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Italian Village

Annexed to the city in 1862, Italian Village was one of Columbus’s first suburbs. It is bounded by I-670 on the south, Fifth Avenue on the north, North High Street on the west, and the Conrail railroad tracks to the east. A mix of Italian and Irish immigrants resided in the area in the 1890s, and Italianate style architecture is prevalent.

Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for UDF Site in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Three-Story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for UDF Site in Short North

Elford Development has submitted plans to the Italian Village Commission to redevelop the the United Dairy Farmers store and adjacent parking lot at the southeast corner of High Street and First Avenue. The plans call for a three-story building with two small retail storefronts at the southern end of the development, a larger retail space […]

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Brewpub and Townhomes Proposed for Prominent Italian Village Corner

Brent Warren Brent Warren Brewpub and Townhomes Proposed for Prominent Italian Village Corner

The Italian Village Commission will hear a proposal this month to build a brewpub along with eight three-story townhomes at the southwest corner of East Fifth Avenue and North Fourth Street. The proposal, from Arch City Development, would require the demolition of two single-story cinder-block buildings — most of the 0.4-acre site is currently an […]

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Offices, Not Condos Now Planned for Pearl Street in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Offices, Not Condos Now Planned for Pearl Street in Italian Village

Borror Properties will be back in front of the Italian Village Commission tonight with new plans for 848 Pearl Street. The development, which was conceptually approved by the commission last summer as a 14-unit condominium project, is now being modified to accommodate 24,000 square feet of office space. Taking up about 10,000 square feet of […]

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Bollinger Tower Hotel to Get First Review from Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bollinger Tower Hotel to Get First Review from Commission

The plan to convert the 11-story Bollinger Tower from affordable senior housing to a hotel will be getting its first review from the Italian Village Commission tomorrow. Submitted renderings show new windows and a fresh coat of paint on the building. They also show a name — Cambria Hotel and Suites, although Michael Schiff of […]

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258 Apartments, 95 Condos Approved for Jeffrey Park in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren 258 Apartments, 95 Condos Approved for Jeffrey Park in Italian Village

The next two phases of the Jeffrey Park development were unanimously approved last night by the Italian Village Commission. That means another 258 apartments, 95 “condo flats” and well over 500 parking spaces (mostly in garages) will be added to the 40-acre site. Rob Harris of Wagenbrenner Development said that the plan is to break […]

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Restaurant Review: Factory on 4th

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Factory on 4th

The scoop on Factory on 4th is pretty well known. It made its debut inside the Wonder Bread building as Cray back in 2014. It struggled. A restaurant television show performed a makeover this spring. Now it’s called Factory on 4th. The post-makeover decor is nicer. Having never been a fan of graffiti art, the […]

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Construction Roundup: Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Short North

Unsurprisingly, the Short North continues to be one of the hottest neighborhoods for new development, which means that construction sites can be found all throughout Italian Village, Victorian Village and along High Street as well. Our latest construction roundup includes photos taken all over the neighborhood, including the site of Hubbard Park Place, which has […]

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