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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.

Franklinton Shipping Container Park Delayed Until 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklinton Shipping Container Park Delayed Until 2016

A shipping container park was originally planned to pop-up in Franklinton this summer on the site of a planned five-story 310-unit mixed-use apartment development for the neighborhood, but the concept has officially been pushed back to 2016. “It’s been tough because the city of Columbus doesn’t have a process for this like some other cities […]

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Independents’ Day Announces Lineup Featuring Over 70 Performers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Independents’ Day Announces Lineup Featuring Over 70 Performers

The organizers of this year’s Independents Day festival teased out some of their initial music lineup back in June, which includes Soul Position (RJD2 & Blueprint), Red Wanting Blue, Saintsenica and RoeVy, but today they’ve announced almost all the rest of the performers, which adds up to a whopping 70+ roster of bands, rappers, djs and […]

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Pop-Up Shipping Container Park Coming to Franklinton This Summer

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pop-Up Shipping Container Park Coming to Franklinton This Summer

While the long-term plans for the land located just south of 400 West Rich Street call for several new mixed-use apartment buildings, the land won’t be sitting empty in the short term. During yesterday’s East Franklinton Review Board meeting, representatives from CASTO proposed a pop-up shipping container part that was met with unanimous approval by […]

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Franklinton Review Board Pushes New Development to Go Bigger

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklinton Review Board Pushes New Development to Go Bigger

Representatives from CASTO presented plans this afternoon for conceptual review of their first phase of a larger 11.5 acre mixed-use collaborative development planned in East Franklinton. The proposal was given a first look by the East Franklinton Review Board, who generally seemed to like the plan, but asked to see more consideration given to specific […]

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Lucas Lofts Development Approved in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lucas Lofts Development Approved in Franklinton

In February, a new 69-unit residential building known as Lucas Lofts was proposed for East Franklinton, next door to 400 West Rich Street, and this afternoon the project got the greenlight from the East Franklinton Review Board. Over the past three months, the project has seen minor updates from developer Urban Smart Growth, mostly with […]

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Details Revealed on Five-Story 310-Unit Mixed-Use Buildings in East Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Details Revealed on Five-Story 310-Unit Mixed-Use Buildings in East Franklinton

The first two phases of the development of the former Riverside-Bradley public housing site will go in front of the East Franklinton Review Board at tonight’s monthly meeting, calling for the construction of two large five-story buildings south of Rich Street along the Scioto River. Together, the buildings would house approximately 310 residential units, over […]

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More Coffee & Coworking Coming Soon to Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Coffee & Coworking Coming Soon to Franklinton

Coworking in Columbus has seen some ups and downs over the past several years, but judging from the success of several recently opened or expanded spots, the flexible work environment has become quite popular once again. Local entrepreneurs will have another option to find that type of workspace later this year when Victoria Calderón and Virginia Nunes of […]

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