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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.

Mount Carmel Announces Major Expansion and Renovation Plans

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mount Carmel Announces Major Expansion and Renovation Plans

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

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklinton Gets New Coworking Space

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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First Look: The New Glass Axis in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Glass Axis in Franklinton

Glass Axis is opening their doors at 610 West Town Street in Franklinton this weekend. For more information about the new facility, CLICK HERE to read our interview with Executive Director Rex Brown. For more information, visit www.glassaxis.org. All photos by Walker Evans.

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Opinion: New Vets Memorial is No Sanctuary

 Bernard Pontones Opinion: New Vets Memorial is No Sanctuary

The curious description of the Ohio Veterans Memorial included in the December 30, 2014 article in Columbus Underground (“New Renderings Released for Ohio Veterans Memorial“) relied on theatrical and religious themes: “The Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum is conceived as an architecture of two acts. The first is an act of landscape, where the surrounding […]

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