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Study Asks: How Will Driverless Cars Change Downtown Columbus?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Asks: How Will Driverless Cars Change Downtown Columbus?

The 2016 Smart City Challenge win put Columbus at the forefront of a national conversation about autonomous vehicles, and plenty of people have since weighed in with opinions about what the technology will mean for the future of cities. A group of City and Regional Planning students at OSU recently studied the issue for a studio […]

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Construction to Begin This Fall on New 10-Story Short North Hotel

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction to Begin This Fall on New 10-Story Short North Hotel

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story indicated there would be no parking in the building at 800 North High Street. It has been fixed to include the building’s parking information. Final plans for the new 10-story Moxy Hotel building were unveiled this afternoon, which will replace the former Haiku restaurant building at 800 […]

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Wasted Space: Surface Parking Crater in Downtown Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Wasted Space: Surface Parking Crater in Downtown Columbus

The High Street corridor Downtown has witnessed a steady stream of development the last few years. The 12-story 250 High now sits where a parking lot once was, historic renovations are bringing the Citizens Building and the former Madison’s Department Store back to life, and the largest remaining “missing tooth” along the corridor — parking lots […]

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First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Floor Expansion Added to Bollinger Hotel Proposal

The latest proposal for Bollinger Tower calls for a first-floor addition that would extend the building toward High Street. The conversion of the 11-story building from affordable housing into a hotel received its first review from the Italian Village Commission last month. That initial proposal called for maintaining the existing green space in front, but […]

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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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Big Changes in Store for Intersection of Fifth and Summit

Brent Warren Brent Warren Big Changes in Store for Intersection of Fifth and Summit

Developer Brad Howe’s Burwell Heights project got another look from the Italian Village Commission this month. The five-story, mixed use building with ground-floor commercial would hold 74 residential units and sit at the southwest corner of Summit Street and East Fifth Avenue. The first detailed discussion of the project by the commission was in March […]

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Stonewall Redevelopment Gets Push Back from Italian Village Commission

Walker Evans Walker Evans Stonewall Redevelopment Gets Push Back from Italian Village Commission

A proposal to demolish and rebuild the Stonewall Columbus offices in the Short North returned to the Italian Village Commission on Tuesday night, where it was met with a certain amount of resistance. “The current Stonewall building is listed as a contributing building in the Short North Design Guidelines and has a significant impact on […]

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