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Harrison West

Established at the turn of the 20th Century and added to the Register of Historic Places in 1975, Harrison West features brick streets and housing built by craftsmen for workers in nearby factories. The neighborhood is bordered by Victorian Village and the Olentangy River, and is home to several parks and works of public art.

Battelle Looking to Develop Prime Real Estate in Harrison West

Brent Warren Brent Warren Battelle Looking to Develop Prime Real Estate in Harrison West

Battelle has taken the first steps in a process that could lead to the development of nearly 20 acres of land between West Fifth Avenue and West Third Avenue in Harrison West. The parcel in question – which sits just east of the Olentangy River – is currently the site of a large surface parking […]

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Katalina’s: A Glance Back Through the Cafe’s Culinary Evolution

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Katalina’s: A Glance Back Through the Cafe’s Culinary Evolution

Katalina’s, the local cafe famous for its signature pancake balls, is fast approaching its fifth summer in business. The century-old building, a former filling station, sits in the east end of Harrison West, removed from the caffeinated stir of Downtown Columbus. Though the neighborhood is quiet, Katalina’s could never be described as sleepy; the vibrant […]

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Urban Neighborhoods Seeing More New Single-Family Homes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Urban Neighborhoods Seeing More New Single-Family Homes

As new construction reaches a fevered pitch in the central city neighborhoods of Columbus, it’s worth pointing out that it’s not just multi-story apartment buildings with ground-floor retail that are getting approved and built. New single-family housing is increasingly being offered as an alternative, both for people interested in more space than an apartment offers […]

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Construction to Start Soon on Harrison Park Townhomes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction to Start Soon on Harrison Park Townhomes

Construction is scheduled to begin early next year on 24 townhomes at the corner of Second Avenue and Harrison Park Place in Harrison West. The new units, which will be offered as for-sale condominiums, represent the final piece of Wagenbrenner Development’s larger Harrison Park development. Half of the townhomes will face parkland to the west […]

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Construction to Start Soon on Trotter’s Gate Project in Harrison West

Brent Warren Brent Warren Construction to Start Soon on Trotter’s Gate Project in Harrison West

Construction is set to begin soon on a 144-unit apartment complex in Harrison West. The development — dubbed Trotter’s Gate in homage to the US Trotting Association offices that have occupied the site for decades — will consist of six three-story apartment buildings as well as a clubhouse, swimming pool, and about 1,200 square feet […]

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Joe Armeni on 30 Years of Rehabs and New-Builds in the Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Joe Armeni on 30 Years of Rehabs and New-Builds in the Short North

Joe Armeni has had a front row seat for the Short North’s long transition from troubled to trendy. As a realtor and developer – he heads up New Victorians as well as a RE/MAX office based in Harrison West – Armeni has been living and working in the neighborhood for more than 30 years.  His long […]

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Caffe Apropos Celebrates 10 Years in Harrison West

Walker Evans Walker Evans Caffe Apropos Celebrates 10 Years in Harrison West

Caffe Apropos has been a staple hangout in Harrison West for a decade now, serving up coffees, espressos, breakfast, lunch, snacks, wine, beer and more to residents who gather at the cozy intersection of Third and Michigan. But what you may not realize is that owner Anton Wood has his own roaster tucked away in […]

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