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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.

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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Orange Barrel Media Pays Homage to Franklinton History With New Mural

Walker Evans Walker Evans Orange Barrel Media Pays Homage to Franklinton History With New Mural

On Friday, Franklinton took one step closer to becoming the city’s official new arts district with the unveiling of a 5,000 square foot mural on the south side of the new Orange Barrel Media building. The installation is a digitally printed enlargement of an oil painting by Ohio artist Emily Jay, which depicts a scene […]

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CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Expanding to East Franklinton, South Campus and Beyond

While CoGo will not be expanding to cover the entire campus of The Ohio State University this year, it will still be expanding to other high-demand areas throughout the central city. Plans to add new stations first surfaced back in December, and a meeting this past week between City administrators and CoGo management helped to […]

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