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Founded in 1797, making it one of the oldest communities in Central Ohio, Franklinton is located immediately west of downtown Columbus. Since a floodwall was erected there in 2003, redevelopment efforts have included more than 40 residential projects, a new firehouse, two new schools, and a new residential dormitory at Mount Carmel Medical Center West.

Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts

Walker Evans Walker Evans Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts

Three local Columbus development organizations were awarded over $200,000 in grants from the city’s Green Columbus Fund at yesterday’s City Council meeting. That includes a grant for $135,990 for the Day Companies to redevelop and restore three commercial buildings Downtown, known as the long-vacant Madison’s department store. The company acquired the properties two weeks ago […]

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The Vanderelli Room Art Gallery Opens in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Vanderelli Room Art Gallery Opens in Franklinton

Alicia Jean (AJ for short) Vanderelli has been a part of the artistic renaissance in Franklinton ever since she first moved into her studio space at 400 West Rich in late 2011. This weekend, she’s expanding her commitment exponentially with the grand opening of The Vanderelli Room, a brand-new art gallery space located in a […]

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The Atlantic Falls in Love with Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Atlantic Falls in Love with Columbus

The Atlantic is a historied cultural magazine with an online reputation as a leading voice in covering urban places and their related issues and trends. Multiple writers at The Atlantic have turned their attention to the city of Columbus during the month of October, publishing some very positive pieces about various facets of the city. […]

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New Museum Design Approved, Demolition of Old Vets Memorial Set to Begin

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Museum Design Approved, Demolition of Old Vets Memorial Set to Begin

The plan by the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) to remake the Scioto Pennisula took another step forward this week as the Downtown Commission approved the demolition of the existing Vets Memorial auditorium and convention facility at 300 West Broad Street. The commission also approved the latest design for its immediate replacement; an Ohio Veterans […]

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Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

The Short North, Franklinton or Downtown could one day be home to an “Innovation District” – a cluster of buildings offering office space, living quarters and complementary businesses that together local leaders hope would provide a boost to the city’s entrepreneurial culture. Former City Councilmember Troy Miller commissioned a feasibility study on the idea, and […]

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Orange Barrel Unveils First Wallscape Ad at New Headquarters

Walker Evans Walker Evans Orange Barrel Unveils First Wallscape Ad at New Headquarters

If you’ve spotted the massive concrete pillars that have risen west of Downtown Columbus this summer, and wondered to yourself what exactly those things are supposed to be, you’re not alone. Dozens of CU readers have emailed, tweeted and facebooked us over the past few months asking what exactly was rising high above this particular […]

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Photos: Independents’ Day 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Independents’ Day 2014

The annual Independents’ Day festival took place this weekend with over 65 local musical performers ranging from indie rock to hip hop to dance party djs. The event continues today through 5pm, though the bulk of the festival took place yesterday in its new home in East Franklinton. For more information, visit www.thisisindependent.com. Matt Ellis is […]

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