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Downtown Apartment Market Maintains 95% Occupancy Rate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Apartment Market Maintains 95% Occupancy Rate

Downtown Columbus has added hundreds of new apartment units every year for the past several years, and the demand for rental housing shows no sign of slowing. According to a new report released today by the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, the Downtown market has an apartment occupancy rate of 95%. “I don’t know why, […]

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Downtown Warehouse Proposed for Apartment Conversion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Warehouse Proposed for Apartment Conversion

Last summer, BalletMet floated a proposal to convert a Downtown warehouse that they owned into student-centric housing with a renovation by Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design. Over a year later, they’ve returned to the Downtown Commission to review an updated proposal from JDSI Celmark, a developer now attached to the project. The new proposal still calls […]

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High Street Mixed-Use Development Received Well by Downtown Commission

Walker Evans Walker Evans High Street Mixed-Use Development Received Well by Downtown Commission

Earlier this month, the Edwards Companies submitted a development proposal to the Downtown Commission for review, which calls for the construction of a new interconnected six-story building on High Street. Today, the Downtown Commission met to review the proposal. “They received it pretty well, and had some suggestions on how to get more mass up toward High […]

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Development Roundup: New Parks, Bridges, Apartments, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Development Roundup: New Parks, Bridges, Apartments, and More

Our Development Roundup feature is designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest proposals, approvals, delays and ribbon-cuttings. Whether it’s incremental updates on the many projects we are tracking, or short blurbs on some of the smaller or more far-flung developments that we have yet to cover, the aim of the roundup is to keep you informed. […]

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Construction Roundup: July 2015 Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: July 2015 Part 2

After taking a break in June, our monthly Construction Roundup photo series is back in action in July! Part two of the roundup includes photo updates from The View on Fifth, Grandview Yard, The Dennison, 40 West, Neighborhood Launch, The Jerome, the Columbus Museum of Art expansion, the North Residential District project at OSU, and […]

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Construction Roundup: July 2015 Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: July 2015 Part 1

Our popular Construction Roundup photo series took the month of June off, and lots of people noticed immediately. We heard about its disappearance via email, social media and comments here on the site, so we hope that everyone is happy to see its return for July! It’s been interesting to see the difference that two […]

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Rich Street Building Being Renovated with Eye Toward Strong Downtown Office Market

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rich Street Building Being Renovated with Eye Toward Strong Downtown Office Market

The new owner of 145 East Rich Street — a historic, four-story building that sits just a block east of Columbus Commons — is currently renovating the building with an eye toward the strong Downtown office market. Michael A. Tomko said that he had originally considered residential with ground-floor retail for the building, but the […]

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