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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.

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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New Proposals for Jeffrey Park Could Mean Big Changes for Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Proposals for Jeffrey Park Could Mean Big Changes for Development

Wagenbrenner Development has submitted new plans to the Italian Village Commission for their Jeffrey Park development that represent a major departure from previous proposals. Instead of building a 219-unit apartment building and two parking garages on the far eastern edge of the development, new plans call for 13 smaller, three-story buildings instead. Submitted elevations show […]

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Standard Hall Coming Soon to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Standard Hall Coming Soon to The Short North

Last fall we learned that a group of Short North buildings would soon see a historic renovation project, courtesy of local developer Concept Equity. Today, we’re learning that the first tenant in the new buildings will be Standard Hall — a new restaurant and bar concept from Corso Ventures, which opened The Pint House in 2013 […]

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Harvest Pizzeria Team Announces Plans for Mexican Restaurant in Italian Village

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Harvest Pizzeria Team Announces Plans for Mexican Restaurant in Italian Village

Grow Restaurants, the team behind Harvest Pizzeria, The Sycamore, and, most recently, Downtown restaurant Salt & Pine, is adding a new concept to their impressive dossier. Chris Crader, Grow CEO, has recently signed a restaurant lease with real estate firm Capitol Equities for 995 N. Fourth Street, at the intersection of Third Avenue and Fourth […]

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First Piece of Budd Dairy Development Getting Close to Approval

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Piece of Budd Dairy Development Getting Close to Approval

The first piece of what could be a transformative development along the North Fourth Street corridor in Italian Village is close to receiving approval from the Italian Village Commission. The Lykens Companies presented the latest design to the commission earlier this week. Submitted renderings show a three-and-a-half-story, 35-unit building at the northeast corner of East […]

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