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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.

Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

 Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Nannette V. Maciejunes has been the executive director of the Columbus Museum of Art since 2003. She has been integral in bringing the best of the art world to Columbus, including the upcoming exhibition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, which opens June 10. She enjoys art of all kinds, especially 20th century American […]

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Columbus Commons Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Randi Walle Randi Walle Columbus Commons Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Any Columbus-native older than the age of six remembers City Center Mall in Downtown Columbus, located between High Street and Third Street, which officially closed its doors in March of 2009. While the mall was crowded during its peak occupancy in the mid-nineties, by the early 2000s the mall began to decline in popularity. The mall […]

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Pop-Up Project will Transform RiverSouth Alley to Pedestrian Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pop-Up Project will Transform RiverSouth Alley to Pedestrian Space

In just a couple of weeks, an underutilized alleyway in the RiverSouth neighborhood will take on a new life as a temporary pedestrian-centric outdoor amenity space, thanks to Transit Columbus — the same group that is currently installing the Parklet Project on Gay Street. Starting on June 9th, the block of West Cherry Street between […]

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Downtown Commission Likes Two25 Commons, Dislikes Elevated Walkway

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Commission Likes Two25 Commons, Dislikes Elevated Walkway

An updated version of the 12-story mixed-use Two25 project that was unveiled yesterday went in front of the Downtown Commission this morning. Overall, the individual commission members responded positively about the majority of the project’s details, with some discussion about material choices, color palettes and other architectural aesthetics. “It looks beautiful, but I have two […]

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Downtown Commission Weighs in on Millennial Tower Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Commission Weighs in on Millennial Tower Proposal

The recently-announced 25-story Millennial Tower received its first round of feedback from the Downtown Commission this morning as the project went in front of the group for conceptual review. Developer Bill Schottenstein presented the project to the Commission, and explained the thought process behind the design, the height, the uses, and the architecture. The mixed-use […]

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New Design for Two25 Commons Submitted to Downtown Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Design for Two25 Commons Submitted to Downtown Commission

The Daimler Group and Kaufman Development have submitted a new design to the Downtown Commission for their Two25 Commons development. The project — which was originally announced as a 17-story tower but was scaled back to 12 stories in March — features a mix of retail, office, and residential uses. Kaufman Development CEO Brett Kaufman […]

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Three Discovery District Buildings Planned for Mixed-Use Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Three Discovery District Buildings Planned for Mixed-Use Development

A trio of three-story buildings located in the Discovery District sub-neighborhood in Downtown Columbus will be getting a residential and retail conversion if a new plan is approved during tomorrow’s Downtown Commission Meeting. Local developer Don DeVere has submitted plans to renovate 288 East Long Street, 294 East Long Street, and 151 North Sixth Street — […]

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