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The intersection of Broad and High streets is considered the hub of Downtown, which spans 2.2 square miles. The area is home to the Ohio Statehouse, the Franklin County Courthouse, the Lazarus Building, LeVeque Tower, Columbus Commons and the Scioto Mile, as well as numerous restaurants and residential developments.

Library Calling for Demolition and Redevelopment of Grant Oak Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Library Calling for Demolition and Redevelopment of Grant Oak Apartments

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is soliciting proposals to redevelop the row of apartment buildings just north of the newly renovated Main Library downtown. The library has posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on their website that specifies what they have in mind for the site – two mid-rise apartment buildings framing a small park, with […]

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View on Grant Apartment Development Gets Further Updates

Walker Evans Walker Evans View on Grant Apartment Development Gets Further Updates

While construction work has already begun on the View on Grant apartment project in Downtown Columbus, the building plans are continuing to see some revisions. When the project was first proposed over a year ago, it included an addition on the north side of the building, which was later removed during the design revision process. […]

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Rooftop Event Venue Gets Green Light for Smith Bros. Hardware Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rooftop Event Venue Gets Green Light for Smith Bros. Hardware Building

Representatives from Capitol Equities and Architectural Alliance presented a slightly modified plan today to the Downtown Commission for their rooftop patio project at the iconic Smith Bros. Hardware Building. The plan — which was preliminarily shown to the Commission back in January — didn’t have too many updates from the original, which would create a […]

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New Park and Underground Garage Approved at COSI

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Park and Underground Garage Approved at COSI

Representatives from the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation and landscape architectural firm MKSK presented an update for the underground parking garage and greenspace project at COSI that was first announced earlier this year. A more detailed look for the new park was shown to the Downtown Commission, which would feature a variety of programmed areas and places […]

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Theatre Review: MadLab’s Muddled Scritch Scritch

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: MadLab’s Muddled Scritch Scritch

Christopher Lockheardt has made his name on sharp, witty, short plays produced at MadLab and around the country. The world premier of one of his first full-length dramas, Scritch Scritch, opened at MadLab this weekend in a production directed by Jim Azelvandre (assisted by Becky Horseman). Rebecca (Kyle Jepson), feeling stuck in her life, decides to […]

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Theatre Review: Crowd-Pleasing Wicked Returns to Columbus

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Crowd-Pleasing Wicked Returns to Columbus

Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Winnie Holtzmann’s (book) adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked is one of the longest-running shows on Broadway, and still going. This funhouse-mirror-that-shows-only-the-truth look at the Wizard of Oz returns to the Ohio Theatre this week in a touring production that retains every bit of the charm and razzle-dazzle that keeps audiences lining […]

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Sneak Preview: Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen

The folks at the new Hadley’s Bar+Kitchen are hard at work on wrapping up construction on the newest venue to open in the popular South Fourth Street area Downtown. Columbus Underground was given a quick tour of the new space this afternoon, ahead of next week’s grand opening on August 26th. Check out the photos […]

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