren New 28-Unit Condo Development Proposed Downtown

The build-out continues of Neighborhood Launch, the Edwards Companies’ seven-and-a-half-acre residential development in Downtown Columbus. With construction wrapping up on the first phase of Sixth Street Mews — a 13-unit condo project that sits just south of The Welsh community center — plans for phase two have been submitted to the Downtown Commission. Those plans call […]

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Over $1 Billion in New Development Proposed in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over $1 Billion in New Development Proposed in Downtown Columbus

"This is probably the most activity I've seen in Downtown in a couple of decades." — Marc Conte

The Downtown real estate market shows few signs of slowing down, according to the latest report from the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. Even though $116 million in new development projects were completed in 2016, there’s a collective $734 million still under construction at this moment, and another $1 billion in development still in the […]

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Design and Location of New MLK Library Branch Revealed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design and Location of New MLK Library Branch Revealed

The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has released the latest design concept for its new Martin Luther King Branch. It has also revealed a new location for that branch – about two blocks west of the existing library, which sits at 1600 E. Long St. CML Marketing & Communications Specialist Ben Zenitsky confirmed that the new library […]

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Opinion: Long and Garfield Building Does Not Have to be Demolished

Kathleen Bailey Kathleen Bailey Opinion: Long and Garfield Building Does Not Have to be Demolished

An Open Letter to Columbus Development Director Steve Schoeny in response to the demolition plans announced for two buildings on the city’s Near East Side. Director Schoeny, I took a look at the building today. I can only give a layman’s opinion but it appears to me that the part of the building that collapsed is a […]

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Near East Side Community Members Want to See Buildings Saved

Walker Evans Walker Evans Near East Side Community Members Want to See Buildings Saved

On Sunday, local development corporation Next Generation announced intentions to demolish two buildings on East Long Street to prepare a larger site for sale to a private developer. Reactions to the plans have been mixed, with some residents excited about the plans, and others preferring to see the buildings preserved. “Columbus City Government is supporting Mr. […]

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Stretch of East Long Street Primed for Development after Purchase

Brent Warren Brent Warren Stretch of East Long Street Primed for Development after Purchase

A prominent two-block stretch of East Long Street in the King-Lincoln District is poised for a major mixed-use development, although what exactly it will look like is still very much up in the air. A one-acre parcel on the north side of Long, between North Garfield Avenue and Talmadge Street, was bought by the Columbus […]

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