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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.

Hot Chicken Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hot Chicken Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Once again, Hot Chicken Takeover is headed out into the world with their Neighborhood Tour series, bringing fried chicken to eight different stops throughout September and October. The restaurant located inside the North Market will remain open while the company’s food truck — recently voted the best food truck in Columbus — hits the streets […]

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Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Jack Storey Settling Into New Leadership Role in Franklinton

Former assistant director of the Franklin Development Association, Jack Storey, officially took over as executive director of the nonprofit organization back on July 1st. Storey was officially hired as assistant director in January of this year, but has worked in community development in Ohio since 2010. He said that part of what attracted him to […]

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Historic Fire House to be Renovated in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Fire House to be Renovated in Franklinton

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Heritage Ohio announced yesterday that the groups would be collaborating to renovate the historic Engine House #6 building, located at 540 West Broad Street in Franklinton. Most passers by will recognize the building as “Jimmie Rea’s Electronics,” which has had a sign on the building since 1975. Once […]

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Realtors and Developers Work to Close Gap in Mid-Range Housing Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Realtors and Developers Work to Close Gap in Mid-Range Housing Market

If you’re looking to purchase a starter home in Columbus, you have your work cut out for you. As home prices continue to climb and for-sale housing inventory continues to disappear, most builders and developers have turned their attention to the higher end of the market, leaving the middle-class with fewer and fewer options. In […]

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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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