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Franklinton

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.

Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground Next Month

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Project in Franklinton to Break Ground Next Month

The long wait for actual construction to begin on the first new large-scale residential development in Franklinton appears to be over. Casto announced that a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 3rd for its 230-unit mixed-use project between Rich Street and the Scioto River. The nine-building project, now called River & Rich, has been developed […]

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Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: The Scioto Peninsula

Given the sheer number of development concepts, neighborhood plans, and other types of proposals that we write about every year, it can be easy to lose track of them – some are realized after a long delay, some are modified beyond recognition, and some quietly disappear without ever being built. Inspired by the recent book Never […]

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Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

When Columbus was announced as the winner of the $40 million federal Smart City grant last summer, much was made of the additional $90 million in matching resources that were secured from local corporate and institutional partners. The city announced last week that it has secured additional commitments, growing the total pot of monetary and […]

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Owners of Vacant Franklinton Building Looking for Tenant

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Owners of Vacant Franklinton Building Looking for Tenant

Owners of the vacant Franklinton building sitting at 937 W. Broad St., near the closed Florentine, are looking to partner or lease with a restauranteur. The location, once eyed by Columbus Food League for the potential Franklinton Tap Room, has sat purposeless for several years, but co-owner Blake Compton isn’t rushing to put just any […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Najette Kanoun on Glassquerade, Civil Engineering and Glassblowing

Hannah Benson Hannah Benson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Najette Kanoun on Glassquerade, Civil Engineering and Glassblowing

In honor of its 30th anniversary, Glass Axis is giving its annual fundraiser, Glassquerade, an 80s-style makeover. Boasting a glass fashion show, a performance from The Reaganomics and two cash bars. The fun begins in Glass Axis’ Franklinton location at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Najette Kanoun – engineer, visual artist and Glassquerade Planning […]

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21 Acre Downtown Development Plan Unveiled

Brent Warren Brent Warren 21 Acre Downtown Development Plan Unveiled

The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) has unveiled its long-awaited plan to develop 21 acres of city-owned and county-owned land on the Scioto Peninsula. The vision is of a dense urban neighborhood, with over 1,500 residential units, 180,000 square feet of retail, 240 hotel rooms, and as much as 840,000 square feet of office space. […]

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Franklinton Group Building Toward Future with New Name

Brent Warren Brent Warren Franklinton Group Building Toward Future with New Name

The Franklinton Development Association is now the Franklinton Urban Empowerment Lab. The name change is accompanying a rebranding, as well as some rethinking about the best way for the nonprofit organization to serve its fast-changing neighborhood. Executive Director Jack Storey said that the plan is to add one staffer a year in order to offer […]

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