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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.

Lack of Municipal Parking Stunting Downtown Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lack of Municipal Parking Stunting Downtown Development

When the Edwards Companies submitted a proposal to the Downtown Commission to construct a new six-story building on High Street between Gay and Long, many Columbus Underground readers expressed frustration with the building being too short for the area. When compared to the nearly-completed 12-story 250 High building or the proposed 17-story mixed-use Two25 building, […]

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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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1831 Tavern Has Closed

Walker Evans Walker Evans 1831 Tavern Has Closed

Columbus Underground was notified last night that the 1831 Tavern (formerly known as The Jury Room, and also known as Balls for a brief period) appeared to be shuttered permanently with the restaurant’s sign painted over in black. Owner Joe Milano did not yet respond for comment about the news, but local business broker Randy […]

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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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City Offices to Move into Former Bob Evans HQ on South Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Offices to Move into Former Bob Evans HQ on South Side

Since 2011, the former Bob Evans Headquarters building at 3700 South High Street has sat empty on the city’s south side when the company relocated to New Albany. Yesterday, Columbus City Council authorized legislation to move the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) into the building to enable its expansion. “After four long years […]

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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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