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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.

Naturally Impactful: Aquatics Options Plentiful with CRPD

Anne Evans Anne Evans Naturally Impactful: Aquatics Options Plentiful with CRPD

When it’s hot out, one of the most economical ways to cool off includes a visit to an outdoor swimming pool or a sprayground run by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. In colder weather, a visit to the indoor Columbus Aquatics Center in Victorian Village, one of the neighborhood’s Best Kept Secrets, is a […]

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Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

It’s taken resilience for the impoverished urban core of Columbus to get to this moment. Many didn’t make it. Many more are struggling to. The obstacles are dense and stifling. In a way, they’re a distraction from themselves. People are too busy navigating each minute to be able to look around and ask why and […]

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Franklinton Building to be Partially Demolished, Future Development Planned

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklinton Building to be Partially Demolished, Future Development Planned

After decades of neglect and gradual deterioration, a portion of the building located at 435 West Town Street in Franklinton is expected to see demolition within the next several months. The two-story section of the building on the south side of the property facing Walnut Street has long been without a roof, and signs on […]

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Kaufman Announces Five-Story Apartment Development in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kaufman Announces Five-Story Apartment Development in Franklinton

Franklinton has been a hotspot for development announcements over the past several years, and that trend continues today, with new plans proposing a five-story mixed-use apartment building on Broad Street in the heart of the neighborhood. The project will be the first in Franklinton from Kaufman Development, which has primarily focused their urban development efforts […]

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Franklinton Mixed-Use Development Proposal Receives Updates

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Mixed-Use Development Proposal Receives Updates

Changes have been been made to the large mixed-use development planned for the former Riverside-Bradley public housing site in East Franklinton. The first phase of the project will now include 230 apartments, over 36,000 square feet of office and retail space, and a 290-space parking garage. The layout of the development has also been altered, […]

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Jim Sweeney Exiting Post at Franklinton Development Association

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jim Sweeney Exiting Post at Franklinton Development Association

After serving for 14 years as the Executive Director of the Franklinton Development Association, Jim Sweeney is “hanging up his spurs.” Sweeney has helped to oversee a wide variety of projects that the group has been involved with — both directly and indirectly — including the construction and renovation of over 150 single family homes […]

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Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans Farmers Markets in Columbus Ohio

There are some new Farmers Markets popping up around town, so it’s time for an update on where you can find local, fresh produce and more to stock your pantry and get the bests tastes of the season. Saturday, April 30th is opening weekend for the Clintonville Farmers Market and next Wednesday, May 4th opens […]

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