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Day Companies Buys Burned Gay Street Building, Plans Renovations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Day Companies Buys Burned Gay Street Building, Plans Renovations

The white four-story building at the southeast corner of Gay and High Streets has sat quiet this summer. After a devastating fire broke out in the basement of the building on April 15th, the three retail businesses located within (the upper floors were all vacant) were destroyed and the building has sat empty ever since. […]

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Owners of Madison’s Building to Appeal Unsafe Designation

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Owners of Madison’s Building to Appeal Unsafe Designation

The owners of the vacant buildings at 72 North High will appear before the Columbus Building Commission on Sept. 16 to appeal an order by the Building and Zoning Services Department deeming the property unsafe to occupy. The order instructs the Tonti Organization, a Columbus-based real estate company, to fix the buildings’ structural deficiencies within […]

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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Growth in Central Ohio

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Growth in Central Ohio

The Mid Ohio Planning Commission (MORPC) is working with Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus to head up a new effort called insight2050. Planning firm Calthorpe and Associates has been hired to develop a detailed description of four different growth scenarios for the region. MORPC has shared the preliminary findings from the study, which aims to […]

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New Study Asks: Can We Stop the Sprawl in Columbus?

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Study Asks: Can We Stop the Sprawl in Columbus?

Preliminary findings from a new study paint a clear picture — if Columbus and its neighboring suburban jurisdictions continue to build housing and roads the way they always have, the region will sprawl an additional 480 square miles by 2050. (To put that number into perspective, the current land area of the City of Columbus […]

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Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Brent Warren Brent Warren Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Although plans appear to be in the early stages, the Stonehenge Company is looking to build on the current site of the Ibel Building at the corner of West Third Avenue and North High Street in the Short North. Architect Jonathan Barnes presented a proposal for a six-story, 32-unit apartment building to the Victorian Village […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hard Hat Tour: Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

While we regularly post photo updates of the progress over at the new Columbus Museum of Art expansion in our Construction Roundup series, we rarely get a glimpse of the inside of the building. Today we were invited along on a hard hat construction tour of the large new wing of the museum as well as […]

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Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from Northstar

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Five-Story Building Across from Northstar

The pace of development in Italian Village shows no signs of slowing any time soon. Wood Companies has proposed a five-story mixed-use building for 940 North High Street – the concept will be presented at tomorrow’s Italian Village Commission meeting, where commissioners will also weigh in on Borror Properties’ six-story Pearl Alley proposal. Both projects are […]

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