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PACT Looking to Draw Young Professionals to Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren PACT Looking to Draw Young Professionals to Near East Side

A week-long series of events meant to introduce the Near East Side neighborhood to young professionals will kick off on April 21st. Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT) – the organization behind last year’s Blueprint for Community Investment – is partnering with the Mount Vernon Avenue District Improvement Association to sponsor the week, which they are […]

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Long and Spring Street Bridges to be Completed this Summer

Brent Warren Brent Warren Long and Spring Street Bridges to be Completed this Summer

New renderings presented at a recent public meeting give a better idea of what the Long and Spring Street bridges will look like when they are completed, which the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says will be this summer. The project began in September 2011. Nancy Burton of ODOT said that both bridges should be […]

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Poindexter Plan Calls for 350 Multi-family Units, Urban Farm

Brent Warren Brent Warren Poindexter Plan Calls for 350 Multi-family Units, Urban Farm

The latest plan from the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) for Poindexter Village calls for eventually building about 350 mixed-income, multi-family units on the site. It also proposes a collection of commercial uses along Mt. Vernon Avenue, including a three-story mixed-use building, an urban farm, and a “Food Hub” on the former IGA site at […]

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Packard-Designed School Building Stands Out in Olde Towne East

 Joffre Essley Packard-Designed School Building Stands Out in Olde Towne East

One of the most influential architects of the post-Civil War era was Henry Hobson Richardson. Columbus lacks any buildings by Richardson, but does have a few that were inspired by his designs. The Fair Avenue School is one such building. Located at 1395 Fair Avenue, just south of Broad Street, it now houses the A+ […]

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Forty-Unit Apartment Development Proposed for Olde Towne East

Brent Warren Brent Warren Forty-Unit Apartment Development Proposed for Olde Towne East

A 40-unit, three-building apartment development has been proposed for a long-vacant lot at 122 Parsons Avenue. The project, which is being developed jointly by Woods Development Group, Brexton, and Arch City Development, has been presented to the Near East Area Commission but still awaits final approval from the group. The proposal calls for a four-story […]

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Fifth Annual Local Foods Week Kicks Off Today

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Fifth Annual Local Foods Week Kicks Off Today

Local Matters is an organization dedicated to the sustainability of the land and community that feeds Central Ohio. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Local Foods Week, a nine-day celebration of Ohio farmers, producers, and artisans. This year’s installation of the event will take place from August 10th-18th, and includes a veritable feast of […]

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Near East Side Cooperative Market Celebrates With Grand Opening

Anne Evans Anne Evans Near East Side Cooperative Market Celebrates With Grand Opening

The Near East Side has gotten a new fresh produce space and it is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, as part of Local Foods Week. Local Matters opened the Near East Side Cooperative Market on May 17, 2013, sharing the 1,500 square-foot space that houses Oak Street Meat and Seafood. The community has received […]

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