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Historic Oak Street Building To See Retail and Apartment Renovation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Oak Street Building To See Retail and Apartment Renovation

A prominently located vacant building at the northwest corner of Oak Street and Ohio Avenue is slated to get a new lease on life thanks to a plan from new owners (and Olde Towne East residents) Brad Hobbs and Krista Sparks. The husband-and-wife duo have been contributing to the rebirth of Oak Street for several […]

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Best Urban Development of 2014: Grandview Yard

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Urban Development of 2014: Grandview Yard

2014 was a big year for urban development all throughout the Columbus region. Construction cranes could be found overhead in many busy areas while countless other new infill projects were announced all throughout the entire year. While some bemoan the loss of parking or worry about the loss of small town charm, others remain excited […]

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Renderings Released for Six-Story Pearl Street Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renderings Released for Six-Story Pearl Street Proposal

Borror Properties last night presented their latest proposal for the southeast corner of Pearl and Prescott streets to the Italian Village Commission. Submitted renderings show a six-story, predominantly glass building filling nearly the entire footprint of the site. The basic specs of the project – 13 condominiums, ranging from 1,100 to 2,800 square feet, with […]

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‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Brent Warren Brent Warren ‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Although tough choices about new street designs and bike lanes mean that cycling advocates and traffic engineers are often pitted against each other, a new collaboration between the City of Columbus and Yay Bikes has the two groups working – and riding – together. When Columbus Public Service Director Tracie Davies reached out to Yay […]

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Four Story Apartment Building Proposed for Lane Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Four Story Apartment Building Proposed for Lane Avenue

An Edwards Communities proposal to build a four-story apartment building on Lane Avenue was recently given the green light from the University Area Commission zoning committee, clearing the way for the developer to bring the project before the full commission at its December 17th meeting. The plan calls for demolishing the two existing apartment buildings […]

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Second Phase of Bishop’s Walk Condos Selling Quickly Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Second Phase of Bishop’s Walk Condos Selling Quickly Downtown

After the Great Recession of 2007-2009, very few for-sale condos have been built in Downtown Columbus or the surrounding urban neighborhoods. Development has certainly bounced back in a big way in recent years, but the overwhelming number of new living spaces are nearly all constructed as for-rent apartment units. That means that the second phase […]

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Photos: The Welsh at Neighborhood Launch

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: The Welsh at Neighborhood Launch

The last time we were inside The Welsh (that’s the name of the new community center at the Neighborhood Launch development Downtown) it was mostly drywall and sawdust. Six month later, the conversion of the former Faith Mission building is wrapping up with construction and most of the amenities are now in place and functional […]

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