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Advocates Want to See Historic Buildings Saved on State Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Advocates Want to See Historic Buildings Saved on State Street

Last week, local development company Borror announced plans to build a new six-story mixed-use apartment building on East State Street in Downtown Columbus. The project announcement doesn’t specifically address the role that demolition will play for preparing the site for the new project, but does indirectly indicate that all or some of the buildings between […]

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Columbus City Schools to Auction off Several Key Sites

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus City Schools to Auction off Several Key Sites

Four district-owned sites are set to be auctioned off in the near future by Columbus City Schools — three at the end of the month, and another one at a to-be-determined date. With a combined appraised value of nearly $23 million, the parcels figure to attract significant attention from the development community. Here are the […]

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Historic Neil Avenue Building Among Three Sold by Columbus City Schools

Brent Warren Brent Warren Historic Neil Avenue Building Among Three Sold by Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools auctioned off three properties this week, including a two-story brick building at 2571 Neil Ave. that once held the Open Air School, a school for children that had been exposed to tuberculosis. The Neil Avenue building, which in recent years held the district’s Student Support Services, was bought by Kelley Real Estate Group […]

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Tax Reform Could Mean Trouble for Local Historic Renovation Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Tax Reform Could Mean Trouble for Local Historic Renovation Projects

Although it is hard to predict what exactly will come out of the current push by House and Senate Republicans to overhaul the federal tax code, local developers and historic preservationists are raising the alarm about one proposed change that could have a big impact on future redevelopment projects. The first draft of the legislation […]

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Project Update: Micro Apartments at Front and Long Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Micro Apartments at Front and Long Downtown

A plan to redevelop the cluster of historic buildings at the corner of Front and Long Streets Downtown is back on track after a series of delays. First announced in 2014, the project still calls for micro apartments over ground-floor retail. We recently checked in with developer Brad DeHays, of Connect Realty, to get an […]

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New Plan for Trolley Barn Site Calls for “East Market,” Restaurants and Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan for Trolley Barn Site Calls for “East Market,” Restaurants and Apartments

A Columbus Brewing Company tap room, a new concept from the owner of Ray Ray’s and an “East Market” could all be part of a new plan to revive the deteriorating brick buildings that were once used to store and repair trolleys at the northeast corner of Oak Street and Kelton Avenue on the Near […]

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First Look: Hotel St. Clair Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Hotel St. Clair Apartments

New residents started moving into the Hotel St. Clair Apartments in July, marking the beginning of what could be considered the fourth chapter in a venerable building’s long history. Originally built in 1911 as a hospital, the building at 340 St. Clair Ave. was bought by William and Zylpha Garret in 1944 and converted into […]

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