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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.

Orange Barrel Media Pays Homage to Franklinton History With New Mural

Walker Evans Walker Evans Orange Barrel Media Pays Homage to Franklinton History With New Mural

On Friday, Franklinton took one step closer to becoming the city’s official new arts district with the unveiling of a 5,000 square foot mural on the south side of the new Orange Barrel Media building. The installation is a digitally printed enlargement of an oil painting by Ohio artist Emily Jay, which depicts a scene […]

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CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

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While CoGo will not be expanding to cover the entire campus of The Ohio State University this year, it will still be expanding to other high-demand areas throughout the central city. Plans to add new stations first surfaced back in December, and a meeting this past week between City administrators and CoGo management helped to […]

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Mount Carmel Announces Major Expansion and Renovation Plans

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It’s no secret that Mount Carmel Health Systems has been exploring new possibilities in Grove City for the past two years, but yesterday afternoon the big announcement was officially made. The hospital system will be building a $355 million expansion that includes a five-story medical office building and seven-story inpatient hospital building totaling a combined […]

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69-Unit Lucas Lofts Planned for East Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren 69-Unit Lucas Lofts Planned for East Franklinton

Plans to develop the land immediately surrounding 400 West Rich in Franklinton are starting to take shape. In addition to the recently-announced transformation of 289 West Walnut Street into artist studios, ground could be broken as soon as this summer on Lucas Lofts, a four-story, 69-unit apartment building at the northwest corner of West Rich and Lucas […]

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More Artist Studio Space Coming to Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren More Artist Studio Space Coming to Franklinton

The owners of 400 West Rich plan to convert an 18,000 square-foot former factory building just down the street into more artist studios. The East Franklinton Review Board approved the renovation plan for 289 West Walnut Street in December. The building – which served as a metals extrusion and fabrication plant for the B&T Metals […]

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Franklinton Gets New Coworking Space

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Tired of working out of the neighborhood coffee shop? Then you might be ready for a co-working upgrade. 400 West Rich has officially opened their new 4,000 square foot co-working facility on the second floor of the popular Franklinton creative space. Pricing ranges from $150 to $500 per month with short term lease agreements, and […]

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Glass Axis Opens in Franklinton on Friday

Walker Evans Walker Evans Glass Axis Opens in Franklinton on Friday

Franklinton is often touted as the next emerging arts district in Columbus, and this Friday, the neighborhood will get a little bit “artier” with the opening of Glass Axis. The nearly-thirty-year-old organization announced plans to relocate their facilities a year ago, and after a few days, their doors at 610 West Town Street are officially ready […]

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