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Two Buildings on Key Block Downtown Undergoing Renovations

Brent Warren Brent Warren Two Buildings on Key Block Downtown Undergoing Renovations

Work is set to begin soon on the renovation of a three-story building at 44 N. High St. downtown, between Broad and Gay streets. Plans call for four residential units on the upper floors with the retail incubator POP Columbus eventually slated to occupy the ground level. “These four units will be really spectacular and […]

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Owner of Evolved Hopes to Restore Vacant Hudson Theater Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren Owner of Evolved Hopes to Restore Vacant Hudson Theater Building

The new owner of the former Hudson Theater hopes to breathe some life into the long-vacant building, although exactly what form that will take has yet to be determined. Nick Wolak, the owner of Evolved Body Art, bought the building at 367 E. Hudson St. in May, and is now hoping to hear from community […]

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Apartments Mostly Taken in LeVeque Tower, Condos Still Available

Brent Warren Brent Warren Apartments Mostly Taken in LeVeque Tower, Condos Still Available

A tour of the LeVeque Tower last summer revealed plenty of work still to be done on the residential units in the upper floors of the historic building. This summer is a different story, with over 80 percent of the building’s 69 apartments occupied and the final finishes being put on eight for-sale condominiums on […]

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Hard Hat Tour: Municipal Light Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hard Hat Tour: Municipal Light Plant

Work continues on the renovation of three unique and historic buildings at the western end of Nationwide Boulevard. Brad Dehays of Connect Realty, the developer behind the project, recently gave Columbus Underground a hart hat tour of the buildings. Known as the Municipal Light Plant, the site was once home to a coal-burning power plant. […]

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Renovation of Bellows School Underway Despite I-70/71 Split Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation of Bellows School Underway Despite I-70/71 Split Plans

There has been a flurry of good news lately for fans of historic buildings in Columbus, with property owners committing to restoration plans for the St. Clair Hotel, the Broadwin, 16 and 20 East Broad Street, and the Macon Hotel. Preservationists can now add to that list the former Bellows Avenue Elementary in Franklinton, which in […]

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German Village Society Gearing Up For a Fight on Gas Meters

Brent Warren Brent Warren German Village Society Gearing Up For a Fight on Gas Meters

The German Village Society has taken its battle against Columbia Gas over the placement of gas meters in the neighborhood to the next level, filing a formal complaint with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The complaint, which was filed on Monday, asks PUCO to stop the utility from moving gas meters from the […]

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Micro-Apartments Planned for Macon Hotel Building on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Micro-Apartments Planned for Macon Hotel Building on Near East Side

A local developer is formulating plans to renovate the former Macon Hotel building on the Near East Side. Yhezkel Levi, who has rehabbed a number of residential and commercial buildings in the area, bought the building in February for $45,000, according to the Franklin County Auditor’s website. Located at 377 N. 20th St., it sits […]

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