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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.

New Five-Story Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Five-Story Mixed-Use Apartment Building Proposed Downtown

Two local development companies are teaming up to add more apartments and retail to Downtown Columbus. Bluestone Brothers and Crawford Hoying presented plans for a new five-story mixed-use apartment building at the corner of East Town Street and South Fifth Street, located just two blocks east of Columbus Commons. The $13 million project would replace […]

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Convention Center’s Internet Provider Fined by FCC

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Convention Center’s Internet Provider Fined by FCC

If you’ve ever tried to use a personal hot spot or smart phone to provide a Wi-Fi signal in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, it’s possible your signal was being blocked. It was probably very annoying; it also happened to be illegal. A recent investigation by the Federal Communications Commission found that Smart City, the […]

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City to Seek Proposals for Long Street Site Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren City to Seek Proposals for Long Street Site Downtown

The pending relocation of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging to the South Side will be leaving a prime development site open downtown; the agency’s six-story office building and adjacent parking lot at 174 East Long Street. The City of Columbus will be sending out a Request for Proposals before the end of this […]

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Downtown Office Vacancy Rate Holds Steady as New Tenants Move In

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Office Vacancy Rate Holds Steady as New Tenants Move In

Last week, the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District reported that the Downtown office vacancy rate held steady at 13.6%, only slightly up from the 13.2% rate reported in the fourth quarter of 2014, and still much lower than the 15.1% office vacancy rate reported in the first quarter of 2014. The numbers are a positive bellwether […]

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Bike Lanes Update: Long and Spring, Fourth and Summit, and New Lanes on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bike Lanes Update: Long and Spring, Fourth and Summit, and New Lanes on Near East Side

This fall should see the completion of a trio of bike infrastructure projects - new lanes are planned for the Near East Side; enhancements are on tap for the bike lanes installed last year on Long and Spring streets downtown; and work will be beginning soon on the much-anticipated Fourth and Third/Summit street bike lanes, which will […]

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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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